004/100 – 145, North End Road

145, North End Road, Golders Green

A relatively unremarkable little detached suburban house, this. Three storeys, the upper two in a white render, and a cute little flat roof dormer poking out. But, like so many unremarkable buildings around the capital, and indeed the country, this one stands out thanks to its blue plaque.

The plaque on this property commemorates the writer Evelyn Waugh, who lived here.

The house is situated right on the edge of Hampstead Garden Suburb, and just over the road from Golders Hill Park. It’s not hard to see it as a sweet little home in a pleasant area, although the road is now very busy with traffic, and many of this house’s neighbours are looking a lot rougher around the edges.