These houses were to sell at about f 1350 or £1400, well above the price of houses being built further out. £1400 represented a larger plot of more expensive ground, a much larger mortgage, but lower fares than those to Enfield, Potters Bar or Dartford.

The houses in Greenhalgh Walk, for example, were built by Courtney Crickmer, FRIBA (1879-1971). Educated at Highgate School and the AA, he was assistant to Charles H. Mileham, whose daughter lie married and whose practice he inherited in 1904. He built houses and churches at Letchworth Garden City and by 1914 he had built seventy houses in Hampstead Garden Suburb. His style varied over the years, so that by the 1930s his Greenhalgh Walk houses had red or purple facing bricks, brown hand made, sand-faced tiles and metal casements in wooden mullions. Some had half-timbering to the first floor, while other were given more classical detailing.

in Hutchings Walk, Cricketer designed some 'moderne' houses (called Sunshine Houses by other architects). These are the houses using the metal window frames with curved corner windows, long horizontal panes and a chevron vent, which Crittals brought out about 1930. Some architects built these houses with flat roofs, but Crickmer wisely gave them pitched roofs, less attractive in a thumbnail sketch, but far more practical in English weather. 50 5' 53 Similar houses were built in the same period in Muswell Hill, in Tetherdown.

Sunshine houses, 74-78 Tetherdown, built for A.J.Hooper



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