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Property: Three To View - Newly Hatched

COMPARISONS between New York and Tottenham Road, De Beauvoir Town, north London, may seem a little far-fetched, but even the rough end of N1 can have its lofts. This former factory has been turned into five loft- style homes costing pounds 395,000 for the penthouse or pounds 295,000 for two-bedroom properties including a three-storey mews house, and a ground and lower ground maisonette. Call Copping Joyce on 0171-359 9777.

BOROUGH IN south London is being talked up as the next area to buy into, so check out the two penthouses for sale in the Maple Building on Borough High Street. They have large sitting rooms with raised dining areas and patio doors opening on to balconies. The two-bedroom apartment costs pounds 385,000, while the three-bedroom one is pounds 425,000. Details from Savills on 0171-940 6500.

A NEW townhouse on the sea front at Deal, in Kent, gives views across the Channel. The three-storey house has a rear veranda, terrace and garden. The drawing room is on the first floor and leads to either a fourth bedroom or study. From the back of the enclosed garden, a door leads to the garage. All for pounds 175,000 through GW Finn & Sons on 01304 612147.