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3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom flatMountjoy HouseBarbicanLondon EC2£1,500,000
In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 
It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.
As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.
Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 
Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.
Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.
God I want this flat! 
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom flat
Mountjoy House
Barbican
London EC2
£1,500,000

In my opinion these flats are the best layout of all the Barbican flat types. And I should know, I was lucky enough to live in one when I first moved to London. What started as kind hearted gesture “I have a room in my flat you can stay in for a bit if you have nowhere to live” by then Art Director of GQ magazine, Tony Chambers (now editor of Wallpaper), turned into 7 years, until I eventually evicted myself and moved to neighbouring Golden Lane Estate. 

It was during these seven years that my love affair with the Barbican and modernist architecture began.

As soon as you walk into one of these flats (known as a type 35) I guarantee you will will say ‘wow’. You come into a jaw-dropping double-height living room, and it’s big and it’s full of light and it’s just terrific.

Leading off the living room is a dining room, which can be closed off with concertina doors (which never seem to work that well actually). Off the dining room is the galley kitchen, and in this case it’s original. In fact the whole of this flat seems to be pretty much original. The uncarpeted floor and mucky walls make it look in a lot worse condition than it actually is. 

Also on the ground floor, you will find a double bedroom with built-in storage and access to the downstairs balcony. There is also a bathroom and a separate WC.

Up the stairs (which have been painted white in this case, so you will need to strip them to reveal a lovely warm teak — I think it’s teak anyway) there are two further bedrooms, one is double height barrel vaulted, and both with access to a really generous terrace. There’s also a bathroom, again double height barrel vaulted.

God I want this flat! 

View the listing here.

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Modernist Estates is a year old!Wowzers, I only started this for myself really—as a record of flats I’d come across to help with my bad memory. You’ve all been amazingly kind, so thank you for all your kind messages and support for the blog over the last year. Who wants to place a bet to see whether I will actually move in the next 12 months?
Image: Architects dressed up as their buildings at the Beaux Arts Ball in 1931. From left to right: A Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler, Ralph walker as 1 Wall Street, D.E.Ward as the Metropolitan Tower and Joseph H. Freelander as the museum of New York. Thanks to Dal Chodha for bringing this image to my eyes. 

Modernist Estates is a year old!
Wowzers, I only started this for myself really—as a record of flats I’d come across to help with my bad memory. You’ve all been amazingly kind, so thank you for all your kind messages and support for the blog over the last year. Who wants to place a bet to see whether I will actually move in the next 12 months?

Image: Architects dressed up as their buildings at the Beaux Arts Ball in 1931. From left to right: A Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler, Ralph walker as 1 Wall Street, D.E.Ward as the Metropolitan Tower and Joseph H. Freelander as the museum of New York. Thanks to Dal Chodha for bringing this image to my eyes. 

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3 Bedroom flatAlexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£475,000
I don’t think the estate agent got the memo about these flats being unmortgageable… (is that a word?)
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the price — but it is a really good sized flat over two floors. Judging by the floor-plan the kitchen is huge! Along with the kitchen on the ground floor there’s a living room and a bedroom and what looks like funny little storage rooms, upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the built in storage, and a bathroom and separate WC.
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom flatAlexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£475,000
I don’t think the estate agent got the memo about these flats being unmortgageable… (is that a word?)
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the price — but it is a really good sized flat over two floors. Judging by the floor-plan the kitchen is huge! Along with the kitchen on the ground floor there’s a living room and a bedroom and what looks like funny little storage rooms, upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the built in storage, and a bathroom and separate WC.
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom flatAlexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£475,000
I don’t think the estate agent got the memo about these flats being unmortgageable… (is that a word?)
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the price — but it is a really good sized flat over two floors. Judging by the floor-plan the kitchen is huge! Along with the kitchen on the ground floor there’s a living room and a bedroom and what looks like funny little storage rooms, upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the built in storage, and a bathroom and separate WC.
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom flatAlexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£475,000
I don’t think the estate agent got the memo about these flats being unmortgageable… (is that a word?)
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the price — but it is a really good sized flat over two floors. Judging by the floor-plan the kitchen is huge! Along with the kitchen on the ground floor there’s a living room and a bedroom and what looks like funny little storage rooms, upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the built in storage, and a bathroom and separate WC.
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom flat
Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate
Rowley Way
London NW8
£475,000

I don’t think the estate agent got the memo about these flats being unmortgageable… (is that a word?)

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the price — but it is a really good sized flat over two floors. Judging by the floor-plan the kitchen is huge! Along with the kitchen on the ground floor there’s a living room and a bedroom and what looks like funny little storage rooms, upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the built in storage, and a bathroom and separate WC.

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatParkleysHam, RichmondSurrey£329,950(£5,025 per square metre)
A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.
View the listing here.

2 Bedroom flat
Parkleys
Ham, Richmond
Surrey
£329,950
(£5,025 per square metre)

A nice looking two bedroom Eric Lyons Span flat, albeit with few original features. The Parkleys was designed and built between 1953 and 1959 consisting of 169 flats and 6 shops. It was Grade II listed in 1998.

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatApex DriveFrimley Surrey£265,000This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.
So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.
The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.
The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.
As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.
View the listing here.

2 Bedroom flat
Apex Drive
Frimley 
Surrey
£265,000

This is the second property I’ve seen this week that is achingly affordable and trying to lure me to Surrey. The other I am keeping under my hat, until I view it next week. Even though last week I’d made the decision to stay put in EC1. We’ll see.

So… Apex Drive (these photos really don’t do justice to the buildings—please Google other pictures) was designed by Laurie Abbott in 1966. Abbott, who until his recent retirement was a senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been an instrumental figure on some of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century, including the Pompidou Centre and Lloyd’s of London. The development was built by the Apex Society, founded in 1965, to provide ‘affordable housing in Greater London and the Home Counties’.

The apartments were sold off under a scheme that allowed the occupants to purchase 45 per cent of their property, and each applicant had to be accepted onto the scheme under strict qualifying guidelines. By 1981, the rules were relaxed and people were allowed to buy their properties outright and sell them on as they wished.

The development is made up of eight blocks, each containing four apartments. They were originally known as ‘the upside down houses’, as they incorporated an upstairs kitchen and a downstairs sitting room. The properties are built from grey brick and white mortar which contains sparkly quartz. Each block is a square, divided by a kind of flattened S-shaped wall which produces an interesting internal curved wall for each apartment, ending with a curved window where it meets the outside wall. The guttering is hidden within the fabric of the walls.

As for the interior of this particular apartment, well they’ve obviously recently spruced it up. I personally rather they hadn’t bothered, but I’ve seen worse.

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows 2 Bedroom flatPark CourtSydenham London SE26£399,995(£5479 per square metre)
Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 
Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.
The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 
The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 
View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows

2 Bedroom flat
Park Court
Sydenham 
London SE26
£399,995
(£5479 per square metre)

Park Court is a private development designed in the 1930s by Frederick Gibberd (better known for Pullman Court in Streatham) the flats were built to a very high specification, with patented double-floors to reduce noise, electrical heaters in airing cupboards and beneath the deep lounge windows, and an ‘Ascot’ instant hot water system for the kitchen and bathroom. 

Park Court was regarded as a notable development from the start, and widely written-up when it was completed. The average rent for a flat in 1936 was £140 per year.

The 1980s saw the addition of the ‘Mansard’ flats at the top of the building, so gone is the elegant flat roof. And gone are the original features from the interior of this flat. 

The archive images are from Gibberd’s ‘Modern House’ book showing the original interior. Such glamour! 

View the listing here.

PS. uPVC windows

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2 Bedroom flatBrandon EstateOtto StreetLondon SE17£195,000
Don’t get too excited about the price, it’s cash buyers only. But to be honest, that still doesn’t seem bad in the current climate.
In 1954 Ted Hollamby set up a new team in London county council’s housing division, working initially on the Avebury estate, Bethnal Green, where he provided its low-rise elements with pitched roofs and introduced public sculpture. His greatest achievement at the LCC was the Brandon estate, Kennington, largely completed in 1960, where he formed a team to recondition some of the better Victorian houses. He was also responsible for a new shopping centre, community buildings, and housing consisting of forty low-rise blocks and six eighteen-storey point block. This marked the council’s introduction of high-rise housing to inner London. His intervention also secured for the estate a sculpture by Henry Moore. Hollamby then took on a general responsibility for housing in south London, working most closely on the large Pepys estate in Deptford and producing, from March 1962, the first designs for Erith marshes, the forerunner of the larger Thamesmead development, with housing on platforms and raised decks for a population of 25,000.
This two bedroom flat, situated in one of the towers (looks a little low perhaps?) has just under 60 square metres of living space, with a separate kitchen, living room and a private balcony accessed through either the living room or master bedroom.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatBrandon EstateOtto StreetLondon SE17£195,000
Don’t get too excited about the price, it’s cash buyers only. But to be honest, that still doesn’t seem bad in the current climate.
In 1954 Ted Hollamby set up a new team in London county council’s housing division, working initially on the Avebury estate, Bethnal Green, where he provided its low-rise elements with pitched roofs and introduced public sculpture. His greatest achievement at the LCC was the Brandon estate, Kennington, largely completed in 1960, where he formed a team to recondition some of the better Victorian houses. He was also responsible for a new shopping centre, community buildings, and housing consisting of forty low-rise blocks and six eighteen-storey point block. This marked the council’s introduction of high-rise housing to inner London. His intervention also secured for the estate a sculpture by Henry Moore. Hollamby then took on a general responsibility for housing in south London, working most closely on the large Pepys estate in Deptford and producing, from March 1962, the first designs for Erith marshes, the forerunner of the larger Thamesmead development, with housing on platforms and raised decks for a population of 25,000.
This two bedroom flat, situated in one of the towers (looks a little low perhaps?) has just under 60 square metres of living space, with a separate kitchen, living room and a private balcony accessed through either the living room or master bedroom.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatBrandon EstateOtto StreetLondon SE17£195,000
Don’t get too excited about the price, it’s cash buyers only. But to be honest, that still doesn’t seem bad in the current climate.
In 1954 Ted Hollamby set up a new team in London county council’s housing division, working initially on the Avebury estate, Bethnal Green, where he provided its low-rise elements with pitched roofs and introduced public sculpture. His greatest achievement at the LCC was the Brandon estate, Kennington, largely completed in 1960, where he formed a team to recondition some of the better Victorian houses. He was also responsible for a new shopping centre, community buildings, and housing consisting of forty low-rise blocks and six eighteen-storey point block. This marked the council’s introduction of high-rise housing to inner London. His intervention also secured for the estate a sculpture by Henry Moore. Hollamby then took on a general responsibility for housing in south London, working most closely on the large Pepys estate in Deptford and producing, from March 1962, the first designs for Erith marshes, the forerunner of the larger Thamesmead development, with housing on platforms and raised decks for a population of 25,000.
This two bedroom flat, situated in one of the towers (looks a little low perhaps?) has just under 60 square metres of living space, with a separate kitchen, living room and a private balcony accessed through either the living room or master bedroom.
View the listing here.

2 Bedroom flat
Brandon Estate
Otto Street
London SE17
£195,000

Don’t get too excited about the price, it’s cash buyers only. But to be honest, that still doesn’t seem bad in the current climate.

In 1954 Ted Hollamby set up a new team in London county council’s housing division, working initially on the Avebury estate, Bethnal Green, where he provided its low-rise elements with pitched roofs and introduced public sculpture. His greatest achievement at the LCC was the Brandon estate, Kennington, largely completed in 1960, where he formed a team to recondition some of the better Victorian houses. He was also responsible for a new shopping centre, community buildings, and housing consisting of forty low-rise blocks and six eighteen-storey point block. This marked the council’s introduction of high-rise housing to inner London. His intervention also secured for the estate a sculpture by Henry Moore. Hollamby then took on a general responsibility for housing in south London, working most closely on the large Pepys estate in Deptford and producing, from March 1962, the first designs for Erith marshes, the forerunner of the larger Thamesmead development, with housing on platforms and raised decks for a population of 25,000.

This two bedroom flat, situated in one of the towers (looks a little low perhaps?) has just under 60 square metres of living space, with a separate kitchen, living room and a private balcony accessed through either the living room or master bedroom.

View the listing here.

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Homes in the Sky1966
When I first read that five of the remaining Red Road flats, the iconic towers in Glasgow, are to be demolished live as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, I honestly thought it was an April fools joke.
The Red Road estate was a development of eight tower blocks in the north east of Glasgow between Balornock and Barmulloch.
The steel-framed high-rise flats were designed in 1962 by architect Sam Bunton for Glasgow Corporation (later Glasgow City Council) and built between 1964 and 1969.
Six of the eight blocks were traditional point-shaped and had 30 storeys. Two were broader slab-shaped and had 25 storeys. The eight blocks were designed to accommodate about 4,700 people and the early residents welcomed the move from overcrowded and rundown tenement flats into the clean and modern tower blocks.
Here’s a wee promotional British Pathé film about the flats as they were being built.
britishpathe.com/video/homes-in-the-sky/query/glasgow+flats Homes in the Sky1966
When I first read that five of the remaining Red Road flats, the iconic towers in Glasgow, are to be demolished live as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, I honestly thought it was an April fools joke.
The Red Road estate was a development of eight tower blocks in the north east of Glasgow between Balornock and Barmulloch.
The steel-framed high-rise flats were designed in 1962 by architect Sam Bunton for Glasgow Corporation (later Glasgow City Council) and built between 1964 and 1969.
Six of the eight blocks were traditional point-shaped and had 30 storeys. Two were broader slab-shaped and had 25 storeys. The eight blocks were designed to accommodate about 4,700 people and the early residents welcomed the move from overcrowded and rundown tenement flats into the clean and modern tower blocks.
Here’s a wee promotional British Pathé film about the flats as they were being built.
britishpathe.com/video/homes-in-the-sky/query/glasgow+flats

Homes in the Sky
1966

When I first read that five of the remaining Red Road flats, the iconic towers in Glasgow, are to be demolished live as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, I honestly thought it was an April fools joke.

The Red Road estate was a development of eight tower blocks in the north east of Glasgow between Balornock and Barmulloch.

The steel-framed high-rise flats were designed in 1962 by architect Sam Bunton for Glasgow Corporation (later Glasgow City Council) and built between 1964 and 1969.

Six of the eight blocks were traditional point-shaped and had 30 storeys. Two were broader slab-shaped and had 25 storeys. The eight blocks were designed to accommodate about 4,700 people and the early residents welcomed the move from overcrowded and rundown tenement flats into the clean and modern tower blocks.

Here’s a wee promotional British Pathé film about the flats as they were being built.

britishpathe.com/video/homes-in-the-sky/query/glasgow+flats

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2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPullman CourtStreatham£295,000(£5,364 per square metre)
I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.
View this two bedroom, third floor flat here.

2 Bedroom flat
Pullman Court
Streatham
£295,000
(£5,364 per square metre)

I wish I wanted to live in Streatham. Pullman Court remains remarkably affordable during these crazy bubble times.
The site at Pullman Court, according to the residents 
forum, was acquired by developer Bernstein who recognised that there was a market for good quality accommodation for the young professional classes, who required one and two bedroom flats which are easy to manage and conveniently located for transport to London. To realise his aim, he commissioned a young architect, Frederick Gibberd, then 23 years old, who produced an exciting modern design in keeping with the spirit of the age.

There was a considerable opposition to the development, not only because of its striking appearance; it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution. Eventually this mix was adjusted to include some larger units at the front which could be occupied by young families, and be thought to discourage such activities.

Pullman Court comprises five three-storey direct access blocks fronting Streatham hill; two five-storey gallery access blocks along the central driveway and two seven-storey cruciform blocks at the rear of the site overlooking the covered reservoir of the Lambeth waterworks. A total of 218 flats were provided, in a variety of one to four room units.

View this two bedroom, third floor flat here.

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3 Bedroom houseLamble StreetGospel OakLondon NW5£800,000
A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.
In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.
Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.
The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom houseLamble StreetGospel OakLondon NW5£800,000
A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.
In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.
Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.
The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom houseLamble StreetGospel OakLondon NW5£800,000
A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.
In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.
Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.
The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom houseLamble StreetGospel OakLondon NW5£800,000
A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.
In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.
Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.
The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 
View the listing here. 3 Bedroom houseLamble StreetGospel OakLondon NW5£800,000
A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.
In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.
Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.
The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 
View the listing here.

3 Bedroom house
Lamble Street
Gospel Oak
London NW5

£800,000

A rare opportunity to buy one of only 9 such houses on Lamble Street forming part of the ‘Mansfield Road project’—designed by Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth, who were working under Sydney Cook for the London Borough of Camden’s Architect’s Department.

In 1970 Benson and Forsyth were give two projects — Branch Hill in Hampstead (now Grade II listed—I have never seen a property for sale there, ever, go there, look around, why would you ever move?) and this Mansfield Road/Lamble Street project.

Mansfield Road consists of 73 flats/maisonettes and Lamble Street consist of the 9 family houses. Benson and Forsyth took the ideas of letting maximum light into the living areas and separating adult and child spaces into a third dimension, by separating them laterally as well as vertically.

The houses is arranged over three floors, entering on the raised ground floor, which contains a kitchen/diner under large  conservatory roof light with steps up to the living room. The first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom a which leads up to the roof terrace. The ‘garden floor’ has two further bedrooms. 

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flat Alexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£427 per weekThe images are annoyingly low res, but you can make out that this is a great example of near-original interior in Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed estate. Look at all those lovely built in cupboards, and the kitchen, with those great tiles!
There’s no floorplan, but the description tells us that the flat is approx.  72sqm and arranged over two floors with a large external terrace. On the lower level are two double bedrooms, the bathroom, loo, utility room, generous hall and storage. The upper floor contains an open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room, opening onto a terrace.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flat Alexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£427 per weekThe images are annoyingly low res, but you can make out that this is a great example of near-original interior in Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed estate. Look at all those lovely built in cupboards, and the kitchen, with those great tiles!
There’s no floorplan, but the description tells us that the flat is approx.  72sqm and arranged over two floors with a large external terrace. On the lower level are two double bedrooms, the bathroom, loo, utility room, generous hall and storage. The upper floor contains an open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room, opening onto a terrace.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flat Alexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£427 per weekThe images are annoyingly low res, but you can make out that this is a great example of near-original interior in Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed estate. Look at all those lovely built in cupboards, and the kitchen, with those great tiles!
There’s no floorplan, but the description tells us that the flat is approx.  72sqm and arranged over two floors with a large external terrace. On the lower level are two double bedrooms, the bathroom, loo, utility room, generous hall and storage. The upper floor contains an open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room, opening onto a terrace.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flat Alexandra and Ainsworth EstateRowley WayLondon NW8£427 per weekThe images are annoyingly low res, but you can make out that this is a great example of near-original interior in Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed estate. Look at all those lovely built in cupboards, and the kitchen, with those great tiles!
There’s no floorplan, but the description tells us that the flat is approx.  72sqm and arranged over two floors with a large external terrace. On the lower level are two double bedrooms, the bathroom, loo, utility room, generous hall and storage. The upper floor contains an open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room, opening onto a terrace.
View the listing here.

2 Bedroom flat 
Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate
Rowley Way
London NW8
£427 per week

The images are annoyingly low res, but you can make out that this is a great example of near-original interior in Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed estate. Look at all those lovely built in cupboards, and the kitchen, with those great tiles!

There’s no floorplan, but the description tells us that the flat is approx.  72sqm and arranged over two floors with a large external terrace. On the lower level are two double bedrooms, the bathroom, loo, utility room, generous hall and storage. The upper floor contains an open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room, opening onto a terrace.

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flatPioneer CentreFrobisher PlaceSt Mary’s Road,London SE15£465,000(£6,696 per square metre)
This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.
The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPioneer CentreFrobisher PlaceSt Mary’s Road,London SE15£465,000(£6,696 per square metre)
This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.
The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPioneer CentreFrobisher PlaceSt Mary’s Road,London SE15£465,000(£6,696 per square metre)
This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.
The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPioneer CentreFrobisher PlaceSt Mary’s Road,London SE15£465,000(£6,696 per square metre)
This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.
The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here. 2 Bedroom flatPioneer CentreFrobisher PlaceSt Mary’s Road,London SE15£465,000(£6,696 per square metre)
This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.
The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here.

2 Bedroom flat
Pioneer Centre
Frobisher Place

St Mary’s Road,
London SE15

£465,000
(£6,696 per square metre)

This Grade II* listed building was built in the 1930s as a purpose-built health centre for the ‘Peckham Experiment’—a  unique study into the nature of health, led by Dr. George Scott Williamson and Dr. Innes Pearse. The Doctors decided to observe families in a community setting, to monitor the factors that contributed to human health.

The building was described by Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’. It was converted to private dwellings in 2000, retaining the original indoor pool.

View the listing for this two bedroom second floor flat here.

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1 Bedroom flatWinchester HouseHallfield EstateLondon W2£350,000(£8,455 per square metre)
Another Lubetkin (well, Tecton/Lasdun) flat on the ground floor, this time on the Hallfield Estate. Seriously mate, at least Chamberlin Powell and Bon pretty much raised everybody up a level. There’s something terribly unglamorous about being on the ground floor, don’t you think? 
Clicking on the hashtags below will take you to previous postings, with more of a background on the estate.
View the listing here. 1 Bedroom flatWinchester HouseHallfield EstateLondon W2£350,000(£8,455 per square metre)
Another Lubetkin (well, Tecton/Lasdun) flat on the ground floor, this time on the Hallfield Estate. Seriously mate, at least Chamberlin Powell and Bon pretty much raised everybody up a level. There’s something terribly unglamorous about being on the ground floor, don’t you think? 
Clicking on the hashtags below will take you to previous postings, with more of a background on the estate.
View the listing here. 1 Bedroom flatWinchester HouseHallfield EstateLondon W2£350,000(£8,455 per square metre)
Another Lubetkin (well, Tecton/Lasdun) flat on the ground floor, this time on the Hallfield Estate. Seriously mate, at least Chamberlin Powell and Bon pretty much raised everybody up a level. There’s something terribly unglamorous about being on the ground floor, don’t you think? 
Clicking on the hashtags below will take you to previous postings, with more of a background on the estate.
View the listing here. 1 Bedroom flatWinchester HouseHallfield EstateLondon W2£350,000(£8,455 per square metre)
Another Lubetkin (well, Tecton/Lasdun) flat on the ground floor, this time on the Hallfield Estate. Seriously mate, at least Chamberlin Powell and Bon pretty much raised everybody up a level. There’s something terribly unglamorous about being on the ground floor, don’t you think? 
Clicking on the hashtags below will take you to previous postings, with more of a background on the estate.
View the listing here.

1 Bedroom flat
Winchester House
Hallfield Estate
London W2
£350,000
(£8,455 per square metre)

Another Lubetkin (well, Tecton/Lasdun) flat on the ground floor, this time on the Hallfield Estate. Seriously mate, at least Chamberlin Powell and Bon pretty much raised everybody up a level. There’s something terribly unglamorous about being on the ground floor, don’t you think? 

Clicking on the hashtags below will take you to previous postings, with more of a background on the estate.

View the listing here.

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2 Bedroom flatLake HouseHampsteadLondon NW3£950,000(£13,571 per square metre)
A two bedroom flat in a small private block overlooking Hampstead ponds. You’re paying for location, obviously. But the flat’s not bad…
View the listing here.
(Apologies for the short descriptions, I’ve got lots of listings to catch up on, PLUS I’ve just spent two hours at the dentist and the whole of my right face, is numb, and bruised, so I’m feeling particularly sorry for myself). 2 Bedroom flatLake HouseHampsteadLondon NW3£950,000(£13,571 per square metre)
A two bedroom flat in a small private block overlooking Hampstead ponds. You’re paying for location, obviously. But the flat’s not bad…
View the listing here.
(Apologies for the short descriptions, I’ve got lots of listings to catch up on, PLUS I’ve just spent two hours at the dentist and the whole of my right face, is numb, and bruised, so I’m feeling particularly sorry for myself). 2 Bedroom flatLake HouseHampsteadLondon NW3£950,000(£13,571 per square metre)
A two bedroom flat in a small private block overlooking Hampstead ponds. You’re paying for location, obviously. But the flat’s not bad…
View the listing here.
(Apologies for the short descriptions, I’ve got lots of listings to catch up on, PLUS I’ve just spent two hours at the dentist and the whole of my right face, is numb, and bruised, so I’m feeling particularly sorry for myself).

2 Bedroom flat
Lake House
Hampstead
London NW3
£950,000
(£13,571 per square metre)

A two bedroom flat in a small private block overlooking Hampstead ponds. You’re paying for location, obviously. But the flat’s not bad…

View the listing here.

(Apologies for the short descriptions, I’ve got lots of listings to catch up on, PLUS I’ve just spent two hours at the dentist and the whole of my right face, is numb, and bruised, so I’m feeling particularly sorry for myself).

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2 Bedroom flatSadler HouseSpa Green EstateLondon EC1£495,000(£9,167 per square metre)
Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton. 
This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatSadler HouseSpa Green EstateLondon EC1£495,000(£9,167 per square metre)
Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton. 
This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatSadler HouseSpa Green EstateLondon EC1£495,000(£9,167 per square metre)
Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton. 
This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatSadler HouseSpa Green EstateLondon EC1£495,000(£9,167 per square metre)
Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton. 
This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.
View the listing here. 2 Bedroom flatSadler HouseSpa Green EstateLondon EC1£495,000(£9,167 per square metre)
Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton. 
This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.
View the listing here.

2 Bedroom flat
Sadler House
Spa Green Estate
London EC1
£495,000
(£9,167 per square metre)

Grade II* listed Spa Green is located on the junction of St John’s Street and Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell. It was completed in 1949 and designed by Tecton

This particular two bedroom flat is on the ground floor of Sadler House, one of three blocks that make up the estate. As you can see, the original interior is unrecognisable, you’re going to have to rip EVERYTHING out. Poor flat.

View the listing here.