3 Bedroom Maisonette
Vanbrugh Park Estate, Blackheath SE3
I’ve only recently discovered this estate, and I’ve yet to visit it, but this is what I know.
Designed by Chamberlin Powell and Bon, better know for the Barbican Estate, the practice were commissioned in 1958 to develop the Vanbrugh Park Estate, a site of seven acres.
Made up of mixed level blocks, similar to their scheme the Golden Lane Estate, mostly consisting two-storey terraces of houses and mews flats, over garaging, built of concrete block. There’s also an eight storey tower (pictured) of 64 flats, with a large central lobby and a sculptural lift shaft of pick-hammered concrete contrasting with large areas of glazing.
This particular flat is in one of the low rise blocks. Internally, though vast with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a garage, it leaves a lot to desired —any original features appear to have been ripped out unfortunately.
Here’s the listing.