2 Bedroom flat
Dunboyne Road Estate
(Fleet Road project)
Thanks to Present and Correct for bringing this to my attention. I’ve been drooling over it all afternoon. Not least because £550,000 seems (London prices-wise) pretty reasonable. It’s the second property to come on the market in the last couple of months. Is there a catch? Big service charges coming up??
Right, so, Dunboyne Road estate was designed by Neave Brown, better known for Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate. It followed his first housing project — a scheme of 5 houses in Winscombe Street built on a neglected site. Not being able to self-finance the purchase of the land, he approached Camden Council, which agreed to support him and 4 others in the formation of a housing society. Neave Brown lived in Winscombe Street until 2007.
He took the same set of ideas he’d applied to the houses on Winscombe Street—the organisation of space and elimination of wasted space—to the Fleet Road Project (Dunboyne Road Estate). Designed in 1966 and built between 1971 and 1977, it contains 71 flats (a mixture of 3, 2 and 1 bedrooms) arranged in three parallel blocks on a rectangular site. It was one of the first applications of low-rise complex section planning to a local authority estate.
It was granted Grade II listing in 2010, if you want to know more about the estate read this.
View the listing here.