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1930s modernism: Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London
Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

Interesting building, in fact it’s actually grade I-listed. But you can now buy a three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London, although some work will be needed to recreate that 1930s modernist feel.

Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London
Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

Lubetkin designed Highpoint back in 1935, initially financed by entrepreneur Sigmund Gestetner for his staff, but never used for them. Like now, it was used as private, luxurious living apartments, its groundbreaking design recognised in 1970, when it got that grade I listing.

Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London
Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

Today, the building Le Corbusier described as ‘an achievement of the first rank’ is still a stunning building, as well as still being a luxurious place to live. After all, not many apartment blocks offer communal gardens with access to tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.

Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London
Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

The apartment for sale is on the second floor and having been in the same hands for the last 50 years, is obviously in need of modernisation. Structurally, it looks fine, but it does need someone sympathetic to the design to bring the interior in line with it.

Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London
Three-bedroom flat in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint building in Highgate, London

For your money, you get three bedrooms, a family bathroom, guest cloakroom, a kitchen, balcony (overlooking those gardens) and a 31ft reception room and dining room. There’s also communal heating and hot water, porterage and a stunning general reception area. Off-street parking too on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

This opportunity to live in an iconic building isn’t cheap though, with offers around £795,000 invited.

Find out more at the Rightmove website