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On the market: 1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

It is up for sale for just the second time ever, but you’ll probably need a Lotto win (or very deep pockets) to secure this 1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

You will find this 1967 build in the sought after Hillgate Village area of Kensington and you’ll certainly not miss it. This is a stark contrast to the nearby period housing, with brickwork and the cylindrical stair turret certain to stop you dead in your tracks. According to the agent, it was built for A photographer and an opera singer, who wanted a house that was ‘private, spatially dynamic and acoustically sound’. If you do too, read on…

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

As for the house in the modern era, well it doesn’t look a lot different to the house in the late 1960s we suspect. Some parts look a little dated, but the originality is certainly a plus point. Kitchen aside, that extends to most of the house.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

You get around 1,806 sq. ft. inside over four levels. On the lower ground is the kitchen and dining room, with spare bedroom, bathroom and utility room. The kitchen also access the ‘sunken garden’ at the rear of the house. You will find  the entrance, two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, not to mention the garage.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

The first floor is all about the open-plan double-height living room with access to a terrace above the garage. A gallery with study is above the living room at its north end and above that is a split-level roof terrace.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

All good? Well, this is the point where you might need a sit down. The asking price is £3,650,000.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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