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On the market: Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Not sure if we have ever flagged up a property in this particular block before. If that’s the case, even more reason to feature this apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Such an bold architectural statement, Frobisher Crescent is a semi-circular development in them middle of the grade II-listed Barbican estate. Originally intended as a mix of commercial and residential units, the block was actually  leased to the City of London Business School and as such, wasn’t used for that purpose until 2008.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

In that year, United House Developments took on Frobisher Crescent, going back to the original plan of residential units – 69 in total – with an interior design by TP Bennett, which, according to the agent, is ‘sympathetic to the original Barbican design ethos’.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

This is one of the smaller one-bedroom apartments, complete with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and some great views over the communal areas of the Barbican Estate.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

As it’s a one-bed apartment, there’s only so much we can say about the interior! That’s essentially split over two levels, with double-height, open-plan living space and large original windows opening onto a south-facing balcony.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Head up the stairs and you’l find the bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, which looks out over the main living space. Light to upper level is courtesy of a ‘large clerestory window that echoes the shape of the barrel-vaulted ceiling’.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Small, but still very desirable. If you like the look of the place, you will need access to around £720,000.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

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