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On the market: Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

The name of the architect’s practice might be familiar as we have featured them on numerous occasions, with their builds from the mid-20th century prominent in the Dulwich area. This apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23 is as prominent as they come.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

That’s because it is part of Frobisher Court, a notable apartment block on the Dulwich Estate dating from 1959 and the recipient of a Civic Trust Award a few years later (1964).

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

It’s a block very much of its era, which is no bad thing. This is also an apartment within that block commanding magnificent views from almost every window. See the agent’s listing for some images from the 5th floor windows. Just stunning.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

As for the apartment itself, that’s a modernised space, but with the original layout very much intact.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

The open plan space is ‘full of light’ according to the agent, no doubt thanks to the north-facing window that runs the length of the room. Two bedrooms at the far end of the apartment too, as well as updated kitchen and bathroom spaces, the latter finished with Fired Earth tiles.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

The agent mentions that the flat/ apartment (take your pick) is decorated to ‘a very good standard’, with the original wood floor restored plus polished plaster detail on ‘carefully chosen’ walls.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

In addition to the inside space and this oh—so-retro communal areas, the block also has communal grounds and a garage included, plus further parking in the grounds.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

A hip piece of 1950s modernism. If you want to move in, check you have access to around £540,000.

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

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

Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23
Apartment in the 1950s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed Frobisher Court, London SE23

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