As we have said on many occasions, the Barbican is a very popular place to live and as such, prices are constantly on the rise. So expect to dig deep if you like the idea of this 1970s Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed apartment in Defoe House on the grade II-listed Barbican Estate, London EC2 as your next home.
This is a Type 20 one / two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of Defoe House. That’s a building completed back in 1973 and made up of 178 flats in total.
Living rooms of these apartment offer a view of the garden, while bedrooms look out to the rear of the building, which is over the garden square between John Trundle Court and Bryer Court.
According to the agent, the owner of this apartment has worked with designer Eric Pearson to convert the apartment into a ‘sensitive modern environment’, preserving many of the recognisable Barbican features, including the original sliding doors, the Brooke Marine kitchen and sink. That’s alongside ‘beautifully designed’ bespoke joinery for ‘additional discreet storage areas’ and a ‘low-level plinth’ in the reception.
The bottom line to all of that is a hip and stylish living space with the building’s past very much to the fore.
As for the space, the dual-aspect apartment is on a single floor, with the living area at one end and bedroom and bathroom at the other. The L-shaped reception room, which overlooks the communal gardens, also includes a dining area, reception and a ‘versatile’ study / second bedroom, which can be separated from the main space by full-height partition doors.
As we said, Barbican living doesn’t come cheap, with this place on the market for £965,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.