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On the market: Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

Not only in an architecturally interesting structure, this apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15 is also said to be in the best position in that particular building.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

So a double whammy. But first off, let’s focus on the building itself. That dated back to 1935, a grade II* listed building that was described by non other than Walter Gropius as ‘an oasis of glass in a desert of brick’.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

That’s pretty much the case today, although its use has obviously changed as the decades have passed. This was actually a purpose-built health centre back in the day, one built for the ‘Peckham Experiment’, which was a study into the nature of health, essentially observing families in a community setting and monitoring their health through lifestyle factors.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

But that experiment is over and more recently, the building was converted into apartments.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

This apartment is a split-level affair on the ground floor. Enter and you will access a lobby leading to an ‘expansive’ living / kitchen / dining area, with all of that wonderful glazing taking up one side of the room. A dream of a space.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

Heads up a spiral staircase (which you will love or hate) and you will find the two bedrooms (with more lovely glazing), one with an en-suite bathroom, along with a family bathroom. But that’s not quite all.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

At the bedroom level is a door leading ‘almost directly’ to the first floor swimming pool (which is quite something) and communal gym. So no excuse to be lazy. In fact, there is also a communal tennis court at the front of the building. The gated grounds also have parking for residents.

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

If this is your dream apartment, it is on the market for £750,000. Note also that there is a service charge, which works out at around £3,000 per annum.

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

Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15
Apartment in the 1930s Sir Owen Williams Pioneer Centre in London SE15

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