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1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

This didn’t actually start out like this. But right now you can buy this 1960s Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey modernist property in London SE3.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

Originally, this was a pair of split level maisonettes, following the pattern for the rest of the terrace. But more recently, the current owner decided to merge two of those units together. So now you have a four-storey house.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

So that’s another selling point. Although the bold modernist (almost brutalist) design, the glazing spanning the width of the house and the great views that offers already had us hooked.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

As you might expect from a recent conversion, this isn’t going to be any kind of 1960s time capsule. But a look at the agent’s imagery suggests that the look and feel is still very much of that original decade.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

Ok, the kitchen looks as contemporary as they come. But beyond that, we’re still looking at a house that’s far from cutting edge. It probably needs someone to come in and add a finishing touch in terms of the interior design.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

As for that increased space, it kicks off with a paved front garden, with access via a porch. The ground floor contains a large entrance area, WC and utility area at the front, along with two separate integral garages at the back (one for each of the former maisonettes). Both of those open onto the terrace’s communal outside space.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

A central staircase takes you to the first floor and that newly updated kitchen and a large reception room with those wonderful views. The second floor has two bedrooms, including the master bedroom and both with en-suite bathrooms. You will find three more bedrooms on the third floor, along with a further bathroom.

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3
1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

As a bonus, you also get a ‘tranquil’ location and access to Blackheath village, which is just a short walk away. Space and location never come cheap in the capital, with this place asking £1,675,000.

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

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