Not for everyone, that’s for sure. But if you fancy some high rise living in an iconic brutalist build, you might want to check out this three-bedroom apartment in Shakespeare Tower on the Grade II-listed Barbican Estate, London EC2.
Anyone with a fear of heights need not apply, as this flat/apartment is on the 34th floor of the building. If you want views of the likes of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Wheel, Tate Modern and the Houses of Parliament, it might be for you.
The work of Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, the tower is part of the grade II-listed Barbican Estate, with Shakespeare Tower completed in 1973, consisting of 113 large flats and 3 penthouse maisonettes arranged over 44 storeys. The one on offer here is a Type 8C apartment, with around 1,010 sq ft (93.8 sq m) of internal space.
That space has been remodelled by architects Sergison Bates, who have added poured-resin floors, new built-in storage and bespoke ‘lightboxes’, mixing those new features with key period features where possible.
As for the accommodation, that’s down as three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), a 21ft reception room, kitchen, dining room and utility room. There is also a west-facing balcony off the reception room (with space for a table and chairs) plus a narrower balcony that runs along the entire length of the flat, accessed from the bedrooms.
If you think that has a hint of expense about it, you’d be right. The asking price of this place is £1,300,000.