Industrial meets art deco for a substantial and interesting three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed Alaska Building in London SE1.
Wallis, Gilbert and Partners were behind numerous art deco buildings in the UK in the 1920s and 1930s, including the Alaska Building, which dates from the 1930s, although war damage means part of this place also dates from the 1950s.
The apartment here is described as ‘substantial’ by the agent, covering 1,678 sq. ft. and definitely with a look of the original building, thanks to the high ceilings, original and large Crittall windows and what look like the original beams in the ceiling. The open plan nature of the apartment gives a look of space too, with the solid wood flooring also being a bonus.
As for layout, you get a semi open plan kitchen, ‘bright and spacious’ double aspect living room, three ‘good size’ double bedrooms (the master bedroom is described as ‘extremely large’ and with a fully tiled en-suite), along with stylish communal areas and water gardens. There’s also 24 hour concierge and secure parking but as ever with apartments, worth checking out those fees with the agent.
All of that for a not inconsiderable £1,100,000.