Most of these have been snapped up and updated in the last few years, but this four-bedroom duplex apartment in the 1930s Grade I-listed Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint II building in North Hill, London N6 is still waiting for someone to give it a full makeover.
Designed by the architect Berthold Lubetkin in the 1930s and Grade I listed by English Heritage in more revert years, it’s an icon of modernism in the capital and still offers luxurious living all these years on. See the communal areas for evidence of that, which includes some lovely gardens, a private garage, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and round-the-clock porter service.
Highpoint was actually built in two phases, with this duplex apartment being in the later part, dating back to 1938. it is one of 12 duplexes, said to be ‘more luxurious’ than the flats in Highpoint I. The flat in question here covers around 1,755 sq. ft, with the lower floor offering a 25ft reception room, a galley kitchen, separate dining room and study. The upper floor has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with an original travertine staircase linking the two. The flat covers the building from front to back, overlooking the trees of the communal gardens at the rear.
As you might have guessed, it has been lived in by the same owner for many years and might need a bit of updating to your own taste, something to take into account. Also worth noting is the service charge of £10, 304 per annum. But the first hurdle before any of that is the asking price. That’s in the region of £1,495,000.