If you like the idea of old school modernist and aren’t put off by a block, you might want to check out this two-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court, London, SW2.
The grade II-listed building was designed to appeal to ‘young professionals’ back in the day (according to the agent, each unit came with ‘a wireless, a gas fire and an ice box built in’).
You would guess it still has that appeal. It definitely has a backbone of people who love the place, with a residents’ committee ensuring some communal events in the green spaces that surround the buildings.
This particular apartment is in ‘arguably the best block at Pullman Court’ at the rear of the site and away from the road and is in ‘very good condition’.
That certainly looks to be the case. Yes, the oldest kitchen and bathroom have been updated, but the rest is there kind of blank canvas you would expect from a modernist apartment both then and now.
Space is dominated by the reception room, but you also have two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. That kitchen is perhaps small by today’s standards, but you would imagine that your average 1930s modernist dined out more than in.
As we said, communal space too, both as part of the building and outside. The blocks were built around several large trees which survive today.
The asking price is £299,950, but note that there is a service charge of around £2,000 per annum.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more information or to make an enquiry, please visit their website.