Always a popular place to live and as a result, not particularly cheap these days. So be prepared to dig deep for this 1960s Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed apartment in Brandon Mews, Barbican Estate, London EC2.
Not that anywhere in central London is ‘cheap’ these days. But a grade II-listed apartment on the Barbican is certainly going to push things up, even if this duplex apartment has just the one bedroom.
But it does have a lot of other things going for it.
Obviously it has that distinctive U-shaped window, which provides views across the water towards the Barbican Centre, as well as the open-tread wooden staircase beneath a high skylight, the ‘striking’ curved ceiling and a kitchen and bathroom with the original fittings.
As for the apartment itself, private steps from the ‘podium level’ take you to the front door and what’s described as ‘inverted’ accommodation.
So the bedroom and bathroom are at entrance level, while the living space is on the floor below, with the kitchen at the back, leaving the two-tier reception space with a full view across the water.
A hatch in the ‘sitting area’ leads to a full-height store room below, which the agent points can ‘easily be converted’ into a second bedroom or study. A door at the back of the room leads to a secure and private garage, which can be purchased or rented from the City of London if you need it. Note that residents of the mews are able to rent parking spaces in the car park behind the terrace from the City of London too.
If you want it, you are looking at an asking price of £950,000. Note that there is also a service charge of £2,580 per annum too.
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