Fancy something stylish in the capital? Check out this apartment in the grade II-listed moderne Dorset House in London NW1.
The building itself was the work of architects T P Bennett and Son around 1934 to 1935 in conjunction with consulting architect Joseph Emberton and with reliefs by Eric Gill. Moderne or art deco? We are going for the former, but feel free to use the latter. It also has a blue plaque, which is done to the one-time presence of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They planned some of their finest works from this building.
The apartment within this block is described by the agent as being of impeccable quality. It is also on the second floor of the building, complete with two balconies.
That ‘quality’ is down to a complete refurbishment by the current owner. We often groan when we hear those words, but not so in this case. This apart,went has been refurbished very much in the style of the original era.
That includes plenty of fixtures of fittings reminiscent of the ‘deco’ area, as well as an extensive use of birds eye maple panelling, built-in furnishings (including a bar) and a kitchen custom made from sycamore wood.
Of course, it hasn’t been turned into some kind of time capsule. This is still a modern-era apartment, but one that does acknowledge its past.
As for space, you are looking at those two bedrooms, as well as an en-suite shower room, a further bathroom, a large reception room, the kitchen and the two balconies.
Note that there is also 24-hour porterage in this place, plus communal heating and hot water and underfloor heating. Note that there will be a service charge for all of that. Check with the agent for details.
That’s probably secondary to working out if you can afford the asking price. This place is up for £1,250,000.
Images and details courtesy of Hugh F Shaw. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.