Another chance to live in an apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint in London N6.
It’s a chance many of us want too. These apartments rarely hang about on the market long, despite prices constantly rising, even for the more modest examples. Like this one.
This is a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of Highpoint, so not that big and without the views afforded to the higher floors. But it is still Highpoint living, a chance to live in one of the most significant modernist buildings in the capital, hence the Grade I listing status.
The finish here is plain, possibly even sparse. Which is perhaps a plus. The worst thing for us is seeing these apartments over-styled. It just needs a little more character, possibly period character, adding back in. A few choice fixtures and furnishings should have that covered.
As for the apartment itself, that’s accessed via that amazing lobby area. Go beyond that and into the apartment itself and you get around 851 sq. ft. of space, including a dual-aspect reception room with ‘a south-facing panoramic window’, two bedrooms with original built-in wardrobes, a separate kitchen, a bathroom and a ‘neatly sized’ study off the entrance hall.
As you probably know, that’s not all you get at Highpoint. There are extras – at a cost.
Highpoint has a 24-hour porterage service, which is available to help you with pretty much everything from arranging maintenance to organising medical assistance. It also has lift access, wonderful communal gardens, residents’ tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
There is off-street parking for residents, but it isn’t designated space. First come, first served. However, you so get access to a bike shed if you want to be more green on the commute and if you have surplus possessions, there is space in the basement for storage.
However, note that all that means a service charge. That’s £9,200 per year.
So not cheap in terms of running costs, but there is another hurdle to deal with before that, which is the asking price of £750,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.