Haven’t featured a place here since 2013, so good to see this apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2 on the market.
Obviously I have featured the Barbican estate since, just not this block. I think this is also the first time I have featured a renovation project from the Barbican too, which also adds a bit of interest.
As you probably know, Willoughby House is a terrace block that makes up the eastern edge of the Barbican Estate, running from Speed House in the north to Andrewes House in the south and looking out over Speed Garden and the lake. It was completed in early 1971.
This is a third floor apartment / flat and as I said, one in need of a bit of work. But not a huge amount. It looks like this place just needs some decoration and carpeting to be back to its best.
On the plus side, it does have the key original features intact too. So the original Barbican kitchen, the original bathroom tiles and suite plus original fitted cupboards. So if you want this place as it was in the early ‘70s, just have as think about the little touches, as everything else is in place.
In terms of the living space, the apartment has a fitted cupboard on the third-floor entry level, with stairs up to the reception room with full-width windows. There is also a door leading to a balcony with that view over the lake and towards the Barbican conservatory.
Beyond that is the kitchen, with stairs leading up to half landing and the bathroom with separate WC. There are stairs up to the bedroom, which has an original fitted cupboard and a door to the balcony.
Of course, the Barbican is hot property these days, so the idea of even a renovation project here being cheap is unlikely. This place is up for sale for £725,000.
Images and details courtesy of Frank Harris. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.