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Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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.

 

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Apartment in Willoughby House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

 

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