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Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Only the second time I have featured an apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

In fact, it has something of a similarity to the first one whilst being completely different at the same time. I know. That makes no sense at all.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

What I mean is both were of a similar size and layout, but the finishes were vastly different. the one I featured back in 2016 was extensively renovated. this one is in fairly original condition and a little cheaper as a result.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Lauderdale Tower is one of the three Barbican towers, this one being the most westerly and offering 41 floors of accommodation. it was completed in 1974 to a design, like the rest of the estate, courtesy of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

It is one of the great brutalist towers and in light of brutalism’s resurgence in recent years, quite a sought after and desirable living space. Especially in light of the accommodation on offer here.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

You are high in the sky with this one, sitting on the 20th floor and in an apartment that has been recently redecorated, but still with those much-loved original features intact.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Yes, the original Brooke Marine kitchen is here and in good order while both the bathroom and shower room still have their original fittings. Ok, the furniture might have changed, as well as the decor. But the former isn’t staying and the latter can be changed easily enough.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

There is another selling point here too, one that isn’t always used when it comes to the Barbican. Living space.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Ok, you have to pay for it, but this one has a lot of floorspace compared to many of the Barbican flats I feature.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

So alongside the kitchen area, laundry, bathroom and shower room you get a dual-aspect reception room with floor-to-ceiling windows facing both north and east and a wraparound balcony/fire exit with space for a table and chairs. In addition to that, the apartment has four double bedrooms, all facing north and all with fitted cupboards, along with floor to ceiling windows and doors leading to the balcony.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Of course, all that glazing and balcony space means great views too, not least because you are on the 20th floor. it should be quite something being greeted with the London skyline from that height each morning.

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

But as I hinted above, those views, that space and the Barbican address do come at a price. If you want to move in here, you will need access to something like £1,695,000.

Images and details courtesy of Frank Harris. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

 

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Apartment in Lauderdale Tower on Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

 

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