A nice example of the Modern Movement and some style within too. This 1930s split-level apartment in Wellesley Court, London W9 is up for sale.
Sat in the ‘heart’ of Maida Vale, this is actually a split-level penthouse apartment on top of Wellesley Court, a building designed by architect Frank Scarlett back in 1938.
Scarlett was prominent within the Modern Movement in the UK, but is perhaps best known for Starlock House in Rye, East Sussex, designed for artist and designer Majorie Templar in 1929 and picking up grade-II listing around 20 years ago. Sadly that isn’t up for sale and hasn’t been for over a decade. But you can find out about it here.
However, this one is for sale, offering around 1,000 sq. ft. of living space and a good amount of originality too.
The double height living space in the main reception is definitely a ‘wow’ factor, complete with a full-height steel-framed window to flood the room with natural light.
Of course, you can’t miss the original spiral staircase too, which takes you up to the mezzanine level where you will find a bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
The main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a modernised kitchen are all found on the fifth-floor living space. Beyond that is the ‘expansive’ roof terrace, which is another 900 sq. ft. of space and accessed via the lower-level bedroom.
As well as the roof terrace, there is a top-floor balcony, and a third, smaller south-facing balcony that is accessed from the main reception room.
But it isn’t just the space that appeals. It’s the minimalism of the apartment, which fits in well with the architecture and the era. Yes, the kitchen has been updated, along with the bathrooms. But the muted finishes and the ‘less is more’ furnishing of this one brings out the best of it. Hopefully, the next owner goes down a similar route.
If you fancy the move to Maida Vale or just want something stylish from the 1930s, this penthouse apartment is up for sale for £850,000. Note that as an apartment there is a service charge, said to be around £3,600 per annum.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.