Another return to this brutalist icon and specifically an apartment in Thomas More House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y.
Credit to the Modern House and its photographers. They always make sure they capture properties at their best, which isn’t easy when it comes to something as modest in size as an apartment in the Barbican. But they really have brought this one to life.
Of course, much of its appeal is down to whether you love or hate the Barbican. It really does tend to swing between those extremes too. It rarely brings out indifference.
What we have here is a ‘type 20′ apartment on the third floor of Thomas More House, which was completed back in 1973, with some lovely views over Thomas More gardens.
Amazingly, this is the first time the apartment has been on the market, which I’m guessing means someone took advantage of a ‘right to buy’ in the past. Pretty much every apartment in the Barbican was offered as a rental initially, with ownership rights offered when the ‘right to buy’ scheme was brought in.
Perhaps as a result of it being in the same ownership for over 40 years, many of the apartment’s original features have been retained, which is always a big selling point when it comes to the Barbican.
So an original kitchen with linear hobs, and original switches and fittings, an original bathroom and WC with Barbican sink and lights and a sliding partition, which can be you used to separate the study from the main living space.
The accommodation is configured between two balconies. The south-facing balcony runs the width of the living room and study, looking out over the city. The other balcony faces north and is accessed via the bedroom and looks out over Thomas More Gardens, the largest of the Barbican’s communal spaces.
As for space, well that’s pretty self-explanatory. But if you want the detail, you get the two reception areas split by that divider, the kitchen just off it, the bathroom area and the single bedroom, along with the two balcony areas.
Of course, the building, like the rest of the Barbican, was the work of Chamberlin, Powell & Bon and is grade II-listed, as well as being an incredibly desirable place to live.
If you want to live here, you will need something in the region of £750,000.
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