It has been six months since I featured this place, so do check out this apartment in 1930s Frederick Gibberd Pullman Court in Streatham Hill, London SW2.
You are probably familiar with the building, but if not, let me do a quick recap.
Basically, it’s something of an architectural landmark in the area as well as a grade II* listed building. Part of the modern movement or architecture from the first half of the 20th century, it actually dates back to 1933 and overall, hasn’t lost any of its architectural or period charm.
So if you fancy living out your 1930s fantasy, this might well be the place to do it, although the original ‘wireless’, gas fire and ice box given to each new resident in the 1930s are no longer in place. But be warned, the apartments aren’t the biggest of places.
There is a good reason for that. When this was built, it was constructed as something of a country retreat (yes, I know) and a starting point for young professionals who probably spent a lot of time out and indeed, eating out.
Pullman Court isn’t alone in offering modest living spaces during that era. In fact, I would go as far to say that it was fairly typical. But times have changed and if you want a big entertaining kitchen for a party, then this isn’t likely to be your kind of place.
However, if you want something pretty much faithful to the modernism of the 1930s, then you might want to check this out. It’s also on the more affordable side of things when it comes to living in the capital.
On offer here is a one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of Pullman Court. So ideal if you don’t fancy heights.
It looks onto the internal courtyards and ‘manicured’ gardens, with (now) mature trees still shading the buildings from the road.
Once inside, you will notice the newly resurfaced parquet floor, a new bathroom and recently installed double glazing to the all-important Crittal windows.
The layout is described as ‘lateral’, with entrance taking you to a hallway that leads to the open-plan living room and kitchen, beyond which is the single bedroom. it looks well-maintained and with character, but something you can put your own spin on.
Note that some of the communal facilities that Gibberd put in place for Pullman Court remain, including a staffed full-service laundry and residents parking in the estate, with the addition of new fibre optic broadband likely to be of appeal too.
Some lovely communal space as well, with the ‘bright’ common areas very well maintained, with lovely details such as chrome door furniture. Very much of the era. Of course, that does mean a service charge, which is down as being around £2,043 per annum.
That’s on top of the asking price, which has been set at £270,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.