I don’t think these come up often, so enjoy this 1960s Neave Brown maisonette on the Dunboyne Road Estate, London NW3.
Said to be the first application of the low-rise high-density UK housing schemes, Dunboyne Road Estate was the first commission by Neave Brown for Sydney Cook’s renowned Camden Architects Department.
It might not be as famous as Rowley Way, which followed some years later, but it was a pioneering development. Which is why this area has had a grade-II listing since 2010.
Available now is the duplex maisonette pictured here, complete with terrace, private garden and off-street parking, one part of a larger housing estate that dates back to around 1966/1967, when it was known as Fleet Road Estate.
Things have changed a little in the 50+ years since. Dunboyne Road Estate is now a gated community, made up of three parallel blocks separated by strips of communal and individual gardens, with parking for cars beneath.
Maisonettes like this one have also been updated within too, but with some original details still in place. Ultimately, you can only change a place like this so much. But I would say this is more of a contemporary finish than an original 1960s one. Regardless of that, this renovation has been done with some style.
Talking of upgrades, all of the property’s windows have recently been replaced, the electrics updated and a back-up boiler also installed.
This particular duplex unit is positioned at the end of a terrace and accessed from a communal walkway on the second level. Once in, you get something like 930 sq. ft. over the two levels.
Once in, you access the open-plan kitchen and dining room, complete with underfloor heating. To the right of that and behind a birch-ply sliding door is a separate utility room/pantry. Also on this level is a family bathroom, and two bedrooms separated by a full-height sliding partition.
A staircase, with its original handrail, takes you to the upper level. Once up there you will see a large living room with floor-to-ceiling sliding glazed doors, opening to a west and south-facing terrace, which the agent says boosts the living space ‘substantially’ over the warmer months.
The space on the upper level is said to be ‘versatile’, flowing from the ‘light-filled’ sitting room through the study area and a sliding partition into the master bedroom which has built-in wardrobes. This opens to a corridor with further storage and a separate WC also with access to the terrace.
Go beyond the walkway to access a private rooftop garden with ‘uninterrupted, all-day sun’ should the weather be fine.
So more space than you might think with this one. £799,500 is the asking price, should you be considering moving in.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.