Barbican, City & Clerkenwell Office Tel: 020 7600 7000
About the property
A FABULOUS TOP FLOOR, TWO BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM, barrel-vaulted triplex with a south-facing terrace. The flat benefits from a newly EXTENDED LEASE and MANY INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS. Type M3B.
The current owner has updated the flat with great care and sensitivity to the iconic nature of the Barbican and has succeeded in making it both wonderfully practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing. He is sad to leave but excited for his next challenge. This property must be viewed to appreciate the beautifully updated interior as well as the views and the light flooding in from floor to ceiling windows throughout. The apartment offers two balconies, a south-facing terrace, high grade rubber flooring throughout the living areas, updated electrics, new water system and masses of additional bespoke storage. A stunning en-suite shower room, together with a new loft, has been created on the top floor. All the paperwork required for the substantial work undertaken is in place for this Grade II listed property.
The property is entered on the fifth floor, where there is a hall area and cleverly concealed storage under the staircase with plumbing for a washer/dryer. The bathroom on this level has the original Barbican basin and large bath, but has been carefully updated with a new Duravit toilet integrated into a bespoke unit with mirror-fronted cabinets above. A new Crosswater shower and screen has also been added. Bedroom two has floor to ceiling windows with a very open northerly aspect and lovely far-reaching views. A large bespoke built-in wardrobe offers twice the normal space, due to the water tanks having been relocated.
The original iconic teak staircase is still in place and benefits from exposed shelving for display purposes, as well as a further new bespoke cupboard.
The sixth floor runs the whole width of the building, with floor to ceiling windows at either end providing wonderful light at all times of the day. This floor houses the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The original kitchen has been upgraded to include an integrated Miele dishwasher, a new oven, and an induction hob. New cabinetry has been installed in the same style as the original kitchen to accommodate additional storage and an integrated Miele fridge-freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area which again offers great views over North London from the floor to the ceiling windows. There is also a full height sliding door which can be opened to sit out on the balcony to enjoy the early evening sunshine.
The reception room is located on the other side of the staircase. It comprises a reading area plus a further, larger, space to socialise. It has a southerly aspect with another full height sliding door and a south-facing balcony.
A stunning master suite sits on the top floor, comprising a large bedroom with a double height barrel vaulted ceiling and a beautiful new en-suite bathroom. The current owner has cleverly created the en-suite, whilst maintaining the architectural integrity of the space. At the same time he has created a large new loft above the en-suite to accommodate two new hot water tanks and one cold tank to achieve amazing water pressure in the rain shower below and significant additional storage space.
The bedroom itself is truly stunning with a wonderful barrel vaulted ceiling and a full width window overlooking the Barbican estate. It benefits from high-grade wide plank engineered oak flooring, bespoke wardrobes and a black out blind and bespoke slatted blinds which will remain.
The en-suite has a large walk-in shower with an extra-large Crosswater 300mm diameter rain shower with a separate hand shower, a bespoke vanity unit with solid walnut top and Duravit basin. The basin tap is Crosswater to match the shower. Custom made mirrored cabinets above the basin and further custom made cabinets below create additional storage. Tiled walls and floors complete the renovation, in a style which carefully compliments the original design.
The south facing terrace is accessed from the bedroom and has ample space for a table and chairs, as well as planting.
South facing terrace
Parking available below the building
Storage cages available by separate negotiation
Use of private landscaped gardens