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HOMM 2 bed maisonette for sale in Bayer House, Golden Lane Estate, London EC1Y
2 bed maisonette for sale
Golden Lane Estate, London
£750,000
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Leasehold
 

Description

Bayer House lies at the heart of the Golden Lane Estate, the pioneering project that saw the creation of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s architectural practice. This two-bedroom maisonette has undergone an exemplary restoration that remains true to the architects’ enduring concerns, with underfloor-heated concrete floors and sleek finishes that combine mid-century details with a smart contemporary finish.

On the second floor, this apartment has arguably the best views across the series of formal courtyards, ponds, gardens and blocks that comprise the Grade ii-listed estate. Bayer House is immediately recognisable with pilar-box red and teal panels, and white balconies that house the forward-thinking counter-weighted windows that these apartments are known for. Colour played an important part in Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s early designs, married with the rich wood, concrete and terracotta tiles that they continued to use in later projects.

Inside, this apartment has been restored with exacting care by the current owners. The kitchen lies to the left of the front door and lobby, with original grey stoneware floor tiles and a new steel-topped kitchen. A flash of red and yellow splashback echos the colour used on the facades of the estate.

A concrete open-tread staircase lies at the heart of the living room, bathed in light from the double-height windows that mirror it. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one on each side of the plan. There is a second balcony and fire escape from one bedroom that has excellent views towards the sports centre. The bathroom has been completely tiled in Piet Mondrian-inspired squares that mimic the shape and size of those used by the architects originally.

The Golden Lane Estate is currently undergoing an estate-wide restoration. Instantly-recognisable buttercup yellow Great Arthur House has been re-faced, and there is also an improved community hall and a re-designed children’s playground by Muf architects. There are fantastic facilities for residents, who have maintained a strong community feeling with well-used communal spaces, gardens and allotments. Included in the lease is discounted rates at the swimming pool and sports facilities, as well as those at the Barbican. The estate is known for its strong community of residents that continue to use the shared grounds such as the courtyard in front of the flat, much as the architects had hoped.

This area has excellent restaurants, pubs and bars, including the nearby Smithfield Market. Farringdon and Old Street are within short walking distance, both known for their excellent restaurants. There is a food market every week day on Whitecross Street. All of the Barbican Centre facilities are also in easy walking distance.

There are fantastic transport links, with Underground stations at nearby Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Old Street (Northern Line), Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines) and Moorgate (Northern, Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines). On the imminent opening of the Elizabeth Line, Farringdon will become one of the main Crossrail stations.

The Golden Lane Estate was built in the 1950s and 1960s to a design by the newly-formed practice Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, who later designed the Barbican Estate.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: Approx. 87 years remaining
Ground Rent: Approx. £10 per annum
Parking: None
Service Charge: Approx £1,500 per annum, to include: Buildings insurance, freeholders’ administration or management charges, repairs to shared areas and the outside of the building, bike store, communal garden

There are ongoing discussions about the upgrading and restoration of The Golden Lane Estate, including the replacement of all windows, but dates for this are yet to be finalised. View more View less
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