A recently renovated spacious three-bedroom duplex in Grade II-listed Dunboyne Road, designed by Neave Brown in 1967. With its distinct ‘Camden-style’ modernist white blockwork and contrasting stained window frames, the apartment is arranged over the top two floors and is entered from a raised walkway through its own front door. Sensitively refurbished, it retains several original features, including original wooden balustrading, sliding doors and cupboards. Downstairs is a large open plan kitchen-diner with newly-fitted bespoke cabinetry, a utility room, two double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The sliding partition between the two bedrooms allows for flexible use of the space, a trademark of Brown’s designs.
Upstairs is a fantastic living area with full-width windows opening to a large terrace. Two further sliding doors separate a study area and master bedroom, with a built-in wardrobe which has been expertly built to match the original cabinetry, and an en-suite shower room.
The apartment also enjoys private use of a further spacious terrace with raised beds across the walkway.
—Available from 1 August 2021
—Rent is inclusive of heating and hot water
—Offered furnished (with flexibility)
Dunboyne Road is located close to Hampstead Heath and within easy reach of the shops and cafés of South End Green and Hampstead High Street. Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Hampstead Heath and Gospel Oak (Overground) Stations are all within 10 minutes walk. The apartment is within the catchment area of excellent schools including ‘Outstanding’ Gospel Oak Primary School.
Designed in 1967 and originally known as Fleet Road, Dunboyne Road was Neave Brown’s first housing commission for the London Borough of Camden. The planners, wanting to achieve the highest possible housing density, had earmarked the area for redevelopment with high-rise blocks. Brown, working under borough architect Sydney Cook, favoured low-rise buildings with streets in the tradition of English terraced housing and managed to achieve an even higher level of density. There are seventy-one dwellings (a mixture of three-bedroom maisonettes, two-bedroom maisonettes and one-bedroom flats) arranged in three parallel blocks on a rectangular site. Each dwelling has a private terrace and its own front door. There are communal gardens and car parking is integrated below. Brown was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 2018. The scheme was listed Grade II in 2010 by Historic England for its ‘strong modernist aesthetic where the simple, bold overall composition belies the complexity of the stepped-section plan and dual-aspect residences.’