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A large split-level one-bedroom maisonette in Mansfield Road, designed by award-winning architects Benson and Forsyth. Originally a two-bedroom apartment, the duplex has been expertly reconfigured by architects Waugh and Thistleton to create generous open plan living spaces that are flooded with light. It is entered on the raised ground floor, where there is a bespoke kitchen with concrete worktops, high-end appliances including a Gaggenau oven and hob, a Miele washer dryer, and an island which is lit from above with the original skylight window.
The apartment retains a number if original features including the timber staircases and handrails which have been beautifully restored. Up a half-flight of stairs is the living room, a handmade iroko sliding partition conceals ample storage-space fitted with Vitsoe shelving.
On the top floor is the generous dual aspect bedroom, with a full-height sliding glass door that opens out to a fantastic south-facing private terrace. Full-height mirrors in the bedroom conceal a large fitted wardrobe. Charlotte Perriand wall sconces provide bedside night lights. Additionally, there is an en-suite tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower and high-quality fittings including a Vola heated rail and Dornbracht taps. A polished concrete floor runs throughout the apartment.
—The apartment is offered unfurnished or part furnished
—Available from towards the end of June 2021.
The flat is situated very close to Gospel Oak overground station, and fifteen minutes walk to either Belsize Park and Kentish Town stations. There are regular bus services to the West End and the City from both Highgate Road and Southampton Road. Hampstead Heath, the bathing ponds, lido and playgrounds are less than 200 yards from the apartment.
The long terrace of flats on Mansfield Road was the last part of the Gospel Oak Redevelopment Area to be completed, designed by Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth, Camden’s Architecture Department. The architects restored the feeling of the terraced housing they replaced but without hint of pastiche. Rendered block work is painted white with contrasting stained black woodwork and many of the motifs that have come to be known as the ‘Camden style’ can be seen here. The terrace is sunk below street level to match the height of the houses behind. Access is by a raised internal gallery which is both separate from the street yet part of it.
The quality of detailing is exceptional and helps to create the unity between exterior and interior. The clever split-level cross section, sky-lights and full height glazing make the flats and maisonettes seem much larger than their actual size.
Each dwelling has its own front door and is given either a generous balcony, terrace ot garden. There are 64 flats and maisonettes and building is Locally Listed.