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A spacious two-bedroom maisonette which has been recently been refurbished by its architect-owner. This wonderfully bright apartment is situated in Stoneleigh Terrace in the southwest corner of the Whittington Estate, designed by Peter Tabori and Ken Adie in the 1970s.
The apartment is arranged over two floors. Upon entering is a large hallway. Double doors open out to a south-facing large main bedroom with built-in storage and its own balcony. Additionally, on this floor, is a modern bathroom and a second bedroom — currently being used as a study. On the top floor is an impressive open plan living and dining space, with original full-width glazing which opens out to a south-facing terrace. To the rear, and overlooking trees of Highgate Cemetery, is a bespoke modern kitchen. Cork flooring runs throughout.
The Whittington Estate is located between Highgate, Dartmouth Park and Archway. There are several open spaces nearby including Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath just a short walk away. Parliament Hill farmer’s market, on the edge of the Heath, runs every Saturday. The area has several popular gastro pubs including St John’s Tavern, the Bull & Last and the Southampton Arms. There is also a great local cafe, Crick's Corner, nearby.
Archway Underground station (Northern Line) is a ten-minute walk away.
—The apartment is offered part furnished
—Available from early/mid October 2021
—Rent is inclusive of heating and hot water
The Whittington Estate, originally known as Highgate New Town Stage One, is one of Camden's 'golden era' of housing. The scheme was designed by Peter Tábori and Kenneth Adie in 1972–79, who were working in Camden’s architects’ department, led by borough architect Sydney Cook. It comprises rows of ziggurat buildings stepping down the natural slope of the site, with 275 dwellings ranging from one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom houses. It incorporates play areas, thoughtful landscaping and pedestrian paths between the long concrete blocks, creating safe, traffic-free spaces for children. Tábori, and Camden’s architects’ department in general, rejected the high-rise buildings that had been favoured by councils during the post-war years. Here, no structure is taller than two-and-a-half storeys and, crucially, each flat has its own entrance directly from the street and south-facing, ‘open to the sky’ balconies—which act as extensions to the living rooms.