A spacious one bedroom/studio apartment in Oakshott Court designed by architect Peter Tábori. The apartment has been beautifully renovated and designed by the landlord for his family’s occupation and has been their home until recently. The apartment makes the perfect urban dwelling with high-quality bespoke furnishings including folding doors and bespoke furniture (mostly made by David Penrose/Island Furniture Design), and bespoke dining table that nests over a bench/fold-out guest/day bed. There is a modern bathroom with a bath and shower, a fully equipped kitchen with large Míele fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer, and oak and terracotta flooring. The full-width patio doors flood the apartment with light and lead to a private balcony overlooking green space.
Oakshott Court in Somerstown is a quiet residential neighbourhood and a short walk from key transport connections. King’s Cross, St Pancras International and Euston stations provide mainline and Eurostar rail connections to the UK and Europe as well as Underground (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Victoria, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) and Overground metropolitan connections within London.
The apartment is offered furnished and is available from 1 February 2019 for a minimum term of 12 months, water and heating are included in the rent. Early viewing is highly recommended.
Oakshott Court, originally called Polygon Road, was built by the London Borough of Camden during their ‘golden era of housing’ with Sydney Cook as borough architect. Completed in 1976, it is a small low-rise infill scheme with a stepped section allowing each flat to have a balcony open to the sky.
Peter Tábori’s design for Polygon Road was derived from his Highgate New Town scheme (now the Whittington Estate) but with three of the terraces comprising a cluster ‘snapped’ at 90 degrees to produce an L-shape. Each terrace stepped down by a storey and the three terraces are separated by pedestrian streets.
As at Highgate New Town, car parking is underground; at the intersection of the streets on each level was a play square; and the terraced housing blocks stepping down across the site looked west and south, towards what became an open green space in the corner. Tábori’s design was approved in outline in June 1969 and in full in November 1971; but with the department overloaded, Cook decided that outside architects were needed and brought in Roman Halter, with whom his deputy Peter Clapham had worked at Haringey. In 1974, however, James Gowan was appointed and saw the project through to completion.