The love affair with the Barbican continues! The jewel in the Corporation of London’s crown, this Brutalist beauty continues to buck trends with apartments within the Barbican still very much in demand.
History of the Building
Seddon House was completed in 1975 and derives its name from George Seddon the master cabinet maker, whose success in the 1700’s enabled him to open the largest furniture store in England on what is now Aldersgate Street. It seems that good quality furniture companies have been calling the area home for hundreds of years, with some of the world’s most renowned International furniture and design companies based here.
About the Apartment
A fine example of a Barbican penthouse apartment, known as a type 35 it is believed to be one of a few in Seddon House, with an enviable Westerly aspect. This superb apartment has been home to the current owners for a number of years and has been remodelled and altered under the supervision of the corporation of London.
Grade II listed, The Barbican was designed by the renowned Architects practice Chamberlain, Powell and Bon and is in our opinion one of the very best examples of Brutalist Architecture that can be found in London, which has a strong influence of Le Corbusier design.
As the prime City of London Development, the Barbican is designed around beautiful central gardens and lake which all residents have access to and of course the Barbican centre, which is part of the Global Cultural Districts Network, the largest performing Art Centre in Europe, hosting music concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings.
The current accommodation comprises huge reception room with partially open plan kitchen, four large double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both floors have access to external spaces with the upper bedrooms leading directly onto a roof patio offering plenty of external entertaining space.
As expected the apartment is bright and still retains some original Barbican features, of note is the stunning barrel vaulted master bedroom.
Transport / Location
Local transport links are excellent with both Barbican and Moorgate Underground Stations a short walk away and Whitecross street with it superb restaurants and Waitrose supermarket is a few minutes’ walk away.
Asking Price: £1,900,000
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