The Postern is a terrace of just 14 houses, forming part of the Barbican Estate, overlooking St Giles. Built in 1971, they are some of the finest example of Grade II Listed, post war houses found in London.
About the house
The house Hurford Salvi Carr are selling has been remodelled and decorated with a colour palette based on Maisons Jaoul in Paris, designed by the celebrated Architect Le Corbusier. With a most pleasing Westerly aspect it overlooks the ornamental lake and the London wall; originally built by the Romans and St Giles’ Cripplegate Church.
About the building
Known as a Type 67/68, the house is arranged over various levels and has a wonderful open plan, bright feel with an open tread staircase allowing light to flood throughout the house. The house offers extremely flexible accommodation with 3-4 bedrooms 1-2 reception rooms, a superb kitchen/breakfast room as well as two bathrooms, utility room, a garage, balcony and roof terrace.
The Barbican was designed by the renowned Architect practice Chamberlain, Powell and Bon and is still the most sought after residential development within The Corporation of London, attracting all walks of life from academics, architects, fashion designers, lawyers and bankers.
About the area of Wapping
Its communal gardens and lake bring a little bit of “Country Life” to the Centre of The City and The Barbican Centre which is part of the Global Cultural Districts Network is the largest performing Art Centre in Europe, hosting music concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings.
The Postern is moments from Whitecross Street therefore a stone’s throw from Waitrose supermarket, conveniently located to Barbican Underground (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines) and Farringdon Underground and Mainline connections, which will benefit from the opening of Crossrail in 2021