Flat for sale in Bevin Court, Cruikshank Street, London WC1X
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A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional two-bedroom Ex-Local Authority apartment in this landmark Modernist building in Islington. Bevin Court was designed in the early 1950s by the revered Modern Movement architect Berthold Lubetkin, in conjunction with Francis Skinner and Douglas Bailey. It has been given a rare Grade II* listing by English Heritage in recognition of its architectural significance.
The flat is located on the third floor of the building (there is lift access). Accommodation measures approximately 663 sq ft, and comprises two double bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and bathroom. Both bedrooms and the reception room have long views to the south, across the communal gardens at the front of the building. Residents can apply to rent allotments contained within the estate. Car parking spaces can be obtained by separate negotiation with the local council.
Major works have been carried out by Islington Council that have greatly improved the building. These include a new warm roof system, window repairs, structural repairs and communal decoration, a door entry system, lift renewal and replacement of heating risers.
Bevin Court has a triaxial plan consisting of three ‘wings’ with a central staircase. This striking staircase forms the centrepoint of the building and offers views across the city through the openings on each floor. It is in the process of being restored to its original colour scheme of grey, yellow and red. In John Allan’s book Berthold Lubetkin, he writes that, “it is difficult to cite any public staircase in the whole Modern Movement that can rival Lubetkin’s masterpiece at Bevin Court”. The entrance hall is also home to a mural by the artist Peter Yates.
Bevin Court has a quiet Finsbury location with exceptional transport links: It is a short walk from the Underground stations at Angel and King’s Cross, which also offers National Rail and Eurostar services. The shops and restaurants of Upper Street, Amwell Street, Exmouth Market and Clerkenwell are all within easy reach.
Lease: Approx. 88 years
Service charge: Approx. £1,750 (includes heating and hot water)
Ground Rent: Approx. £10 per annum
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