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It’s not often that the perfect property comes up for sale. Indeed perfect is, of course, subjective. But for workers in the City of London, we believe that here at AW Childs estate agents – specialists in Barbican, Clerkenwell and Farringdon, we have the ultimate city apartment for those who want the benefit of living in the City of London, with the tranquil calm of a garden view, all within the frame of a high specification apartment that has it all.
The apartment in question is based at Thomas More House – part of the brutalist marvel that is the Barbican Estate. The site was constructed as a centrepiece of the reconstruction of the City of London following the Second World War, and is a testament to Britain’s need to produce housing that was of good quality and placed in an ideal location. In 1973, the estate was the pinnacle of architecture and design and over the years has become one of London’s most desirable places to live. This is due to not only its design, but also its idyllic location and green spaces.
But what about our apartment in particular? Well, this one is a one bedroom apartment that has a garden view from the living room! It has been refurbished to some of the highest specification that we have seen and it is clear that this home has been lovingly cared for and curated by someone with a keen eye and a high-quality taste. The sheer level of thought that has been put into this home means that even the fussiest of buyers could happily move in tomorrow and not change a single thing!
So let’s look at the property in a little more detail.
As soon as you walk into the property you will be hit by the stunning quality of the place. Oak flooring complements the large windows of both the living room and the bedroom and the whole space has an airy feel to it. It is this maximal use of light and space that is the guiding principle to the way that this apartment has been designed. As you turn right into the living room you will see a stunning set of shelves that will hold enough books to house a small library!
Continuing the theme of open space, the living room features a large split window that allows in lots of natural light and continues the feeling of airiness that enhances the atmosphere of the property. The living room window has a garden view for a little slice of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city. There is also more shelved storage and plenty of room for a large corner sofa. The oak flooring also continues into the front room and it perfectly complements the light that comes in from the window. The room is perfectly sized for the minimalist and has state of the art lighting for an ultra modern and clean look.
The kitchen continues the theme that runs through the property of light and space. It features a white kitchen that has an enormous amount of storage space and an incredible set of integrated appliances that are functional, but help to maintain the clean look of the room. There is also a direct view into the front room due to a space that is shared between the two rooms, which makes serving dinner, or staying in touch with your guests an excellent option if you choose to entertain.
With a Neff integrated oven and seperate hob, there is all the cooking options available to please even the most stringent of chefs and the apartment is ideal for those looking to entertain. The high-quality tiled flooring also gives a clean professional look that is easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing.
Much like the kitchen, the bathroom is also a nod to form and function – the room is just stunning. With high-quality tiled floors and walls, the room was designed and built by acclaimed builders West One Bathrooms. It features a chrome heated towel rail matching Monsoon shower head and a stunning bath / sink set. It also has storage and a huge mirror that adds to the spacious feel of the room.
Last but not least we move on to the bedroom. With built in wardrobes and storage galore, the room is able to house an unbelievable amount. More than big enough for a professional couple, the room is light and airy with another large split window that has a stunning view and allows in plenty of natural light. The oak flooring also continues into the room giving the apartment a unifying theme of oak flooring and light that is aesthetically pleasing and maximises the use of the available space.
As you will appreciate from the photos, our property at Thomas More House is an amazing space for a City of London professional. Built to an extremely high standard, everything other than the kitchen and bathroom was installed by Thomson Brothers, we believe that you will struggle to find a higher specification apartment in the Barbican. So, for more information on this, or any of our other amazing properties in Barbican, Clerkenwell or Farringdon, please get in touch on 020 3693 9444 or email us at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or to arrange a viewing so that you can come and see this outstanding property for yourself.