Fancy living out your 1930s fantasy? Have a look at this apartment in George Bertram Carter’s art deco Taymount Grange in London SE23.
A previous one I featured back in July is under offer, which gives you an idea of the popularity of this block. Saying that, the apartment I featured back them was very different in terms of style.
Not that there is anything wrong with this one. But the previous apartment was a little more ‘vintage’ in its finish and detail, whereas this one leans a little more to the mainstream. But only in terms of the finishes. The apartment and the block are still very much of the 1930s.
The period block dates to around 1935 or 1936 and was designed by George Bertram Carter in a modernist / art deco style that has (thankfully) been maintained over the years. That’s the big selling point here and why other blocks tend to get overlooked.
The bold white facade stands out due to a recent repaint and the large Crittall windows are still in place and a huge selling point. There’s also a refurbished communal area and a wonderful 1930s staircase inside too, although you can’t see that on this particular agent’s photos.
The apartment on offer is a two double bedroom apartment for on the first floor of Taymount Grange.
Space-wise you are looking at a modern fitted kitchen, a good-sized reception room, modern bathroom and two double bedrooms, one of which has dual aspect views over the surrounding area.
You also get access to the communal lift (if you don’t want to walk up the 1930s staircase each day), a telephone entry system and use of the ‘immaculately kept ‘communal gardens.
In terms of the finish, things are pretty neutral here. I love that the original radiators are still in place and that you get to look out of the Crittall windows each day.
But some fittings seem a little too contemporary for the apartment, such as the wardrobe in one of the bedrooms and perhaps the kitchen and bathroom could have been a little more in keeping with the modernist surroundings.
But I’m really just nit picking. You can redecorate and add in your own fixtures and fittings over time. The selling point here is the architecture and those well-preserved details.
The other selling point here compared to the last one is price. The previous apartment was up for £460,000, but this one is on the market for £400,000. However, there is a service charge of £3,000 per annum to consider as well.
Images and details courtesy of Pedder. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.