A ’60s Studio With a Bright-Yellow Spiral Staircase Asks £725K in London

Sliding glass doors connect the spruced-up midcentury apartment to a private balcony.
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Location: Southwood Lawn Road, London, England

Price: £725,000 (approximately $817,510 USD)

Architect: Douglas Stephen & Partners

Year Built: 1965

Footprint: 583 square feet (one bedroom, one bath)

From the Agent: "Positioned within one of Highgate’s most notable modernist buildings, this split-level studio apartment has been carefully renovated by the current owner. It was designed by Robert Maxwell for Douglas Stephen & Partners in 1965. Wonderful original features have been preserved, including full-height sliding doors that open to a south-facing balcony, and sensitive contemporary additions introduced. Behind Southwood Park lie expansive communal gardens, which are home to mature trees, beautifully planted borders and a heated residents’ swimming pool."

Surrounded by mature trees and flowering shrubbery, the modernist apartment building offers a peaceful city escape. An array of large green spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Waterlow Park, are located just a short walk away.

The main living spaces can be found on the lower level. Wood-framed glass doors open onto the south-facing balcony, which overlooks expansive communal gardens.

The L-shaped kitchen was recently updated by the current owner and now features all-new appliances, white cabinetry, and Silestone worktops. 

The spiral staircase ascends to the light-filled mezzanine level, which hosts the bedroom.

Residents can also access the heated swimming pool located near the rear gardens.

 Southwood Park in London, England, is currently listed for £725,000 (approximately $844,817 USD) by The Modern House. 

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