For those with a penchant for Modernism, Berthold Lubetkin will be a familiar name. His brutal but beautiful architectural style is something instantly recognised within certain groups.
He led the design of the of the Hallfield Estate in the early 50’s which was subsequently realised by Denys Lasdun & Lindsay Drake with construction taking place across the decade.
Reading House forms part of this cluster of now Grade 2 listed buildings. It’s a beautifully kept and celebrated example of modern architecture style. It’s also the setting for this “blank canvas” apartment on the fourth floor.
Completely empty and chain free, the space has been stripped out. It’s well-proportioned rooms are ready for either a sympathetic makeover that will hopefully reflect the period of the building or you could just go full on luxe, after all, it’s Bayswater, prime central London where anything goes really. The functional room layout is unchanged though. One double bedroom, large reception with separate kitchen plus the bathroom.
Venture out any time of day and night, seven days a week to experience some of London’s hottest haunts, there’s a seemingly endless list of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs at your disposal plus some globally recognised London Landmarks. You can also enjoy some of the capital’s largest green spaces. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are just minutes on foot.
You’re not short on transportation either. Busses galore, either Bayswater Tube (District & Circle Line), Queensway (Central) or Paddington which is a little further on foot but offers the Bakerloo Line and National Rail services across the country.
First time, downsizing or investment, this really is a special opportunity to own a slice of architectural history.
Reading House | Hallfield Estate | W2