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Your chance to own a retro rarity in Highgate

PUBLISHED: 17:30 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:53 09 March 2017

The exterior of the Modernist Property on the Southwood House Estate in Highgate

The exterior of the Modernist Property on the Southwood House Estate in Highgate

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Rare Modernist property offered to house hunters seeking a slice of history for the first time in 40 years

The Modernist storage space in the living dining areaThe Modernist storage space in the living dining area

A Modernist property on Highgate’s Southwood Lane is on the market for the first time since the 1970s. This rare opportunity to own a historical house in one of north London’s most sought after postcodes is one statement property hunters will be sure not to let slip through their fingers.

The three bedroom house on Southwood Lane, N6, is marketed by The Modern House and forms part of the Southwood House Estate, built between 1958 and 1962 by architects Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable.

The property is exemplary of the design of the period, with large semi-open spaces, kitsch furniture choices, teak woodwork and bold colours chosen for the décor. Storage and shelving units maintain a distinctive mid-century feel with clean straight lines in a cubic style.

The original interior features an open-tread staircase and parquet flooring in the entrance hall on the ground floor. The double height dining area has French doors to a rear garden, and the property receives extra light by way of a window reaching to the first floor. The retro property forms part of the triangle estate which has access to leafy communal gardens.

The light and airy living area in the Modernist propertyThe light and airy living area in the Modernist property

The Modernist movement developed in the post-war period in which a more laid back approach was taken to the design and arrangement of interiors. In the mid-century the movement emphasised structural design which created space by way of open plan design, geometrically designed storage and shelving units and large windows.

The property on Southwood Lane is marketed by The Modern House for £1,250,000.


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