Willoughby House
Barbican, London EC2


Architect: Chamberlin, Powell & Bon

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This rare Type 115 Barbican apartment is arranged over the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of Willoughby House. It has a barrel-vaulted studio at the top with a terrace offering extraordinary views of the Gherkin and the City.

The apartment measures approximately 1,023 sq ft internally. It is entered on the fifth floor. There is a hallway with a coat cupboard, and steps up to a west-facing reception room with sliding glazed doors to a balcony / fire escape and fine views over the gardens and the lake. The kitchen was originally open to the reception room but has since been partitioned off. On the next half landing is the bathroom with a separate WC, and the master bedroom is the next level up from that. A stunning curved staircase leads to the studio on the top floor, which could be used as a second bedroom or as a supplementary reception space. The terrace is deeper than the standard Barbican balconies, with enough space for seating.

The Barbican Estate is the finest achievement of the architects Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. It was Grade II-listed in 2001 in recognition of its extraordinary contribution to London’s urban landscape. Willoughby House is a low-rise block on the eastern boundary of the estate, built in 1971. All residents have access to communal gardens throughout the development.

The Underground stations of Barbican (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines) and Moorgate (Northern, Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines) are both within easy reach. Moorgate also offers National Rail services.

The flat is well positioned for access to the Barbican Arts Centre, Smithfield Market, and the bars and restaurants of Clerkenwell. There is a Waitrose supermarket at the Barbican and One New Change is just a short walk away, complete with cafés and restaurants from renowned chefs and flagship menswear and womenswear fashion brands.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease: 93 years remaining (approx)

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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