A Spacious Grade II Star Listed Ground Floor 1 Bedroom Apartment of 54 square metres/577 sq ft plus a private patio/balcony and use of lovely shared gardens to the rear.
Beautifully located in an iconic development to the side of the open spaces of Ham Common with its traditional
village pond and cricket pitch.
Recent upgrading and renovations include stylish cork flooring, a central heating system with an electric boiler, and a refurbished bathroom with underfloor heating.
Super 20 foot double aspect lounge dining room with a restored open fire with tiled hearth and concrete mantel.
Roomy bedroom with double mirrored doors to an inbuilt wardrobe cupboard.
The starred category on its English Heritage listing applies to particularly important buildings of more than special interest and effectively places this property in the top 8% most important listed buildings. This also now has wider public recognition as one of the architects Sir James Stirling is now commemorated annually in the Stirling Prize for Architecture.
Offered with the advantage of A share of freehold.
Langham House Close was designed in 1955 and built 1957/58 by James Stirling & James Gowan, It is often referred to in architectural literature as their “Ham Common Flats”. It is considered to be influenced by Le Corbusier but also includes vernacular touches and ironic features like the concretegargoyles, corbels and the mantel on the impressive exposed stock brick chimney breast . Unlike many significant modernist projects, it was a privately funded development and not social housing.
This was Stirling's first major work and led to him designing the Engineering Building at Leicester University in 1963 which established his reputation. His other later works include the History Library at Cambridge, the Performing Arts Centre at Cornell University, the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain, the Braun Factory in Germany, the Sackler Museum at Harvard and the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.
Communal entrance :
Double doors into tiled communal hallway in exposed stock brick, door to flat .
Double doors to cupboard with space for washing machine, cork flooring.
Double aspect lounge/dining room: Abt. 19 ft 11 x 9 ft 9 (6.08m x 2.98m)
Windows to front & side aspects, cork flooring, two radiators, open fireplace with concrete corbel and mantel and tiled hearth in an exposed stock brick chimney breast with a squint through to the kitchen, wall light fitments.
Kitchen: Abt. 16 ft 11 x 5 ft 6 (5.16m x 1.67m)
Fitted cupboards at base and eye level, worktops, tile splashback, inset sink unit, spaces for dishwasher, cooker and fridge, double doors to pantry cupboard, door to store cupboard and door to cupboard with boiler, locker cupboard over doorway, window to front and glazed door to balcony, cork flooring.
Glazed door from kitchen though to ...
Private covered patio balcony: Abt 5 ft 6 x 5 ft 1 (1.7m x 1.56m)
Balustrade, tiled floor, floor to ceiling side glass pane.
Tiled floor with underfloor heating, wash hand basin, W.C. Walk in shower with screen and tile surround, casement window.
Communal gardens to front and rear.
Off the communal entrance hall with storage locker for each flat.
About 25m from the entrance to the block, Langham House Close leads directly onto the open spaces of Ham Common.
Lease of 999 years from 1958 with the freehold held in common by the residents.
£ 2,220 per annum to cover building insurance, cleaning of windows and communal areas, care and up keep of gardens and all general outside maintenance.
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