Located on the iconic Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate in St. John’s Wood is this cozy two-bedroom duplex with an intimate garden and balcony.
Designed by the modernist architect Neave Brown in the 1960s, this home was listed as part of the English Heritage in recognition of its architectural significance.
Description from The Modern House:
The flat originally had three bedrooms. It has its own entrance, and is arranged over two floors. The raised ground floor contains a fantastic open-plan reception / dining / kitchen area, opening onto a south-facing balcony. There are steps down to the courtyard garden, which is decked and lushly planted. The lower ground floor contains a large master bedroom with full-height glazed doors onto the garden. This was originally designed as two bedrooms and could be returned to this configuration. There is also a second bedroom and a bathroom on this floor, as well as a large landing and study area. From here there is access to a paved front courtyard with two storage sheds.
This flat has a particularly good position on the estate, with green views over a peaceful park to the rear. It has been sensitively refurbished by the current owner, an architect, who has fitted a modern kitchen and bathroom and solid oak floors in recent years. The best original features have been retained, including the sliding door that separates the reception room from the dining area, the timber staircase, the fitted wardrobes, and the wonderful glazed timber-framed sliding doors.
Rowley Way is located near the amenities of London’s famous Abbey Road, with a further range of shops, cafés and restaurants on St John’s Wood High Street and West End Lane. The open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are also within walking distance. The Underground is available at nearby Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line), and the Overground at South Hampstead.
With its striking stepped concrete terraces, the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate (also known as Alexandra Road) is the most famous of the social housing schemes built during Camden’s “golden age” in the 1960s and 1970s.
Photos courtesy The Modern House