Fans of minimalism will love this rare 1960s live/work property in Camden, North London, designed by experimental modernist architect Georgie Wolton.
The apartment is located in Cliff Road Studios, built in 1968 by Wolton as a block of artists’ workshops, with horizontal bands of glazing, crisp lines and a stepped rear façade. The five-storey block is one of only a few architectural projects by Wolton, whom critic Jonathan Meades called the ‘outstanding woman architect of the generation before Zaha Hadid’.
Five years before Cliff Road was built, Wolton founded the architecture firm Team 4 with her sister Wendy Foster, Su Brumwell, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers. She stayed only a few months before departing to establish her own practice, where she designed the innovative Fieldhouse in Surrey, the first house ever to use Corten steel as its primary material.
This one-bedroom duplex has a cavernous living room with soaring ceilings and a vast angled skylight. It flows into a kitchen with stainless-steel accents and a greenery-filled private courtyard terrace – one of only two in the building. A slim staircase accentuates the open proportions and leads to a bright mezzanine bedroom.
The minimalist live/work space is on sale for £945,000 with The Modern House. The communal areas of Cliff Road Studios include an enclosed central staircase with a striking geometric design. There is also a pretty swath of lawn behind. Interestingly, Wolton later moved into landscape design, notably creating the gardens for Hammersmith’s River Café.