The Lawn Road Flats: Spies, Writers and Artists (History of British Intelligence)

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The Lawn Road Flats: Spies, Writers and Artists (History of British Intelligence)

The Lawn Road Flats: Spies, Writers and Artists (History of British Intelligence)

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To one side of the entrance hall is a galley kitchen, and to the other a south-facing reception room. The building’s list of illustrious former residents includes Agatha Christie, Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus. Originally a late 19C coachman's living quarters and stable, this mews house combines an award-winning architect's studio and spacious light-filled maisonette after a 2-phase carbon-reducing retrofit. The building originally included 24 studio flats, eight one-bedroom flats, staff quarters, a kitchen and a large garage. The area containing Lawn Road, Camden, London contains a higher-than-average level of social housing - 57% of household spaces.

The small but well equipped flats also provided services such as cleaning and bed making and meals were available in the Isobar downstairs. It has easy access to huge amounts of green space, with Hampstead Heath to the north, and Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park to the south. Our Vacant Management service involves overseeing unoccupied properties, ensuring their security and maintaining their condition to prevent deterioration and potential risks. Celebrated residents included: Bauhaus émigrés Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and László Moholy-Nagy; architects Egon Riss and Arthur Korn; Agatha Christie (between 1941 and 1947) and her husband Max Mallowan, art historian Adrian Stokes, the author Nicholas Monsarrat, the archaeologist V.Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover. Apartment 59 at Belle Vue, Hampstead, is a superb two bedroom apartment situated on the 8th floor with two private balconies. In 1969, the building was sold to the New Statesman magazine, and the Isobar was converted into flats. The first manager was Tommy Layton, later of Layton's Wine Merchants, who was succeeded by the chef, Philip Harben, famous later as the first BBC television chef. A number of Isokon residents were later identified as Soviet agents and in the 1930s and Cold War period the building was subject to surveillance by the British security services [3] In the mid-1930s Flat 7 was occupied by Dr Arnold Deutsch, [4] the NKVD agent who recruited the Cambridge Five.

Completed in 1934 this was a determined attempt to re-cast architecture in the light of the new realities of domestic life and urban living that had emerged since the Great War, and that had, until then, not been given satisfying form. On the ground floor is a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with feature Aga, a 22’ dining room, utility room, guest cloakroom and extensive storage areas. With the Kuczynskis - probably the most successful family of spies in the history of espionage - in residence, she would have had plenty of material. Strictly necessary cookies allow you to log into your account and view account details without a need to log in again every time you navigate to subsequent page.Countrywide Residential Lettings Limited is an agent and subsidiary of Countrywide Estate Agents Limited, Registered in England Number 00789476, Registered Office: Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN. Today, it is a museum provided by the City of London Corporation for the benefit of London and the nation. This space has windows to two aspects, giving leafy views onto trees and shrubs in the communal garden. Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lawn Road, Camden, London, NW3 2AW.

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lawn Road, Camden, London, NW3 2EN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2021. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. In general, inner-city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees.Apartment 57 at Belle Vue, Hampstead, is a superb two bedroom apartment situated on the 7th floor with a private balcony. All of the "Existenzminimum" flats had very small kitchens as there was a communal kitchen for the preparation of meals, connected to the residential floors via a dumb waiter. Where available, we have linked to detailed online information about the building, such as the Historic England listing description. balcony and two parking spaces** Situated in the modern Redrow development within the ever popular Frenchay, this immaculately presented and spacious two bedroom top floor apartment would .

Lawn Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. The site will not function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. Coates’s utmost mastery of materials, space and form (and this his first complete building) and their synthesis into a distinctive language of architecture make this a real turning point in the development of English modernism. Jack and Molly Pritchard commissioned Wells Coates to design Lawn Road Flats, the first International Style apartment building in Britain.

The building now has a smooth external finish and is the palest tint of pink in colour, as it was originally—not pure white as has been assumed from black and white historical photos.

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