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For sale: Two-bedroom penthouse maisonette in 1970s-designed Barbican, London EC2

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Fancy some city living with a midcentury twist? Well, if you have the money to spare, you can secure yourself this two-bedroom penthouse maisonette in 1970s-designed Barbican, London EC2.

It's arranged over the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of Bunyan Court, on the north side of a development that was finally completed in 1972 to a design by architects Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. The site was Grade II listed in 2001 in recognition of its architectural significance and still looks striking today.

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This particular property still has that 'period' feel running through it, especially with the original teak staircase running through its core, while the double-aspect of the flat offers views to the north and south. Other notable features include a barrel-vaulted ceiling and access to a private terrace in the master bedroom, plus further balconies located off the reception room and the kitchen on the middle floor, not to mention the original Barbican bathroom suite. Some modernisation has taken place though, including a bespoke modern kitchen by the design company Roundhouse.

Lots of images on the estate agent's website if you want to see more, with an asking price of £680,000 should you fancy it. There's a viewing day on saturday 23rd October.

Find out more at the Modern House website