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For sale: Benson & Forsyth-designed 1970s Mansfield Road scheme maisonette near Hampstead Heath, London


You don’t get much local authority housing built these days. And if it does get built, it’s rarely of much architectural merit. Oh to be back in the 1960s and 70s, with developments like Balfron Tower and something quite opposite but just as interesting –  the Mansfield Road scheme.

Described as ‘among the most elegant and expensive local-authority housing ever built’ and located close to Hampstead Heath, the development features this two-bedroom maisonette with roof terrace, which is now on the market.

It’s an unusual split-level home, with conservatory-style sloped
glazing and those two bedrooms, a kitchen, a south-facing reception
room, bathroom and access to the roof terrace from one of the bedrooms.

Architects Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth moved on from social housing
in the Camden borough, designing the likes of the Museum of Scotland in
Edinburgh and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. Which is
probably good to name-drop should you buy this property, currently on
the market for £375,000.

Find out more and see more images at The Modern House website

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