Super-rare Barbican penthouse hits the market

One of only nine “true” penthouses in the iconic Barbican Estate has come up for sale, and it’s being billed as “probably one of the most sought after penthouses in London”.

Considered the finest achievement of Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, the giant Brutalist scheme in EC2 was Grade II listed in 2001 in recognition of its “extraordinary contribution to London’s urban landscape”.

Completed in 1971 and sprawling across 35 acres, this is one of the most architecturally important corners of PCL, and the top floors of the three main towers remain super-sought after – not least because of the views. Once the tallest resi structures in London, the trio of Barbican towers – Cromwell, Lauderdale and Shakespeare – were only usurped in 2009 (by Ballymore’s Pan Peninsula development on the Isle of Dogs).

This particular triplex, occupying the 39th 40th and 41st floors of Lauderdale, is right in the middle of the Estate and packs three terraces plus a top floor conservatory.

Inside, there’s just shy of 2,500 square feet of space, configured as a huge reception area and three or four bedrooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows taking in uninterrupted vistas of The Gherkin, The Shard, The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie, Tower 42 and Canary Wharf.

Clerkenwell agency Hamilton Brooks has bagged the instruction and priced it at £3.95m.

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