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modernist marvel

Designed by Ernő Goldfinger in 1967, Balfron Tower is one of the UK’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture and was awarded a Grade II* listing by English Heritage in 2015. It's now undergoing a complete restoration and refurbishment by award-winning architects Studio Egret West and Ab Rogers Design. The interior is a mix of mid-century and current deign, with terrazzo tiles in the bathroom and dark green and plywood cabinetry in the kitchen.

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GOOD bones

The current owners have completed a stylish renovation, which has maximised volume and light, in this three-bedroom upper and lower ground floor apartment. Located in a period property, close to Ladbroke Grove, it's a short stroll from Portobello Road and the artisan coffee shops, independent shops and cool restaurants and bars.

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factory setting

Fans of New York loft style living will love this one-bedroom, ground floor apartment in a converted factory, with its huge Crittal windows and bare brick walls. Just a short hop from London Fields, you'll be in foodie heaven with Raw Duck, Lardo and E5 Bakehouse among your locals.

 

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escape to the country

Situated onthe longest private river frontage in Rye, this five-bedroom black timber clad house has uninterrupted views across Romney marshes and the sea beyond. Inside it's all reclaimed timber, corrugated steel walls and painted floors, so you could move in and make it your own.

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WE WOOD

Situated opposite one of South London’s best-loved parks, The Rye Apartments is a collection of ten homes built to a forward-thinking design by Tikari Works. With a solid timber structure and warm Spruce cladding throughout, there's a focus on sustainability and low impact construction.

There are two one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedrooms flats and four three-bedroom split-level penthouses arranged between two blocks. Each has its own outside space, either garden, terrace or balcony, from £525k-950k, leasehold.

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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites


A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.