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1, Colville Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5195 / 51°31'10"N

Longitude: -0.1345 / 0°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 529525

OS Northings: 181719

OS Grid: TQ295817

Mapcode National: GBR F9.YG

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.M27F

Plus Code: 9C3XGV98+R5

Entry Name: 1, Colville Place

Listing Date: 12 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487404

Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, W1T

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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House and gallery, with steps to front. 1964 by Max Neufeld for himself, with art gallery or photographer's studio below available to rent. Brick, with concrete beams to front and rear; the rest of the structure on timber joists spanning existing party walls of property to either side, flat roof. The site is an infill plot, fifteen feet wide. Three storey maisonette over gallery on ground floor and in basement. Maisonette entered via door to side, with spiral stairs to living room and kitchen, bedrooms/office and bathroom, and top-floor master bedroom with roof terrace. Thick timber windows and doors, with sashes to main windows; that to living room placed off-centre to secure maximum light from south-east - it and the narrow window to side are full-height. Sliding glazed timber screen to roof terrace. Front of terrace a concrete beam with opaque wired glass below, and built-in window boxes to either side of paved area. Timber and steel balustrade on street level protects lightwell to basement; natural timber shopfront and door, with door to maisonette to right, both under glazed top lights and set back under concrete beam and entered up two steps. Gallery with straight timber stair to basement, and timber floor on ground floor.

Interior. Spiral stair, the treds set individually off central newel, at rear of site under circular rooflight. Exposed, carefully finished timber floors and smooth natural timber doors in simple unmoulded surrounds throughout. First floor has kitchen with natural timber built-in cupboards and worktops. Living room with built-in bookcase and cupboards the length of one wall, with opaque glass fronts to upper sections. Second floor with built-in cupboards and plan chest to rear bedroom; shelving in front room, all in similar minimal style, as are the fitted wardrobes to master bedroom.

Included as an immaculately detailed, minimal house, a rare example of a modernist infill scheme of sophistication and careful taste. The building cost ¿8,000 to construct.

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