Clifton Mansions has its origins deep within the heart of Brixton’s cultural, entertainment and music scene having originally been built in 1896 as housing for workers at the nearby Brixton Theatre (now the Ritzy Cinema).
The four-storey residential property is also renowned for being squatted in from the early 1990's housing a diverse community of squatters including celebs. such as Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and folk-punk band The Pogues.
Property Type C3 and A1/A2
Lexadon took on the property in April 2012 carrying out substantial refurbishment to the building comprising 22 self-contained apartments with 4 commercial units at ground level. Although the apartments have been completely modernised and fitted with ultra-modern high-specification kitchens and bathrooms as well as balconies and balustrades, many of the building’s original features have been retained, including the red brick exterior, communal courtyard, internal brick fire places and the sash windows. The apartments are built around the original courtyard with gated access provided via Coldharbour Lane.
Location of property
Everything is on your doorstep at Clifton Mansions with the property being located just a few minutes’ walk from Brixton’s mainline (Southeastern) and underground stations (Victoria Line) and just a stone’s throw from Brixton Village with its vibrant market, street stalls and covered arcades offering food, fashion and homeware. In fact, many of Brixton's trendy bars and restaurants are within walking distance while the Ritzy Cinema and Café is just down the road. Furthermore, the popular Brockwell Park – a 19th-century park with flower gardens, historic buildings, playgrounds and sports facilities including BMX track and famous Lido offering open air swimming throughout the year – is just a few minutes’ drive away.