Inside Marylebone's 'secret' bungalow:quirky two-bedroom home hidden within the courtyard of a central London apartment block - for sale for £885k

Central London's only bungalow, hidden in the courtyard of an Art Deco apartment block, hits the market for £885,000.

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Homes in the capital don't get much more unique than this secret standalone bungalow in the centre of London. 

The Art Deco home, called The Bailey, is 'hidden' in the courtyard of Dorset House, a Grade-II listed Thirties apartment block in Marylebone.

The unusual two-bedroom property is in the central courtyard of the block's north wing, surrounded and overlooked by the apartments on the upper floors, yet secluded from view by the outer window-less walls.

At the front, floor-to-ceiling windows add light and a wraparound garden provides much-coveted inner-city outdoor space.

The 685sq ft property has recently been refurbished and includes an open-plan kitchen and living room, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a second bedroom/home-office with a shower room. 

The house, a short walk from Marylebone station, Baker Street and Regent's Park, was built at the same time as Dorset House by the same builders, but its original use is a mystery. The apartment block was built with maids' quarters, drivers' rooms and service corridors, so it is possible that the bungalow was used by staff.

“This Art Deco style bungalow is an absolute hidden gem in the heart of Marylebone. It is certainly the only bungalow in central London and is an oasis from the city. Sitting in the light and airy open plan living area there is no noise, while the floor-to-ceiling steel framed windows provide a huge amount of light," says Kay & Co director Paul Sulkin. 

The Bailey is for sale through Kay & Co for £885,000.

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