A magnificently proportioned, one-bedroom apartment of 920 sq ft occupying the entire first floor of a converted fabric warehouse in Shoreditch, East London.
Built around 1880, the handsome standalone brick building is set back from Queensbridge Road, close to the junction of Hackney Road. It’s a beautifully preserved piece of Industrial architecture that now houses just four voluminuous apartments.
From the street entrance, a solid concrete communal stairwell ascends to every level. At the first floor, push through into the apartment’s long hall from where each room leads off left and right in an orderly distribution.
There’s a rawness about the interior that means you can move in and live very comfortably while planning your own interior design path in your own time.
First up is the generous double bedroom with high ceilings and big, dual sashes facing the front. White painted brickwork on one side faces an entire bank of fitted wardrobes opposite.
Back in the hallway, head into the sizeable kitchen and adjacent bathroom, both with natural light filtering through rear facing windows.
At the end of the hall you reach the showpiece living room, taking up nearly half of the apartment. At 29ft long and covering almost 500 sq ft, it’s an expansive and inviting space with large sash windows at each end. As the light pours in, it creates a warm hue across the mellow Mid-Century style flooring and even more white-washed brickwork. The art currently on display highlights the available wall space for displaying decent-size canvases.
Despite its close quarters to Hackney Road & Queensbridge Road, the building’s set-back position surrounded by Georgian stock shields you from the hustle and bustle. Not that hustle and bustle are a bad thing, and within 10 minutes of walking in any direction you’ll find yourself in some of London’s best hangouts and globally recognised destinations.
If the mood takes you, Morito and Sager + Wilde are both just around the corner and next door to each other, providing an entire Saturday afternoon and evening of gastronomic indulgence, perhaps after trawling Broadway Market in the morning. Sundays are a wonderful time to wander the markets of Columbia Road, Brick Lane and Spitalfields.
And we’ve only just scratched the surface – exploring this creative and vibrant part of London is what makes living here such a pleasure.
Transport is about as good as it gets. You can walk to Hoxton Overground station on nearby Cremer Street in five minutes, or to Shoreditch High Street in ten. A twenty minute stroll will land you in the heart of the City at Liverpool Street, or at Old Street for the Northern Line.
Buses are plentiful, with the 149 taking you to London Bridge and the 55 heads to Oxford Street. You can also pick up the 26 and head to Victoria.