2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | Small Conservatory
Arguably one of the foremost destinations for grown-up City Fringe dwellers – and one that’s genuinely family-friendly with an eclectic mix of creatives who make up the bulk of the demographic – this urban village of Victorian cottages has both Jesus Green and the world-renowned Columbia Road market as a backdrop and sits just minutes by foot from Shoreditch, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Spitalfields.
The uniformed exterior of the Victorian houses applies here due to its conservation status with the local area but that’s exactly what gives it such broad appeal. No one house is ever the same once you’re inside. Anything from cool traditional to uber contemporary.
In the case of this 1000 sq. ft period piece on Quilter Street it’s a two double bedrooms, open plan living space kind of set up. This includes a garden room off the kitchen as well. The large opened up reception room houses designated areas for the living and dining area embracing a laid-back rustic look including period sash windows, bare boarded floors and whitewashed walls that all work rather well. Pick you way through to the neat kitchen with wood counter tops and steel look cabinetry and on to the final room before you hit the secluded outside space, a glazed garden room perfect for semi-alfresco entertaining or simply as a bright home office space. The two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs all continue that rustic chic look. The main double at the front of the house, second in the middle whilst the large bathroom sits at the rear of the house.
Sundays are never dull with the vibrant flower market just yards from the front door, not to mention the scattering of artisan shops, The Oak pub, and the fabulous flat whites at the Pavilion bakery. But venture further afield and you’re met with an array of fiercely independent bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants catering for the cool crowds who frequent these parts throughout the week and in to the weekend.
Whilst walking and cycling are quite rightly de rigour in this thriving community these days, if you do need to pick up public transport you can enjoy the best of London has to offer. Buses galore on Hackney Road for starters or head to Old Street for the Northern Line. In around the same time on foot, you also have the London Overground at Shoreditch High Street or just a touch further, Liverpool Street station is a superb hub hosting the Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines along with national rail services and the new Elizabeth Line.