Among the rows of eclectic property that peppers the streets of Camberwell, South East London sits Hopewell Yard. Hidden behind its gated entrance, a former Victorian omnibus station now houses a magnificent, three bedroom loft space over the upper two levels of this 1990 renovated building.
The dramatic interior, however, is courtesy of a more recent collaboration between the current owner and Space Group Architects. Around 2000 sq ft of purist industrial styling is wrapped inside exposed brickwork and extensive polished concrete floors.
The primary floor level is a flowing and functional expanse where every square foot of space is put to good use. The kitchen area goes big on stainless steel including a stylish breakfast bar and base units, paired with a contrasting bank of wall cupboards housing twin Neff ovens. There's also a useful utility space.
With the huge amount of available room to play with, you can change the position of the living and dining zones on a whim to reflect your prevailing mood.
At the opposite end of the apartment are two sizeable bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room) and a family bathroom. All of it, as you might imagine, is designed and refined in superb fashion.
Crowning the entire living space, a huge vaulted roof area houses not the just the third bedroom, but also an open mezzanine that connects to a gorgeous and glass encased private roof top terrace that's a real sun trap. The roof itself is packed with skylights with light pouring onto the beautiful, warm timber trusses and exposed steel beams with their muted colour palette.
To the front of the building, the apartment has an allocated parking space in the central courtyard.
If work takes you into central London, Denmark Hill station is around 15 minutes on foot and offers exceptional connections. The Overground heads north via Shoreditch High Street for the City Fringe and Square Mile, and west to Clapham Junction; Thameslink drops you at Blackfriars, and Southeastern trains run to Victoria.
You'll also find plenty of buses more or less on the doorstep with routes to Oval, Elephant & Castle, Peckham Rye and many more.
Heading out in the neighbourhood? Camberwell has a huge and fun variety of coffee shops, bars and restaurants for meeting up with friends. The Camberwell Arms is a must along with Forza Win but other local favourites include Fowlds Cafe for artisan coffees, toasties and pastries on lovely Addington Square, or the excellent Stormbird pub on Camberwell Church Street for an honest evening beer and global craft ales. Finally, don't miss beautiful Burgess Park and lake, less than 10 minutes walk and a wonderful way to spend a lazy day.
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