Industrial Space | 2 Bedrooms | Open Plan Reception | River Views
A flawlessly executed, third-floor East London loft apartment of 2200 sq ft showcasing an exquisite interior that unifies decadent design and industrial detailing. Glance to your right as you push through the front door, and the Champagne display wall in the entrance hall sets the tone for the restrained opulence, before drawing you towards the magnificent primary reception room. As well as the entire space being wrapped with time-worn exposed brickwork and warehouse windows, a pair of loading doors front and centre open up to the views of Limekiln Dock, a tidal basin which served the lime industry as far back as the mid 1700s and ultimately gave this area its name.
Summer days with the doors open enjoying the ebb and flow of the Thames lapping at the building below are a joy. Tear yourself away from the watery vista and immerse yourself in a kitchen fit for a commercial enterprise. The sculpted metal countertop with integral gas, induction and grill plates follows the line of chic cabinetry that sits behind it, blending style and practicality in equal measure. Out of sight and sound, the washing machine and tumble dryer are neatly stored away in a hallway cupboard. Steel columns and timber ceiling beams continue the industrial aesthetic as you advance through more living and dining space. A sliding wall closes off a section that could be a huge bedroom, office, guest room or, in its current use, a private gym. Or you could keep the whole thing open for a truly vast reception. Pretty much a third of the apartment is dedicated to an opulent bedroom suite.
The dark, rich colours and materials of a meticulously designed and implemented dressing area sit facing the sleeping area that’s wrapped in warm exposed brickwork. Between them, a set of Crittall-style windows and sliding doors. The dressing room also provides the gateway to an extravagant en-suite with a freestanding oval bath sitting in one corner, and a double shower wet area commanding the opposite. A polished concrete bench houses a pair of countertop circular basins, while a tiled wall fuses seamlessly with the natural tones of the polished floor, and the ceiling with its central timber beam.
Limehouse Wharf is around half a mile from Canary Wharf, with the City around 10 mins by DLR from nearby Westferry. Buses are just a short walk away on Commercial Road. There’s a village like quality to Narrow Street, and it’s incredibly quiet considering the proximity to some of London’s highly prized destinations for working and socialising. If you’re looking for a laidback spot on the doorstep, stroll a few yards past rows of beautiful industrial conversions to The Grapes, a London landmark pub on the banks of the Thames which dates back 500 years. The Thames Path takes a route primarily along the river from here via Wapping. Alongside more restaurants and coffee shops, here us where you’ll discover The Prospect of Whitby, another hugely historic London pub full of atmosphere. Further still along the path you reach the wonderful St Katharine Docks, with its bustling marina scene basking in the shadow of Tower Bridge.