1 bedroom | 1 bathroom | 1 reception
An interior designed urban loft in the heart of Southwark, located on the third floor of a late Victorian warehouse, with original Crittall windows and a wonderful flowing living space.
Designer Ilse Crawford & architect Vincent Van Duysen are responsible for curating this magnificent design. Working with the warehouse footprint, every window has been factored into the design to ensure abundant natural light flows throughout the day, from east to west.
This is a one-of-a-kind cleverly crafted warehouse, separated into distinct living, eating and sleeping areas, without losing the open-plan nature of warehouse apartments that makes them so desirable. The entrance hallway is separated from the main space through subtle cupboard doors… you would never know it was there!
There are floor to ceiling cupboards that make up one side of the apartment which literally keep the W/C, entrance hallway, kitchen, and ample storage, literally hidden behind closed doors. Bookcases and shelving fill up the space along the south facing aspect between the windows, which is a hugely unique feature of this loft.
At the western end of the loft, huge cargo-loading doors open up to a Juliette balcony that overlooks Great Guildford Street. Translucent glass has been sensitively placed at eye level to ensure no-one can see up or through. The kitchen weaves around a grand central island at this end, and is wonderfully finished in Zellige tiles. There is also plentiful storage, a Belfast sink and integrated dishwasher. A concealable cooking area is recessed into the adjacent wall with gas range cooker and electric oven. An integrated fridge-freezer is again cleverly kept out of sight, behind cupboard doors.
A separate study or guest sleeping area is situated adjacent to the kitchen, with hinged doors that can close off the space for privacy.
The living area is defined by two iron pillars, part of the original Victorian design and integral to the warehouse lifestyle, and is workable to however you like to live. A hammock currently floats between the posts, so anything is possible!
The bedroom is situated at the eastern end, divided from the living area by a huge bookcase which acts as a subtle break in the space, and as a backdrop for the bed itself. Curtain rails have already been installed into the ceiling, so if required, curtains could be re-instated for complete independence.
Tucked into the far corner of the loft, an ensuite bathroom has been finished with a deep bathtub, walk-in steam room & shower and his & her wash basins. There is a door that slides out to close the bathroom off from the bedroom, if so desired, and the washer / dryer have also been plumbed in here, sensibly kept out of the way from the living space.
The entire property has been arranged sensitively in favour of natural light at all different times of day, with dimmer switches at opposite ends of the property controlling different ceiling lights throughout the loft.
41 Great Guildford Street is a fantastically kept Victorian warehouse, formerly the works of Illingworth and Ingham, who were suppliers of furniture to London schools and offices, and is part of the Union Street conversation area. This is the traditional heart of the old ‘Borough, now inextricably linked with the most highly respected, international food scene in London.
Borough Market is a short 5 minute walk towards London Bridge, which needs no introduction. Bermondsey Street is under a 10 minute stroll, and is home to an established but ever-changing list of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The Southbank, one of the best city riverside walks in the world, is up the road and takes in the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe & White Cube, to name a few. The City of London is also under 20 minutes walk away.
Borough station is under 5 minutes walk away and connects directly with the Northern Line, useful for the city. Southwark station is a similar distance away and links with the Jubilee Line, providing a great connection to Canary Wharf, Westminster and Bond Street for the Elizabeth Line. London Bridge mainline rail and underground is under 10 minutes away and provides Northern, Jubilee and National Rail services to the entire south east of England.
Service charges include buildings insurance, freeholders’ administration or management charges, repairs to shared areas and the outside of the building, and CCTV.