Mr Clarke thinks :
The quiet cobbled mews feels private, but you are on the doorstep of Hackney. Best of both worlds.
Sitting quietly on a charming cobbled mews, a short walk from the heart of Dalston, this warehouse has been beautifully renovated into a three/four bedroom house. The commodious proportions of the Victorian industrial building have been embraced to create a series of contemporary living, sleeping and working spaces that are filled with light resulting in an ethereal atmosphere. There is a private terrace and a balcony off the second floor from where you can soak up the peace and quiet within one of the most buzzing parts of London.
Atlas Mews is a secluded gated street, engendering a quiet sense of retreat in this much-loved corner of east London. Built circa 1905, the mews has a history of light industrial use. Its buildings have been thoughtfully restored by resident artists and creatives since the 1980s, retaining and restoring the original character of the buildings and fostering a warm sense of community while doing so. The house is positioned for the best of East London, with the green spaces of Hackney Downs, London Fields and Clissold Park all close by.
The interior plan is arranged over three levels, connected with a striking staircase. The ground floor is currently being used as a separate studio apartment with a huge bedroom/living space, an adjacent kitchenette and bathroom. There is also a wonderful courtyard off this floor that provides an effortless connection to the outside and the house's parking spaces.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The industrial vibes and the vast interior.
The first floor is simply arranged with a fitted kitchen with integrated appliances that runs along one length of the room and a huge living space. The decor is sensitive to the original building and the vast proportions create a sense of calm. Warm-hued original floorboards run underfoot and the white painted brickwork is a nod to the industrial past. The wide windows, that face east and west, capture the morning and evening light.
On the second floor there are two bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows, a bathroom and a balcony. This level of the house is peaceful and perfect for relaxing and sleeping and there is also a mezzanine floor with an additional bedroom.
Atlas Mews lies just off Dalston Lane and is a short walk from Dalston Junction and Hackney Central station, for services to Highbury & Islington, Shoreditch High Street and Canada Water on the East London Overground Line. Regular services run from Hackney Downs station to Liverpool Street.
- Three words : Industrial. Warehouse. Hackney.
Our favourite part
We love the lifestyle that Atlas Mews encourages.
The hustle and bustle at its best
Hackney has one of the most diverse populations in the whole of England, and this fusion of cultures and cuisines, alongside it's signature ‘hipster’ status has resulted in the borough becoming London’s most exciting and eclectic place to eat and drink.
It’s impossible to get bored in East London's Hackney and that is why we think it is one of the best places to live in the capital. Whether you are a family with kids or just a big kid, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Let's start with food - the only place to start. Hackney is a food Mecca in our eyes. Morito is a classic, My Neighbours the Dumplings is as great as it's name, Sager + Wild is romantic and Bistroteque is an institution.
Saturday is the day to head to Broadway Market for a wander, some food (more food) and catch up with pals. If you are a market fan then Columbia Road, Brick Lane and the less well known Netil market are close.
Local Life in Hackney
- Supermarket: Broadway market is super. But there’s a 24 hour Tesco with parking near Hackney Central, a Marks & Spencer on Mare Street and a Lidl on Well Street.
- Pubs: from the Windsor Castle to the Kenton, there's no shortage of places to go for a pint of real ale or a roast dinner.
- Walks: Jump on a bike instead and tootle down the canal
- Local Authority - Hackney