Mr Clarke says :
The attention to detail and the quality of the home are exceptional.
A brilliant reinterpretation of a classic Victorian terraced house in the Jesus Hospital Conservation Area. The property has been transformed into a wonderfully light and spacious family home.
Nestled behind Columbia Road in one of East London’s most dynamic districts, this house has been entirely re-thought by Architecture for London - a practice known for their transformative reworking of period properties. On the ground floor there is an expansive, split level living/ dining/ kitchen space with a glass ceiling extension and large sliding glazed doors. The polished concrete floor flows outside and connects to an attractive garden. The kitchen is the beating heart of this home - its bespoke cabinets were designed by the architect and built by a local craftsman, the soft colour palate, the use of tactile materials and high quality kitchen equipment make this a space for the modern home cook.
Upstairs you find the three bedrooms, hallway and bathroom, all of which are double height spaces where the original ceilings have been opened up, creating interestingly proportioned and voluminous spaces. The family bathroom has a glazed ceiling allowing you to gaze into the sky while soaking after a long day.
The house is our idea of perfection - large, light and stylish living space, located in a great part of London.
Mrs Clarke says :
Being able to see the sky whilst having a bath is magical!
The living room has a wood burning stove to snuggle up in front of, and underfloor heating makes this a very homely and comfortable place to live. There is also a useful shower room and a WC on the ground level.
Storage is a key consideration when buying a home and this property boasts ample space for even the largest shoe collection. Clever solutions have been incorporated into the design of the interior wherever possible.
The landscaped garden has been thoughtfully designed for sitting out and relaxing in - lazy weekend BBQ’s, or quiet after-work drinks. We love how effortlessly the outside is connected to the interior by the huge glazed doors.
- Style : Reinvented Victorian terrace house.
- Lifestyle : Stylish modern urban life.
- Three words : Simplicity. Space. Light.
Our favourite part
The sense of light and space as you enter the living space from the entrance hallway.
A creative cluster of artistic community
"I love it for its chaotic, noisy, boisterous nature; a place were people come to party and blow off steam".
Carl Turner, Architect & Founding Director of Turner Works
Bethnal Green is one of the most archetypal East End neighbourhoods - a place where cutting edge contemporary architecture sits beside historic Georgian ruins; a fashionable hot spot where avant-garde cuisine, the humble café and little restaurants serving delicious food from across the globe sit side by side; it is bold and urban yet is also friendly and relaxed.
Transport links are amazing, the schools are good and the nightlife is enticing.
Jesus Green is a wonderfully well preserved estate of workers houses dating back to the 1860’s, abutting Columbia Road (with its famous Sunday flower market). Jesus Green refers to the pretty little park at its centre, surrounded by picturesque terraced homes.
Some of East London’s most prized gems are within walking distance - the aforementioned Columbia Road, Broadway Market - with its incredible mix of restaurants and independent shops, and the open spaces of London Fields (think wild flower meadows and its famous Lido) and Victoria Park.
Mr Clarke loves the restaurant scene in this part of town - there are some of the best neighbourhood eateries in London within walking distance. Mrs Clarke loves the relaxed and friendly village vibe.
The Royal Oak, The Well & Bucket are local staples, and the Star of Bethnal Green is one for those who prefer their pubs a little, well, more ravey…
An amazing archetypal East End neighbourhood
- Closest village/town: Eclectic Bethnal Green has everything you need, but the rest of London is on your doorstep!
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: The independent shops are a must see; antique furniture, interior decor, florists, coffee spots
- Pubs: A great variety of vibes and pubs nearby
- Walks: A lovely Sunday stroll by the canal side tops off the weekend
- A reimagined and extended 3 bedroom terrace house in the heart of Bethnal Green.
- The house comprises -- entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, living room with fireplace and wood burning stove, open plan kitchen/ dining room, shower room, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
- Outside there is a lawned garden to the rear of the house (north east facing) and concrete patio.
- Reception room -- 22'11 x 11'2 (6.98m x 3.40m) with Douglas fir floorboards, wood burning stove and double glazed sash windows.
- Open plan Kitchen/ dining room - 18'4 x 14'7 (5.58m x 4.45m) with polished concrete floor (with underfloor heating), floor to ceiling sliding glazed doors to the garden, partially glazed ceiling, bespoke kitchen units and island, Corian work tops, Bosch appliances.
- Downstairs shower room with sink and W.C.
- First floor -- Master Bedroom - 14'9 x 11'4 (4.50m x 3.44m) - exposed chimney breast, two double glazed windows to the front of the house, fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes and dressing table, Douglas fir floorboards, roof light with electric black-out blind.
- Bedroom 2 -- 11'2 x 9'7 (3.39m x 2.92m) - double glazed sash window to rear, Douglas fir floorboards.
- Bedroom 3 -- 10'1 x 8.4 (3.08m x 2.55m) - double glazed window to rear, Douglas fir floorboards.
- Bathroom with bath and shower over, sink, heated towel rail and glass ceiling.
- Services -- all mains services are believed to be connected to the property, including gas.
- Tenure - Freehold.
- Local Authority - Tower Hamlets