Mr Clarke thinks :
More than meets the eye. Unassuming from the street, the home opens up as soon as you step inside. But more than that, it has incredible potential for a refurbishment scheme by one of London's most forward thinking architects, Sanchez Benton.
Once a post office, this three bedroom house is now a large "loft" style home. History is exposed and celebrated throughout the property, but it is the future that gives us as much excitement. Sanchez Benton Architects have re-imagined the home and gained planning permission to add a third level, create a roof terrace and configure the spaces to make this a truly spectacular house.
From the front, this property has a quiet and unassuming facade, but when you open the front door you discover a stylish, industrial inspired, spacious home. Once a post office, it is now a large three bedroom home with open-plan living/dining space. There is a double garage currently used as a studio, private patio, an amazing 1970's kitchen and a luxurious bathroom with roll top tub. The large, open-plan space and vast metal-framed windows give this home a warehouse vibe, but the clever zoning, soft colour palette and wooden flooring give a warmth and homely feel.
The current owners are a young family who love the sociable living space and the being able to connect with each other whilst doing their own thing. The interconnecting bedrooms, spare bedroom and large bathroom suit them perfectly. But this home is so flexible to provide a variety of discerning owners with the room to live, work and play.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The industrial beauty of the existing home - I'd be very happy living in this home exactly how it is.
From the entrance porch you come into a large open-plan space, well-zoned with living, eating and cooking in mind. The windows flood the room with natural light and frames the patio garden. A double garage is accessed from the kitchen. We adore the wonderful patterned tiles in the kitchen and the free standing units, which are simple and stylishly rustic.
Upstairs you find three bedrooms and the bathroom. To the front of the house are two interconnecting bedrooms - the main has access to the balcony, and both have exposed wooden floors and large windows. The third bedroom faces the rear of the house and has a wall of fitted storage. The bathroom has reeded glass windows, industrial fixtures and a luxuriant roll top bath.
- Three words : Industrial. Spacious. Potential.
Our favourite part
The hustle and bustle at its best
To remember your location and bask in the glory of all that Hackney has to offer, just a few steps outside your door puts you en route to London Fields and Victoria Park. You’re close by to Well Street and Broadway Market. For the mini humans, there are an abundance of great schools, three of which have outstanding OFSTED ratings. Just five minutes walk to an overground station and only a couple more to Hackney Central, you’re in a great spot for connecting to central London but can also enjoy the quiet nature of this area, with a lovely quiet cycle route close by.
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.
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.
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.
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
- The house has planning permission to renovate the house to a scheme by Sanchez Benton Architects.
- Open-plan living and dining space
- Three bedrooms
- Double Garage
- Patio garden
- Kitchen - Wonderful patterned tiles, free standing units - simple and stylishly rustic
- Raw waxed plaster, amazing kitchen from 1970's, exposed wooden flooring, metal framed windows.
- Services - gas and electric
- Council Tax band - D
- Air quality - 2