Mr Clarke thinks :
I would make an urban jungle on the roof - imagine the parties we could have!
The Penthouse proudly sits on the top corner of a handsomely beautiful Victorian warehouse, which was thoughtfully converted in the 1990's. Recently this stunning loft has been meticulously reworked by the uncompromising Brinkworth Design, who are responsible for creating some of the most innovative and recognisable residential spaces in the UK. The light that floods the space accentuates the lavish design and careful detailing. There is a cool vibe from the moment you step into this masterpiece of architecture and it is ready for the next chapter of it's story to unfold.
The centrepiece of the loft is the 92 sqm open-plan living space, which flows into the kitchen and dining area. This inspiring space conjures up images of curling up with a book or setting up a canvas. The huge windows create the perfect backdrop for a party where guests can watch the London sun set and enjoy a drink from the terrace.
We love the stylish mix of exposed beams and brick, warm timber floor and bespoke kitchen worthy of the glossiest of interior design magazines. The apartment manages to effortlessly feel minimal yet warm and elegant; meticulously crafted fixtures and fittings are found throughout the property, with industrial radiators and an incredible fireplace.
There are two large bedrooms - with an incredible balcony off the second - a bathroom, a shower room, a utility room. As well as everything above, there is one thing a discerning penthouse owner must have... a big dressing room, from where you can throw together the perfect outfit for the short walk to work in the City or drinks with friends in Islington or Hoxton.
As well as a spacious and stunning interior there is also outside space in the form of an amazing roof terrace. This is no ordinary terrace - it's the perfect space for the urban gardener.
The Penthouse also benefits from a parking bay in the secure underground car park.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The living space; it's vast, well zoned and comfortable.
Plans have been drawn up by Brinkworth to create a structure which could be a bedroom or additional living space up on the roof terrace. Taking reference from the work of modernist Mies Van der Rohe, this could be an exciting opportunity (this is subject to the usual planning restrictions - speak to Christian who can tell you everything about this).
The loft is located off City Road - in-between the districts of Islington, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. Wherever you work or play in London, the transport links are excellent here - with both Angel and Old Street underground stations being a short walk from the property - but we would understand if you want to spend all your time in this beautiful home.
- Three words : Refined. Simplicity. Loft.
Our favourite part
Exposed brick and beams give a nod to the building's historical past.
The beating heart of London
Firmly established as one of London’s prime neighbourhoods, Hoxton is sought out by those who like being in the beating heart of the Capital.
Underwood Row is a quiet street located just off City Road between Islington and Clerkenwell, a short distance from both Angel and Old Street underground stations (Northern Line). It is conveniently placed for access to the City.
Over 500 years its history has been extraordinary. In Tudor times it was a weekend getaway for the rich city burgers, and was later home to Gunpowder Plotters. Later still, in Victorian times it was a residential district favoured by the middle classes.In 2000 Hoxton’s under-the-radar arty period ended when the high-profile White Cube gallery opened on Hoxton Square. Suddenly this overlooked backwater of east London, just three miles from the centre of the capital, became famous as the centre of contemporary art in London.
Living in Hoxton you feel so close to everything London has to offer because of the great transport links on the doorstep. But if you are spending a weekend locally we would take a walk long the canal to Isington and grab breakfast on Camden Passage followed by a walk to Broadway Market. We'd meet friends on Exmouth Market. Sunday would be hot yoga at Fierce Grace balanced with a roast dinner on Columbia Road followed by sitting on the sofa looking out across London at home.
Connected to everywhere
- Open plan living & dining space -- 13.57m x 6.81m (44’7 x 22’4) wooden floors, double glazed windows, glazed doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, fireplace, stairs to roof terrace. Fully fitted kitchen with free standing island, incorporating gas range.
- Bedroom 1 -- 5.42m x 3.52m (17’9 x 11’7) wooden floors, double glazed windows, fitted bedroom furniture.
- Bedroom 2 -- 4.87m x 2.80m (16’0 x 9’2) wooden floors, double glazed window, fitted bedroom furniture, doors opening onto a balcony.
- Dressing Room -- 2.76m x 2m (9’1 x 6’7) a wonderfully large walk in wardrobe
- Bathrooms -- Separate shower, bath, sink, toilet. There is a further Shower Room comprising of a separate shower with glass screen, sink, toilet, fitted storage units.
- Utility room.
- Services - All mains services are believed to be connected to the property including gas.
- Broadband - Superfast wire available.
- Local authority - Borough of Hackney.
- Tenure - Share of Freehold.