Mr Clarke thinks :
The sun-drenched open plan living.
A very comfortable and stylish home located a short walk from the centre of the Jesus Green Conservation area - an outstandingly well preserved estate of workers houses designed by Henry Robert Abraham in the 1860.The house has been extensively improved by the current owners, who have also added a basement - making it an extremely rare gem in this area of charming, humble houses. The house now has the addition of self-contained living space with en-suite bedroom gaining natural light through an ingenious light well and fire escape. Particular attention has been in making this an inviting and friendly space for family members to relax, work and play, with a surprisingly generous ceiling height throughout and wonderful vintage fixtures and fittingseven a log burner!
Mrs Clarke loves :
The amazing garden in the city. I can't wait to invite my friends over.
Behind the scenes is some robust technology to ensure this space is the perfect environment to live and grow in. The original spaces of the house include a spacious and bright through reception room which opens into the impressive kitchen dining room. There are two double bedrooms upstairs, and a large luxurious bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The rear garden is a space to enjoy relaxing, entertaining and for children to play. The interior is fun and playful - much effort has gone in restoring the fireplaces with appropriate Victorian surrounds, and exposed wooden floorboards, plenty of natural materials and a wonderfully eclectic art collection adorning the walls finish the look of this very handsome and welcoming property. The location is one of Mr and Mrs Clarkes favourite haunts - a short walk from Columbia Road Flower Market, the bars and restaurants of Hackney Road and the hustle and bustle of Bethnal Green Road. This is everything you could wish for from urban life - outstanding neighbourhood eating and drinking establishments, independent shops, brilliant public spaces and excellent transport links. The garden is a space where the owners love of cooking and entertaining is evident.
The young and growing family, and budding entrepreneur in their midst all mange to use the rooms for a variety of functions without compromising the quality of each space.
- Style : Characterful city living.
- Three words : Location. Style. Entertaining.
Our favourite part
The bathroom - with a beautiful roll top bath and a huge skylight... and relax.
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