This bijou second-floor apartment is in a sought-after location in one of Hackney’s most characterful warehouse conversions. The building was formally a clothing factory, built a hundred years ago and set between the green spaces of London Fields and Victoria Park. It’s also just moments from vibrant Broadway Market. This apartment has been modernised by the wonderful Up Architects and is a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of East London.
Take a Look
Recent renovations to the Art Deco building include replacement windows and a fresh paint job, so it cuts a handsome figure from the street. Inside the one to two-bedroom flat, the first impression is equally as striking. You’re greeted with a soaring four meter double-height ceiling in the living area. It’s this, that gives the space a real sense of drama. Plus the enormous factory-style windows which also flood the room with light and frame a leafy view over the trees outside.
All of the rooms are east-facing, so you can imagine mornings would be a wonderful time to be up and about. Think of your first coffee enjoying the sun casting a glow across the walls. Clever remodelling by Up Architects has created a series of interesting vistas and moments of interest throughout the flat. Details such as interior windows in the entrance, staircase and mezzanine bedroom. These cut-outs are aesthetically pleasing but also improve the flow of natural light and better connect each of the spaces.
The kitchen perfectly complements the overall industrial feel of the flat. It has stylish concrete work surfaces echoing the concrete ceilings. And the designers have deliberately eschewed the more obvious choice of a clinical white kitchen with polished wood. The orange tone and beautiful grain of the cupboard fronts ensures the space feels warm and inviting.
The bathroom is also industrial looking and has an exposed concrete feature wall and metro tiles throughout for a clean and smart look. The large walk-in shower also has a hidden bathtub underneath the slatted shower floor. Ingenious.
Upstairs on the mezzanine-level, there’s a separate walk-in wardrobe and a comfortable, well designed master bedroom. The exposed concrete ceiling is a stylish feature and plays upon the building’s industrial past. Plus the placement of the window in this room means you can sit in bed and watch the sun rise over the surrounding trees and rooftops. It’s a cosy and quirky room – an unconventional shape and size but all the lovelier for it.
This apartment was recently on sale via Aucoot. It’s been snapped up of course and is now under offer, but you can still see it and other stunning properties on their website.