This beautifully appointed penthouse was designed by Douglas & King architects in 2011 and built out by the current owners with meticulous attention to detail. Nestled between the quiet streets of the South Shoreditch Conservation area and surrounded by stunning city sky-scape views, with its fully planted wrap around terrace, it manages to feel like an oasis of calm within The City.
The architect's brief was to build a modernist house, with the high ceilings and generous proportions of a Georgian property. The client's vision was for access to the terrace and the views to be available from all of the main rooms and the resulting build delivers on the mandate.
The use of glass throughout the build has created a unique environment with an abundance of natural light. The sympathetic use of natural materials and an emphasis on horizontal lines in its design, creates a calming space incongruous to the centrality of its location. The expert planting of the roof terrace and garden shields both the external and internal areas from direct view.
On entering the apartment, you come into a wonderfully wide hallway which makes an immediate impact with its high ceilings and large rooflight with weather sensor blind. The main living space has three distinct zones; dining area, living area and garden room featuring an additional rooflight and sliding doors leading out onto the westerly facing section of the terrace.
The kitchen is open plan to the main living space but can be closed off if desired with a sliding door. There are bespoke, two tone, stainless steel units and integrated appliances. The Tadelakt polished plaster splash back contrasts the stainless-steel worktop beautifully.
Access to the southerly facing terrace is via a full wall of glass sliding doors, allowing you to close The City out or allow the outside in. The large dining area can be transformed into an alfresco space extending the main living room by opening the doors. This section of the terrace garden is finished with granite pavers, the views are stunning yet privacy is achieved through mature panting and foliage.
To the rear and westerly end of the penthouse are two double bedrooms, with air conditioning, a large utility room and a guest bathroom. Both bedrooms have direct access onto the decked terrace, while the master bedroom is adjoined by a large en-suite, finished with porcelain tiles and designer fittings.
Ceiling heights are 2.8 metres and the combined size of all of the terraces and demised roof space is approximately 1500 sq ft. There is zonal underfloor heating, supported by a solor panel and you will find Fir solid timber flooring throughout.
This penthouse is situated on the 4th floor and is accessed via its own lobby. There is a secure entry phone system and lift as well as private CCTV. Completed in 2013 to exacting standards the full construction specification, and professional details are available on request.
In the South Shoreditch Conservation area this penthouse is nestled in the foothills of The City of London between Shoreditch central and The City. A short walk to Spitifields and Liverpool Street, as well as Old Street and Shoreditch High Street for transport. You have access to the vibrant area of Shoreditch with its award winning eateries, restaurants, cafés and night spots. Yet this penthouse is situated within a predominantly commercial enclave of buildings, away from the main thoroughfares.
The sale includes a private gated parking space within the development as well as a storage cupboard on the landing below the apartment, ideal for storing luggage, ski equipment, etc