A four storey freehold Victorian Warehouse, on a quiet street close to Brick Lane. Hidden down a quiet side road, just behind Brick Lane and Redchurch Street, is this incredible and highly desirable four storey Victorian warehouse, dating from 1906.
Originally a furniture warehouse it has been comfortably adapted into a residential home making sure to retain that quintessential warehouse feel.
With the help of architects, the house has been configured to suit the needs of the current owners without compromising any of the industrial detail.
The ground floor is a fabulous sitting room/library, with a secret study/occasional bedroom tucked off to the rear. You can choose to open the space up for entertaining or alternatively have a smaller area that could be entirely private. The wood burning stove provides an intimacy and focus to the large open space.
Throughout the house, a beautiful glass and oak stain staircase sits alongside a passenger lift, yet neither feel like they dominate any of the rooms.
On the first floor, there is a country style open-plan kitchen with large dining area. The kitchen is practical, yet in keeping with the industrial feel. A Rayburn sits in the old chimney breast, there is a small, insulated, pantry off to the side and plenty of storage.
With all the original features intact - wooden floorboards, large sash windows, white-washed brickwork, exposed beams and the old loading door, not to mention the original fire buckets, it is impossible to forget you are in a former industrial space.
Set to the very top of the house is a large double bedroom with ensuite wet room. Again, there is a plenty of storage space, both under the eaves and within disused chimney breasts. From the ensuite, a roof ladder leads to the flat roof - which has the potential to be developed into a sun terrace should the new owner want (subject to planning).
The previous artist studio on the lower ground, has been converted by the current owner into a recording space and has been sound proofed and rigged for sound. There is a further bedroom and ensuite shower room to the rear with natural light, currently used as a storeroom. Inset into the floor there is a speaker unit, which hides a spiral staircase winding approximately 10ft below the floor line which was previously a wine cellar with a 2200 bottle capacity. (Photos can be provided)
Gibraltar Walk is just off Bethnal Green Road, north of Brick Lane and behind Arnold Circus. It is perfect for someone wanting to be within seconds of the best bars, restaurants and boutiques of Shoreditch (Shoreditch House, Ace Hotel, The Boundary are all less than 5 mins away), but with the bonus of being able to retreat from the commotion.
There really are very few authentic live/work warehouses of such quality.