A lateral industrial loft of 2,000 sqft (approx.) in one of Clerkenwell’s early warehouse conversions of the late 90’s. Formerly a shoe factory, this classic example of open plan living is fast becoming a dying breed in the all too familiar ‘cookie cutter’ new build market place. Within this 72 ft long (approx.) east to west facing space, the original character has been preserved by the current owner who bought, as many pioneering loft dwellers did, as a shell and core space. From the 10’6” raw concrete ceilings, original steel doors, exposed aged red brickwork and concrete pillars, this stripped back cleverly designed home is a true example of loft simplicity.
The entrance lobby on the second floor of the building also has access to the bathroom, which is one of the two sub divided areas, the other has a walk in wardrobe/storage room, both separated from the vast space by a stacked concrete wall designed to draw the eye from one end (morning light) to the other (afternoon/evening sunset). The east facing side is currently used as living space and work area with loading doors and Juliette balcony overlooking trees and Compton St. Positioned along from this area is the stainless steel kitchen set against one wall and dining space which leads to the even wider element of this loft towards the current bedroom area. Vertical strip lighting and ceiling/flooring lighting cleverly illuminates the space and specifically shows the variation and texture of the birch-ply panelled floor, brick walls, pillars and concrete. The remodelling options are endless as the entire space acts as a blank canvass for those wanting to redesign to suit personal needs (internal crittall style walls for bedrooms being one idea).
Farringdon station (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines and National Rail) is a 5 minute walk with quick access to the West End and London’s major airports. Angel station is also a short walk to the north (Northern Line). When the Elizabeth line opens Farringdon station will connect with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf (in approximately eight minutes) and three of London’s five airports. Clerkenwell’s selection of well known restaurants and bars is fantastic, with the famous Exmouth Market, Smithfield’s, St Paul’s and the City all being on the doorstep from the building along with The Barbican Centre.
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