With an outstanding location in prime Shoreditch, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is situated on the first floor of an impeccable new warehouse conversion by the RIBA Award-winning architects vPPR.
Internal accommodation measures approximately 850 sq ft. The space has been cleverly configured, with a sculptural timber pod in the middle of the plan that contains the main service elements: a kitchen with a serving hatch, a bathroom, a shower room and a storage cupboard. There is also a raised study area. To one side of the pod is a reception room, with wonderful glazed pivoting doors opening on to a communal terrace, and to the other are two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes overlooking Redchurch Street. These bedrooms are linked by a pocket door, so that one could be used as a dressing room if required.
It is one of just eight apartments within the building, which has a discreet and secure entrance on Chance Street. Upon entering, the visitor proceeds through a dramatic elongated open-air courtyard planted with mature birch trees, which acts like an internal street. A lift or a staircase takes you to the first floor, where four flats are accessed from the communal terrace.
The intention is to foster a small community of like-minded owner-occupiers, and as a result no short-term lets are permitted. The apartments are finished to a high standard, with terrazzo floor tiles, lighting by Zumtobel, and built-in Siemens, Neff and Bosch appliances.
Established in 2009 by Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds, vPPR is one of London’s most exciting young architecture practices. As well as being recognised in the RIBA regional awards, vPPR has been shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Award and RIBA Best Emerging London Practice of the year.
The immediate area contains some of London’s best bars, restaurants and high-end retailers, including the Soho House group’s Shoreditch House, and Terence Conran’s Boundary Hotel and Restaurant. First made popular by the Young British Artists, it remains a magnet for creative businesses. Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Columbia Road markets are all within a short walk. Nearby Shoreditch High Street station forms part of the recently extended East London line, and Liverpool Street offers quick access to the London Underground and Stansted Airport. Liverpool Street will also be one of the new Crossrail stations.
Lease: 125 years
Service charge: £3000 per annum
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.
vPPR Architects, are an award-winning London-based practice established in 2009 by Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds. Inspired by art practice and historical precedent we work together with clients and collaborators to develop rigorous architectural concepts, which resolve complex and competing relationships between community, geometry, landscape and economy. We have produced a diverse body of work ranging from housing, cultural, and retail projects in London, New York, China and Russia. Though very different in building type, scale and style, a consistent process is employed in each case that focusses on people: both the client and future users. We aim to strengthen communities, however large or small, through the creation of distinctive and beautiful places, believing that the space between buildings is as important as the buildings themselves. We are driven by the crossover of art and architecture, whether at the scale of a temporary pavilion made of foam or the masterplan of a cultural district in China. We have a high success rate with planning applications and as developers ourselves, we have an acute insight into the relationship between cost and value. In 2014, we were shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award, won a RIBA London Regional Award, and were one of three shortlisted for RIBA Best Emerging London Practice of the year. In 2012, we were shortlisted for Autodesk’s prestigious Young Architect of the Year Award. vPPR is an RIBA chartered practice.