Designer: Chan & Eayrs
Studio 2, New Cross Lofts
This exceptional studio with B1 commercial use forms part of an elegant contemporary development by designers Chan and Eayrs. Made up of two bespoke loft apartments and two B1 work spaces, the building is clad with a herringbone-brickwork exterior that has a striking presence in the heart of New Cross.
This B1 work space is accessed via a glass-roof communal entrance with concrete staircase and raw-plastered walls. Down a short flight of steps the two B1 units share a small forecourt, with a flower bed along one side and space for a chair or two.
The front door opens onto a generous hall that leads into the main room, a large and light area with a kitchen and plenty of space for a number of desks. The second room is more private, with high fluted windows and an en-suite bathroom.
Each unit has been designed to an exacting standard, with carefully selected natural colours and materials, and lime-washed oak floors. The kitchens are by British Standard (sister company to Plain English), the bathrooms have honed-marble tiles and the walls and windows are painted in Farrow & Ball and Little Green colours. There is underfloor heating throughout.
New Cross is a thriving area of London with a growing cultural profile that has a number of independent restaurants, bars and cafes, and is home to Goldsmiths University specializing in art and design. It is fast becoming one of South London’s most fashionable areas.
The lofts are very well served by public transport, just a 4-minute walk (approximately) to New Cross station and a 6-minute walk (approximately) to New Cross Gate station, with links to Shoreditch (15 minutes approximately) and London Bridge (9 minutes approximately). The A2 provides swift access by road to Kent and the South East.
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.
Chan & Eayrs
Chan + Eayrs avoid the generic and mass produced approach of many property developers and do not operate within a traditional client-engaged architect or interior designer model. Instead their holistic role is simple, they are artists, and their work Haus Couture. “As artists, we search for our subject and canvas (our acquired sites or property), design a vision for them, and then personally shape them into unique works of art. Art for living in. We call our work Haus-Couture: a play on words and association with Haute-Couture. Despite its non-relation to sewing, like Haute Couture our process is a boutique and labour intensive operation. Every step is carefully choreographed, from selecting the site to choosing the antiques. It is a very passionate and personal process. Our hands-on involvement from inception to fruition, is key to the uncompromising integrity of our work.”