Architect: Brinkworth

Fashion Street
London E1


Behind the modest Victorian façade of this Spitalfields townhouse is an extraordinary modern living space of almost 3,000 sq ft. It was converted for an artist by the renowned design consultancy Brinkworth, who have reconfigured and extended the house to maximise the natural light and create dynamic open-plan spaces.

The house is entered at street level through a partially glazed front, a feature from its commercial past, into a hallway with floor-to-ceiling store cupboards. Passing a large studio / bedroom on the left, the hallway opens onto an impressive reception space with a striking polished-concrete floor and panelled walls that are partly clad in a rich Iroko. A double-height section invites light from the galleried garden room above.

The open kitchen and dining space are on the first floor, accessed by the first of several original concrete staircases with wrought-iron banisters. A half level below the first floor is a glazed garden room, added as a second phase extension eight years after the initial design, with beautifully crafted wooden steps that lead to the secluded and verdant terraced garden.

The second floor has two bedrooms, one of which has a windowed ‘cockpit’ designed for the owners’ children that looks out over the garden. The entire third floor is given over to an impressive double-height master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, with a mezzanine level accessed by a spiral staircase.

The basement has a laundry room and a large single space currently configured as a workshop and store room.

Fashion Street is one of the most sought-after streets in Spitalfields, within walking distance of the City. The shops, galleries and restaurants of Shoreditch, and the markets of Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Columbia Road, are all within easy reach. The stations of Liverpool Street (Circle, Metropolitan, Central lines and National Rail), Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City lines) and Shoreditch High Street (Overground) are a short walk away.

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.

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Brinkworth is a London-based design consultancy working across a range of disciplines including architecture, interior and brand design. Established in 1990, the company has worked with an extensive range of clients across various industry sectors, producing a diverse and international portfolio of work. Residential works include the conversion of a vast water reservoir in Kent for the artist Dinos Chapman and his family. The raw industrial shell was transformed into a peaceful retreat with five bedrooms, a swimming pool and studio space all set within the existing concrete structure.


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