Discreetly positioned amongst a traditional Victorian terrace in Shoreditch is this remarkable three-bedroom house designed by RIBA-Award winning architects Threefold. Arranged over four storeys, ‘Fissure House’ demonstrates an innovative reworking of a traditional terraced home, that contains a dramatic series of double and triple-height spaces and external terraces.
Entrance is to a wide hall laid with a heated polished-concrete floor. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom at ground level. To the left of the hall, extending three storeys along the internal flank of the house, is a beautifully crafted ‘fissure’ staircase.
Occupying the first floor is a well-proportioned kitchen and dining space, with full glazing at each end, extending to a double height at the front. The first of three east-facing terraces is accessed from the dining space through sliding doors. The kitchen is carefully customised in black Valchromat and Corian, and the floor, by contrast, is a honey-coloured parquet arranged in a herringbone pattern. Miele appliances and Smart metering are also in place.
Climbing to the top of the main staircase, the reception room occupies the entire second floor. A triple-height void extends from the first-floor kitchen, as the upper floorplates diminish in size in a terrace fashion.
The top floor is a wonderfully light space, benefitting from the expansive glazing at the front, and doors to a roof terrace at the back. The room is currently set up as a study, but is a versatile addition to the plentiful living space with far-reaching views of the city.
There is a basement that spans the footprint of the house, that is approximately 260 sq ft with a head-height of around 1.8 metres. Threefold Architects have discussed plans to convert the basement to living space.
The house is excellently located in the Redchurch Street conservation area within close proximity of the City, Old Street and the Silicon Roundabout tech hub, along with Spitalfields, Columbia Road, the Barbican, and the sophisticated shops, restaurants and bars of Shoreditch. Shoreditch House, part of the Soho House group, is around the corner.
Shoreditch High Street is the nearest station, with services on the Overground running to Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction in one direction, and Clapham Junction in the other. The Underground can be picked up at Old Street (Northern Line), Bethnal Green (Central Line) or Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines)
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