This beautifully conceived three-bedroom house, with integrated garage and terrace space, is located on a quiet mews in a highly sought-after part of Bloomsbury. The conversion was uniquely devised and constructed by a team of Danish designers and builders.
Entrance is at street level to a wide hall laid with Danish quarry tiles. To the right is an internal door to the integrated garage. Ahead, and towards the back of the plan, is a large self-contained studio space equipped with a kitchen, built-in Douglas Fir desk and separate shower room. The kitchen can be screened by large sliding doors that are clad in galvanised sheet metal, an engaging detail that repeats throughout the house. A glazed door opens onto a small lightwell courtyard.
There are a further two bedrooms on the first floor, both with solid wood floors. The master bedroom has a en-suite bathroom, a run of built-in wardrobes and a door to a small balcony that catches the morning sun. The second bedroom is slightly larger in size and overlooks the quiet mews to the front.
A striking staircase, with open oak treads and exposed steel supports, leads to the top floor living space, a wonderfully bright room that is naturally sub-divided in an open-plan arrangement. The kitchen sits opposite the dining area beneath an electrically operated Velux skylight to the back of the space, whilst the seating area benefits from large sliding doors that open onto a south-west facing terrace with a glass brick balustrade.
There is a distinctive continuity of materials that runs throughout the house, most notably the bespoke joinery, wood-batoned ceilings, and galvanised sheet metal cladding. Beautiful pieces of furniture, designed specifically for the space, along with the kitchen cabinets and bookcases, are finely crafted from Douglas Fir, warm and rich in tone.
John’s Mews is situated to the rear of the large Georgian houses on John Street. The nearby Lamb’s Conduit Street is home to an interesting community of independent shops spread along a pedestrianised street. The Brunswick Centre, a short walk away, has a cinema and a Waitrose supermarket. Green space can be found at Russell Square, Gray’s Inn Gardens and Coram’s Fields. The restaurants and bars of Clerkenwell, Exmouth Market, Covent Garden and Soho are all within walking distance, as are the colleges and institutes of the University of London.
The nearest stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines), Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon Station (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line and National Rail services). Farringdon Station will also benefit from the opening of Crossail in 2019, including a direct route to Heathrow Airport. The Eurostar is available at St Pancras.
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.