Architect: Mikhail Riches

Church Walk
London N16



This superlative three-bedroom triplex situated on a quiet side street was completed in 2012 to a design by award-winning architects Mikhail Riches. Forming part of a development of three split-level units, this particular apartment has accommodation on three floors with a balcony and a roof terrace.

Entrance from the street is through a private front door, with stairs that lead straight up to the bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, plenty of built-in storage and a grey lino floor. The first-floor landing has been cleverly designed to incorporate a study area.

The main living space is positioned on the second floor, an innovatively designed, open-plan area with a double-height kitchen and dining room at one end and a reception room at the other. The triangular roof light floods the dining space with light from above, whilst a wall of glass lets in north light. The floor throughout is a soaped, wide-timber Douglas Fir, a technique pioneered in Scandinavia. Stairs from the dining space lead to the third bedroom and south-facing roof terrace. There is hot-water underfloor heating throughout.

The exterior of the building has a distinctive stepped profile, granting each apartment its own private roof terrace. Siberian larch clads the top storey and wraps around to cover the back of the building, while the façade along the street is predominantly Belgian brick. The external balustrades are made from aluminium mesh and coated in anodised bronze, the same finish is applied to the window frames. A short film about Church Walk by Mikhail Riches can be found here.

The apartment is very-well located in the heart of Stoke Newington, a short walk from Stoke Newington Church street to the north and central Dalston to the south. The green spaces of Clissold Park, with its tennis courts and popular café, are nearby, along with a number of excellent independent restaurants and pubs, in particular Newington Table in Newington Green.

Stoke Newington is very popular with young families, in part due to the number of good schools in the area. Particularly of note is the Betty Laywood Primary and Clissold School. Trains from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland run services to Highbury & Islington, Shoreditch High Street and Stratford on the Overground.

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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Mikhail Riches

Mikhail Riches Architects is an award-winning architectural and interiors practice based in Clerkenwell Green, London. Established in 1992, we have a broad area of expertise, but also a focus on producing exemplary residential and urban projects. The careful manipulation of space, light and shade are the hallmarks of our work and through working closely with our clients we make exceptional, bespoke homes. Each of our projects is unique, tailored to brief and location. Our work has won numerous awards, including RIBA Awards, and is widely published, both in the UK and abroad. Mikhail Riches Architects have been identified by Grand Designs magazine as being one of the top ten architects working within the UK.


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