Architect: Davy Smith Architects

Royle Building
London N1



A striking and cleverly realised one/two-bedroom warehouse conversion in the iconic Royle Building, perfectly positioned on the third floor of the former Print Works Factory overlooking a particularly picturesque corner of the Regent’s Canal and Wenlock Basin.

The current owners, both architects, have re-configured the layout and totally redecorated the space to a very high standard, making sure to keep the most attractive of the original details, including concrete ceiling, exposed structural concrete pillars and brickwork. The large West-facing original windows maximise natural light and look out over the canal. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room open to reveal a Juliet balcony.

The master bedroom is separated from the main living space by a partition wall, affording some privacy but still allowing the light to permeate through the flat. The study, which can double as a guest bedroom or nursery, is a raised area just off the main room, separated by a 3/4 height built in bookshelf. The recently installed kitchen is by Italian company Boffi. Storage space is neatly designed and blended into walls, so as to keep the lines crisp and clean.

The Royle Building, formerly Royle Print Works, was one of the earliest development schemes on the Wenlock Basin. This impressive five-storey, brick building was converted in 1997 and the communal areas maintain the original terrazzo flooring, large terrazzo stairs and a passenger lift to all floors. There is also a porter and the residents have use of secure underground bike storage.

Service Charge: £200/month

Lease length: 107 years

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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