Designer: Graham Carter
A fine example of poise and simplicity, this two-bedroom terraced house in central Hackney has been wonderfully devised to create an open and characterful living space with raw and original details.
Arranged over three floors, access is at upper ground level to a bright and open-plan reception room. A raised platform at the back of the room creates a loosely defined seating area with views over the peaceful garden behind.
A half level below the reception room is a door to the rear garden, a tranquil space laid with loose gravel and planted with plenty of mature greenery. The kitchen and dining room, also with access to the garden, are at lower ground level, divided by a tiled worktop supported by rudimentary beams from the ceiling. Next to the kitchen is a pantry that leads through to the storage vaults beneath the pavement at the front of the house.
The bathroom is positioned on the upper landing. The top floor has two bright bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back, both with large sash windows.
All the original woodwork, including floors, windows, bannisters and skirtings, has been carefully restored and exposed to great effect, a continuous theme throughout the house.
The setting is a tranquil one given its central location, just to the east of the popular London Fields and bustling Mare Street. There are many fantastic restaurants locally, notably Raw Duck and Lardo on Richmond Road, and Pidgin and Violet on Wilton Way. Nearby Well Street market is now open weekly, and Broadway Market has a reputation for some excellent places to eat and drink, and hosts a food market on Saturdays. The green spaces of Victoria Park and the Regent’s Canal path is few minutes’ walk to the south. David Adjaye’s Hackney Fashion Hub runs along a parallel street, an area of exciting local regeneration.
Nearby Hackney Central runs direct services to Stratford and Highbury & Islington on the London Overground, whilst London Fields also offers direct trains to Liverpool Street. Bethnal Green Underground station, easily accessible by bus, has excellent links to central London via the Central Line.
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