Packington Street
London N1


Architect: OMMX

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This wonderfully individual two-bedroom apartment, designed by OMMX Architects and completed in 2017, represents a fine example of Modern ingenuity within the setting of a traditional terraced townhouse.

The apartment has its own front door that opens to a high-ceilinged hall, fitted with bench storage. A restored staircase, stripped to the natural wood, leads to the first floor, passing a glazed section of wall that reveals a glimpse of the kitchen beyond. Across a landing is the main living space, a beautifully bright L-shaped room that contains the sitting room, dining area and the open kitchen. Two large sash windows capture the south light and a view along a perpendicular street.

An exposed steel beam, painted in an Yves Klein blue, zig-zags through the centre of the room supported on exposed concrete lintels, passing through the wall and reappearing on the landing of the floor above.

The kitchen is loosely separated from the living area by a clean-lined worktop with Corian surface. Above the hob is a glazed section that bares the wall structure, and lets light into the hall on the other side.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back, and an elegant bathroom with a free-standing bath. Positioned at the top of the apartment, beneath the eaves, is a peaceful room that the current owners use as study. A glazed section of roof allows light to filter into the space below, revealing the uppermost section of the blue steel structural beam.

The concept for the interiors incorporates plenty of storage space in the design; hidden beneath the stairs, built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms, and a fully boarded loft space.

Located in central Islington, the house is very well positioned for all that is on offer on Upper Street and Chapel Market, including a vibrant selection of restaurants, pubs and bars. Exmouth Market is nearby, known for its excellent restaurants like Moro and Caravan. Sadlers Wells and the Almeida Theatre are a short walk away.

The house is very conveniently placed for transport, with Angel Underground Station only a few minutes’ walk for access to the Northern Line. A number of buses run from nearby stops into central London and the City. The Eurostar at King’s Cross is also easily accessible.

Lease: Share of Freehold
Lease Length: 150 years from October 2009


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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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