Architect: Paul Archer Design
Arlington Avenue £1,650,000
With a two-storey extension by the architects Paul Archer Design, and wonderfully refined interiors, this three-bedroom early Victorian end-of-terrace house is located on a no-through road in the Arlington Conservation Area.
The accommodation measures approximately 1,500 sq ft over three floors, with a flexible layout. The current owners use the two rooms on the raised ground floor as bedrooms, with a master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. They have added a fabulous new glazed study in the extension, accessed via a set of paddle stairs. This opens onto a roof terrace overlooking the garden at the rear.
The lower floor has its own entrance, with a kitchen at the front, a dining area in the middle and a sitting room in the extension, opening onto the garden. There is a WC next to the kitchen and small utility cupboard beneath the stairs.
The attention to detail is evident throughout. The master bedroom, for instance, contains a bespoke headboard and cupboards made using desks salvaged from a university, the bathroom has vintage French sanitaryware, and the kitchen uses curve-edged black and white porcelain tiles with contrasting grout. Original features have been preserved where possible, including the stripped timber floorboards, fireplaces, cornicing and staircase. The extension is clad in black-stained timber, with black Crittall windows and doors.
Darkroom is a highly regarded independent store and online shop based in London. The interior of this house reflects the company’s love of graphic contrasts, the geometry found in tribal patterns and the structural simplicity of modern and postmodern design.
Arlington Avenue is a broad and peaceful residential street which runs alongside the Regent’s Canal and is closed to through traffic. It has access to the gardens and amenities of Arlington Square. Despite its quiet situation, the house is within easy reach of the shops, bars and restaurants of Upper Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Clerkenwell. The Underground is available at Angel (Northern Line), and Old Street and Essex Road stations are also close by. Numerous bus routes provide easy access to the City and West End. To the south, significant redevelopment and investment is taking place in the area around City Basin and Old Street’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’, as it attracts tech companies and creative talent from around the world.
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Paul Archer Design
Paul Archer Design is an award-winning London-based architectural practice focused on delivering the highest level of design in architecture and interior design. The pursuit of innovation in residential design has underpinned the work since the practice was founded in 1999 by director Paul Archer. Projects to date include new-build, extensions, renovation and remodelling, including the renovation of historic listed buildings. It is the ambition of the practice to apply green solutions to a Modernist aesthetic, as exemplified in the practice’s first new-build house, Green Orchard in Gloucestershire, completed in 2012.