"The result is a marriage of old and new which feels entirely harmonious; a stained glass window casts kaleidoscopic shades across the staircase, while large sash windows draw natural light across the entirety of the first floor and cast-iron radiators sit beneath the sills."
Positioned on Colvestone Crescent, a sweeping, leafy street tucked just behind Ridley Road market, this beautiful, Victorian duplex apartment has been sensitively refurbished by its current owner, with a view to maximising space and light.
The quality of this recent work reveals a meticulous attention to detail. Selected materials have been chosen in order to achieve a unity across two floors that references the Victorian bones of this house, while accentuating volume and natural light in emphatically modern style.
Nowhere is this fastidious approach to design more apparent than in the standard of joinery on display throughout the apartment; specifically, the kitchen’s Douglas fir cabinets and the bedroom’s built-in storage spaces which chime beautifully with stripped back pine floorboards throughout. Diespeker & Co. terrazzo is fitted in both the en-suite and main bathrooms.
While there have been many changes, particular features have been selected and preserved for their functionality as well as their charm. The result is a marriage of old and new which feels entirely harmonious; a stained glass window casts kaleidoscopic shades across the staircase, while large sash windows draw natural light across the entirety of the first floor and cast-iron radiators sit beneath the sills. Outside, the Victorian masonry has been recently repainted and re-pointed.
Upstairs, an extra storey has been added in which a large open-plan bedroom, office and en-suite bathroom are arranged beneath a partially pitched ceiling. Skylights punctuate the north-facing aspect and a row of smart, black-framed windows face south. Pale shades have been used throughout this upper floor to accentuate the tranquil sense of elevation, high above the bustle of Dalston below.
Ridley Road market is considered by many to be the beating heart of Dalston’s community. It has run every Monday to Saturday since the 1880s and includes over 150 stalls, offering fresh produce from around the world. Dalston has an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and cafes including Furanxo, Jidori, Brilliant Corners, E5 Bakehouse and many excellent pubs.
Dalston Junction and Kingsland stations are short walks away, providing transport links on the east/west and south-bound branches of the London Overground. Buses run regularly to London Bridge and the City from nearby Kingsland Road.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of Freehold
Lease length: approx. 998 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.