"The old frontage of the house remains as an internal feature, including stone steps and an exposed brick facade"
This wonderfully remodelled grade II-listed townhouse sits amidst a handsome Georgian terrace along Hackney Road, set back from the street behind a distinguished front extension. Measuring around 2,570 sqft, the beautifully proportioned four-storey house has three large bedrooms, an expanse of living space and a private roof terrace/garden. The house is ideally situated at the heart of east London’s original and exciting epicentre, equally close to Shoreditch and the City, in one direction, and London Fields and Victoria Park, in the other.
Entrance is from the street to a wide cloakroom, which opens onto an impressive double-height reception room that fills the front extension. The old frontage of the house remains as an internal feature, including stone steps and an exposed brick facade.
The ground floor space of the original structure now accommodates two adjoining rooms; a dining room and a kitchen that has access to the decked terrace through full-height glazed doors. The kitchen units are elegantly freestanding, arranged around a wrought-iron fireplace equipped with the original stove.
Stairs at the rear descend to the lower ground level, where there is further living space in the form of a sitting room and study area, a large bathroom, utility room and separate WC. There is access to vault storage beneath the front extension.
The first floor contains the master bedroom, positioned at the front the building but fitted with fully refurbished double-glazed sash windows backed by secondary glazing, and a wonderfully proportioned bathroom with a freestanding bath. There are two further bedrooms on the top floor.
The interiors combine a beautiful catalogue of salvaged materials that sit naturally against the character of the original house. Panelling, architraves and floorboards have all been restored where relevant.
The house is very well positioned on Hackney Road and effectively backs on to the green spaces of Haggerston Park and its extensive facilities such as well-maintained all season tennis courts. London Fields and Victoria Park are a short walk away via The Regent’s Canal path which also provides easy access to the popular Broadway Market and Islington and beyond.
Broadway Market has a reputation for some excellent places to eat and drink, and hosts an internationally renowned food market on Saturdays.
Columbia Road hosts a remarkable flower market on Sunday, as well as award-winning restaurants and shops, is a one-minute walk to the south. Nearby Brick Lane makes way to Spitalfields Market and then west to Shoreditch via Redchurch Street – the Bond Street of the East. The extra-ordinary, hotels, shops and restaurants are all within a short walk. To the East at the end of Hackney Road the contemporary art galleries of Vyner street and ground-breaking night life have made their mark.
There are an exhaustive number of excellent restaurants locally, including The Marksman (Michelin Pub of the Year), opposite the house, and the multi-award winning Morito some 50 metres away.
Braun, The Laughing Heart, Bistrotheque, Lyles, Cecconis, The Clove Club, Blanchette, Andina, Nobu, Cub, Shoreditch House, Hoi Palloi, The Corner Room, Shoreditch House, The Ace Hotel and The Curtain are just a handful of the institutions within a comfortable walking distance.
Hoxton station is around five minutes away and runs services on the London Overground, providing links to the District and Hammersmith & City Line and Crossrail at Whitechapel the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington, and the Jubilee Line at Canada Water.
Old Street station is 15-20 minutes walk away with access to the Northern Line, whilst Liverpool Street and “The City” are a 20-minute walk away.
Hackney Road benefits from the number 55 bus, which passes through Old Street and Clerkenwell en route to Oxford Circus and the West End, as well as the 48 and 26 which transit the City and reach Liverpool Street Station (Central, District, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines) in 5 -10 minutes.
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.