"An ingenious, almost modular reinterpretation of the traditional courtyard house."
This exquisite four-bedroom penthouse apartment, designed by Trevor Horne Architects, is a lesson in light and volume. Extending to 3,200 sq ft over two floors with private lift access, off-street parking and two separate roof terraces, the apartment represents an ingenious, almost modular reinterpretation of the traditional courtyard house. The penthouse is discretely positioned on Micawber Street, nestled among some of the city’s most ambitious contemporary buildings.
Independent spatial expressions find their counterpoints across interiors that resonate with a sense of space and light. Double-height ceilings, reflective surfaces, skylights and expansive glazing have resulted in a home that feels at once, intimate and impressive.
The penthouse occupies one of three 1860s warehouse buildings which were converted and extended in 2001. It has secured off-street parking and two entrances, one providing private lift access directly into the property. The other two warehouses were converted into the Victoria Miro gallery and the neighbouring studios of a number of the gallery’s artists, which the property adjoins respectively.
Located between Islington and Shoreditch, just off City Road, two expansive roof terraces offer spectacular views of the city to the south. Internally, a 42ft reception room with part double-height vaulted ceilings and open-plan kitchen and dining areas share the lower level with a large internal courtyard. Also on this level are a cloakroom, two bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and a study, currently configured as a recording study.
Two staircases provide access to the upper floor in which a further bedroom, master bedroom and mezzanine office area overlook the reception room below.
Micawber is a quiet street located just off City Road between Islington and Shoreditch, a short distance from both Angel and Old Street underground stations (Northern Line). The area is currently undergoing something of a regeneration; an influx of energetic architectural projects have appeared in recent years, bringing with them a variety of new bars, restaurants and shops, all conveniently located for access to the City and Old Street’s Silicone Roundabout.
Lease Length: approx. 981 years
Service Charge: approx. £7,000 per annum
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.