"The interiors are serene and elegant, blending the original raw fabric of the old warehouse with sensitive modern interventions."
Positioned on the second floor of this handsome former warehouse building is this beautifully designed live/work apartment that has been carefully and meticulously refined by the current owners, an architect and photographer. The building is located on Ravey Street, an unusually quiet road between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street.
The space extends to approximately 1,258 sqft over one level, with large original sash windows that let in fantastic levels of natural light right through the apartment. The large open living space and kitchen are positioned towards the back of the plan, flanked by a long run of north-facing windows that look over an internal courtyard below. The bedroom sits at the front of the space, beyond a storey-height run of seamless cupboards and double wood-framed glazed doors. The large en-suite bathroom has a freestanding bath.
There is a smaller partitioned section containing built-in bunk beds, cleverly designed as a pod-like room for the owner’s children, now used as a study space that can be shut-off from the living space by a three-panel sliding door system.
The kitchen consists of a long island capped with a stainless-steel worktop that contains a Franke sink, a hob and integrated draining board. A wall of cupboards help to create a useable and dynamic kitchen area.
The interiors are serene and elegant, blending the original raw fabric of the old warehouse with sensitive modern interventions. Refurbished oiled floorboards extend right through the space, running perpendicular to the exposed roof joists. Two impressive oak beams supported by large uprights run along the spine of the apartment, creating an engaging interplay of site lines and giving definition to the otherwise open spaces.
Ravey Street is very well located between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, five minutes from the galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants of Shoreditch and Hoxton Square, round the corner from and a short walk to the iconic Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest Centre for the Arts (cinemas, galleries, concert halls and theatres).
The eclectic East End markets of Columbia Road, Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Broadway Market are within strolling distance, and Boxpark, Cheshire Street and Shoreditch High Street offer the discerning shopper a wealth of international and independent boutiques
The West End / Oxford Street are accessible from the excellent local connections (a 20-minute bus journey to Oxford Street). Shoreditch High operates the London Overground and Old Street is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line.
Lease Length: Approx. 101 years(125 years from 25th December 1995)
Service Charge: Approx. £2,000 per annum (plus building insurance of approx. £900 per annum)
Ground Rent: £100 per annum
The current owners have secured a retention of change of use from Live/Work to Residential (C3). Please enquire for full details.
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.