“The design deals with the raw materials in a sophisticated way, covering the surfaces with a spectrum of chalky paints.”
This delicately composed two-bedroom house displays a unique quality of pared-back craftsmanship. Behind a simple front double door, the house sits discreetly on Queen Anne Road, a quiet residential street near Well Street Common in central Hackney.
Entrance is to a wide porch and through a partly glazed door to a sitting room. The walls are painted brick, the floor a characterful concrete and the ceiling clad with a reclaimed timber that is punctured with a roof light.
A short flight of steps ascends to the dining room and kitchen, the largest area of the house, which is gently divided by a glazed partition. The walls are clad with a painted tongue and groove panelling, and the ceiling joists have been left exposed. The kitchen is equipped with oak-topped surfaces and a handmade cast-concrete butler’s sink. A pair of sash windows make for an incredibly bright space.
Beyond the sitting room there is a WC and a short set of steps that leads to the two bedrooms, passing a beautifully orchestrated area that has been designed for a freestanding bath (the bath is not included in the sale). The larger of the two bedrooms has a run of built-in wardrobes. An off-centre shuttered window permits light to the space whilst maintaining the great sense of privacy felt throughout the house.
The design deals with the raw materials in a sophisticated way, covering the surfaces with a spectrum of chalky paints. Beneath the colours, the raw nature of the surfaces is still visible and deliberately preserved.
The house is well-positioned on a quiet residential street in central Hackney, just to the north of the popular Victoria Park, Victoria Park Village and Well Street Common. Nearby Lauriston Village has a pretty centre with grocery stores, restaurants and pubs along wide pavements. There is a real interest in local restaurants in this area, notably Raw Duck and Lardo on Richmond Road, and Pidgin and Violet on Wilton Way. Well Street market is now open weekly, and Broadway Market has a reputation for some excellent places to eat and drink, and hosts a food market on Saturdays. London Fields Lido is a short walk away.
Homerton station runs direct services to Stratford and Highbury & Islington on the London Overground, whilst London Fields offers direct trains to Liverpool Street. Bethnal Green Underground station, easily accessible by bus, has excellent links to central London via the Central Line.
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.