It is safe to say that when purchasing a property in cities such as Tokyo, New York or London that you are absolutely and unconditionally paying for convenience and access rather than size and value for money. Given the cost extremities of such high-priced areas of the world, it is therefore continually unusual to discover a well-themed apartment that hasn’t got ‘house developer’ written all over it. Occupying an excellent position (see, access again) in Borough of London (UK) (also bare in mind that such an area is between Elephant & Castle and London City, two very – very – different environments), this home can be purchased for the ripe old sum of £1.1million. Is it worth it?
The point SATORI & SCOUT are trying to make here is that this apartment is something slightly different from the usual. Without any of the typical property-developer white plaster walls or fragile light fittings, this modern home is wonderfully bright given its retention of the building’s original features. A former Victorian biscuit factory, architects Hampson Williams really did a great job in ensuring this building’s history is kept alive.
Though everything inside is (as you’d expect) on the rather small side: just 1027 sq ft gives you a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, a family bathroom, three double bedrooms and en-suite shower room. Whilst SATORI & SCOUT might suggest that so much more can be purchased at such a larger scale outside of the capital, this home does boast its beautiful original warehouse features such as exposed brick walls, cast-iron radiators, crittal-style double glazing and engineered-oak flooring. When Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre are but a ten minutes’ walk away, maybe you can live without the extra space and enjoy this part of London for what it is; a cultural hive?
Discover more about the home online at: TheModernHouse.com
Countryside Living In The CityIsn't it ironic that this home is beautifully adorned with country-style furniture and finishes? We mean, if you really want the country feel then maybe you ought to consider just living in the countryside...? Nice apartment though, but we'll personally spend our pennies elsewhere.
(Photography Credit : The Modern House)