Occupying a prominent location on one of Hackney’s garden squares and located in the heart of Shoreditch is this fantastic three storey freehold house.
Dating from circa 1770, the property is a fine example of an early tradesman’s house and sits on a plot of land first subject of a lease as far back as 1683. Through various incarnations, including a bakers and purveyor of Asses’ milk (a highly prized commodity in Georgian London) the house is steeped in history.
A mixed use building, the majority of the ground floor currently serves as a classroom and studio for The School of Historical Dress with a large office space set to one side and access to the basement to the rear. With a south easterly aspect to the front of the building, the high ceiling space is flooded with natural light and with a change of use, could make for a grand reception space. Measuring approximately 250sqft and with the potential to enlarge, the basement currently serves as storage and utility room but could be excavated to create additional living space.
Accessed from a panelled staircase, unique in its style and verified by the Geffrye Museum, the first floor has been opened up into a single reception space. On entering, a large dining area, complete with solid concrete floor, alluding to the bakers ovens once situated below, extends to a charming freestanding kitchen with basin sink and farmhouse style curtained storage. The reception area occupies the length of the building and provides both the perfect entertaining space as well as a cosy escape.
Two large bedrooms are located on the second floor, both providing ample space for storage and filled with character including sloping ceilings and reconditioned sash windows, which continue throughout the property. A spacious bathroom sits between the bedrooms, finished with traditional fixtures and a wood panelled bath.
Offering over 1600sqft of internal space, including the basement, the property seamlessly blends the traditional features of a Georgian house with the loft style of living of a converted warehouse space. Treated floorboards throughout and an unusual double fronted layout serve as a reminder of the buildings place as a living and breathing part of London’s history.
Situated on the cusp of the Shoreditch triangle, the property provides easy access to Shoreditch’s plentiful restaurants, including Tramshed and The Clove Club, bars and boutiques. Old Street is a few minutes’ walk away and offers easy access to the city and beyond.