A superb and fantastically proportioned, 960 Sq Ft, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with terrace, situated on the fifth floor with stunning panoramic views overlooking Regents Canal.
On entering the apartment the first thing that hits you is the sheer size and width of the hallway, enabling either an office area for those who work from home or as an additional entertaining space. The substantial open plan kitchen/ living room benefits from wall to ceiling windows and balcony, spanning the length of the room, flooding the apartment with natural light and forcing your eye out and across to the spectacular, spellbinding views of London. A new kitchen has been installed to line the sides of the room with fully integrated appliances, granite work top and ample storage, opening the room up, making it the perfect entertaining space.
The apartment consists of two large double bedrooms with bespoke, integrated wardrobes in both. The master bathroom comes with bath, WC, basin, overhead shower, towel rail and built-in storage. Whilst the second, en-suite, consists of large walk-in shower, WC and basin. The current owners have laid wooden flooring and added spotlights throughout.
The apartment benefits from 24 hour porterage, secure underground parking, a canal side gym and co-op. Gainsborough Studios lies on the East side of the canal with Shoreditch park on the south side of the building. A short walk will take you to Old Street tube or numerous bus routes will take you into the City, West End or up to Dalston and beyond. The benefit of the canal affords you cycle access to Angel, London Fields or Victoria Park in a number of minutes whilst Shoreditch is a short walk away through the park.
Gainsborough was first a power station for the Great Northern & City Railway; it was later converted into a film Studio where it produced a number of melodramas in the 1940's. After the departure Michael Balcon, founder of Gaumont British to MGM-British it began making more popular films such as Oh, Mr Porter! (1937) and Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938).
The former studios were demolished in 2002 and flats, designed by architects Munkenbeck and Marshall, were built on the site in 2004. A large sculpture of Hitchcocks head was erected in memory of the late director which resides in the courtyard of the development, serving as a reminder of his earlier work there.