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Property round-up: Lofts to love
Posted by Space Station, Saturday 11 January 2020
The top floors of old industrial buildings make ideal loft conversions. With vast amounts of space, high roofs and original features by the loading door-ful, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular. East London is home to some of the best examples. Here are a few of our favourites:
The Factory is calling
Named after Andy Warhol’ s famous New York loft, The Factory is an incredible space. Once an Edwardian print works, it was taken on by the Manhattan Loft Corporation and converted into 50 stunning lofts. This example has bespoke bathrooms, a mezzanine level and an enormous decked roof area. Did someone say helicopter pad?
Say hello to Oliver’s Wharf
With its incredibly elaborate Venetian Gothic face, Oliver’ s Wharf was described as the most architecturally sophisticated warehouse back in 1870. Flash forward to 2016, and the iconic building has been divided into 23 beautiful lofts. The property we worked with was incredible – exposed brickwork, timber beams, pillars and a loading bay-style balcony were some of the highlights.
What’s this on Turville Street?
It’ s only the property once described as the ‘ James Bond flat’ . This is loft living at its most high tech. Set in the former Rochelle Street School (built in 1899) this penthouse has all sorts of features including a Poliform kitchen, LED mood lighting and hydronic heating. We found it hard to hand the keys over.
All hail Wenlock Road
This industrial conversion has it all – views to Regent’ s Canal, original factory windows, exposed concrete ceilings and impressive pillars. There are architectural features galore. Formerly a printworks, the historic Royle Building contains a number of incredible lofts, one of which we were very pleased to show people around. It impressed with its canal-side position at Wenlock Basin and jaw-dropping living area.
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