This 1 bed apartment in Dalston/Shoreditch is an amazing loft-style home which retains many original features.
The large open-plan living/kitchen/dining area has wooden floors, original exposed brickwork, very high ceilings and inset roof windows. There is a large blue L shaped sofa, a second two-seater sofa, a 4 tier white coffee table and several unusual sidetables. The entertainment area has satellite tv, dvd, hifi stereo and a collection of dvds and cds.
The modern kitchen has a hob, oven, kettle, microwave, toaster and dishwasher, as well as a central wooden island block with two stools. There is also a glass table and chairs for dining.
The bedroom has a built-in mirror fronted wardrobe and a double bed on wooden flooring and a matching dark wood dressing table.
The bathroom has all modern fittings, with a bath and separate shower unit, as well as a white bowl designed basin and toilet.
The mezzanine has further living space, a sofa bed (large double) and a study area with a desk, fax machine, printer/scanner/copier.
This apartment was once part of a Victorian warehouse and it retains the original features you'd expect from warehouse living - exposed brickwork, steel beams, wide wooden floorboards, large industrial windows, high ceilings and, of course, the space... nearly 1,400 square foot's worth.
Dalston/Haggerston, and the larger borough of Shoreditch, have a vibrant art scene, with many galleries in the area as well as interesting bars, pubs and restaurants. Spitalfields market and the famous Brick Lane and its markets are only a 10 minute walk away. Hoxton Square and its array of cultural offerings is also only 15 minutes walk and Columbia road Flower Market is about a 10 minute walk. Take a stroll to Broadway Market and Islington along the Regent's Canal.
There's a supermarket on your doorstep or simply wander 5 minutes down Kingsland Road to the newly dubbed 'Pho Mile' for a selection of London's best Vietnamese restaurants.
The new Haggerston station on the East London line is 1 minute away. It will zoom you down to Canary Wharf within 15 minutes or give you handy connections to the District Line. Commute to Oxford St within 30 minutes. You can reach the Olympic Village (Stratford) in 15 minutes.
For City slickers, one of the many buses outside the apartment will take you towards Bishopsgate within 10 minutes or you could walk it. The closest tubes are Liverpool St and Old St stations which can be reached by foot in 20 minutes or 5 minutes on one fo the many buses which run along the Kingsland Road.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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