A modern lateral home unique to one of the most sought-after streets in Spitalfields, Fournier Street. Behind the modest façade there is just under 2,600 sq ft (approx) within this five-storey townhouse including two open plan living spaces, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and rarely found large roof terrace with unrivalled views across the 18th century street gardens towards the famous Christ Church of Spitalfields.
The site was bombed during the Second World War and rebuilt in the 1950s to a design by renowned architect Richard Seifert and in 2012, Mackenzie Wheeler architects completed an extensive repair and refurbishment of the house with the addition of a modern roof extension with multiple skylights and walkable glass on the private South facing roof terrace. Unlike the Huguenot Georgian townhouses commonly known to the immediate area, the design and layout focuses on large open plan space on every level, maximising light and views.
A raised entrance hall leads into a living/dining room area and steps descend to the stunning completely refurbished open-plan kitchen with central island, while the continued ceiling level creates a space of impressive volume, bathed in light from a central roof lantern and four roof-lights overhead. A stunning timber staircase flows to the second reception on the first floor with an open layout featuring a wall of bookshelves, gas fire and glazed sliding doors opening onto the private paved terrace with views of the city to the west. The rear of the building is clad in a red cedar, with large glazing framed in grey. On the second and third floors are two expansive bedrooms overlooking the terrace and adjoining gardens, both with en suites and bespoke built-in wardrobes. The third floor bedroom has access to a flat-roof balcony overlooking Fournier Street and backdrop of the city. The lower-ground level has a further double-bedroom (currently used as a gym) with cork flooring and integrated storage, a utility room, and separate shower room. Teak parquet flooring arranged in a herringbone pattern, black metal framing and cast wired glass balustrading features throughout the house.
Fournier Street is one of the most highly coveted streets in Spitalfields, within walking distance of the City. The shops, galleries and restaurants of Shoreditch, and the markets of Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Columbia Road, are all within a short walk. The stations of Liverpool Street (Circle, Metropolitan, Central lines and National Rail), Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City lines) and Shoreditch High Street (Overground) are all very close by.
Available the end of Jan 2022 and offered unfurnished.