About the Apartment
This is a sleek apartment which offers a clever combination of historic features with modern interiors. The full refurbishment project was commissioned to Italian architect Umberto Emoli, who has imprinted his style and reconfigured the original apartment to offer a contemporary flexible living with clean lines and sleek fixtures.
About the Building
The building which was originally occupied by a drug manufacturer, established as providers of herbal remedies and other medicines. Later on, Potter & Clarke moved to Steam Mills, Fairclough Street in 1925, where they made and sold a wide range of remedies, including ‘Savin’ which, back in the early 1900s, was the equivalent of ‘Beecham’s’ cold and flu treatments – taken with gin at the time!
The building was then converted to residential use at the turn of the 21st Century, to offer a gated community with characteristic flats which retain exposed brick walls and many of the original features. This flat is one of the largest in the building and is located at the top floor (accessed via lift) and offers excellent views of the local area.
The interior has been designed with flexible living in mind. The large open plan reception room offers a sleek kitchen with an island that blends it onto the dining area. A sliding wall allows the reception to be enlarged or to be reduced creating a third bedroom if required. This big space has been equipped with a wall full of concealed floor to ceiling storage allowing any resident to keep the minimalistic interior.
There are two double bedrooms, both with generous factory windows, and two very modern bathrooms which give it a luxurious feel. This is a fantastic home, just outside the congestion zone but with a central London postcode, and the location means walking distance to the City is simple and straightforward, with most parts less than half an hour away.
About the Area
The local area offers many historic sites in nearby Tower Hill and Tower Bridge. Picturesque St. Katherine’s Docks marina is full of popular pubs and restaurant. Shopping in Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane is only a short walk away, and the amenities of the City are also nearby.
Transport links in the area are excellent with Aldgate East and Aldgate underground stations within walking distance. Shadwell DLR station is also nearby providing links to Docklands and the Overground.