It is the fashion, and has been for some time, to take the old and make it look new. Refurbished, upgraded, contemporary with original features all seem to describe so many of today’s properties.
About the Building
This development is less than a year old and therefore still considered new but in order to fit into the conservation of the area, every single exterior brick has been sourced and reclaimed to make the building look as though it is historic. The result is very convincing indeed. The architects, Norton Mayfield, have created 9 stunning apartments developed specifically for the corporate private rented sector.
Once through the main doors of 153 Whitecross Street, you are immediately taken by the muted contemporary colour scheme and wood panelled finish. The first time I went there I thought I had walked into a branch of Abercrombie and Fitch.
About the Apartment
The passenger lift takes you to the first floor where this apartment is located. The internal space extends to 845 sq ft (78.5 sqm) and the apartment has been interior designed to achieve a comfortably stunning home. With two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large reception room with open plan kitchen and a private terrace the space is well thought out and benefits from an abundance of fitted and hidden storage which is often so lacking in a new development. The finishes are excellent and include engineered wood floors, off white gloss and wooden kitchen units with black composite stone worktops, oversize stone bathrooms with quality fittings. Light floods all the rooms due to the apartment’s west and east aspects.
About the Street
Whitecross Street is a haven for streetfood and on weekdays it bustles like a bazaar with local workers and residents breathing in the deep smells of their next meal. You could eat from a different stall every day for a month and still not have tried them all. For those wanting a break from all of this, the market does not operate at weekends and the glazing in the apartments is fabulous. Once you are in the apartment, you can’t hear or smell a thing. The market dates back 150 years and has evolved with people’s tastes. Along with Exmouth Market, it is exactly what today’s markets should be.
About the Area
Whitecross Street is located in NOBSOC (North of Barbican South of City Road) which is the St Luke’s subsection of Islington. Tenants can walk to the Barbican Centre for concerts, exhibitions, plays and the cinema, the City of London and Moorgate or Shoreditch with its immense selection of bars and restuarants.
The nearest underground stations are Barbican, Old Street and Moorgate for underground and mainline services via Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Northern and National Rail Services.
The property is offered on a furnished basis at the asking price of £725 per week, subject to contract.
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