October 16, 2015
At Do we love to salivate over a good loft or two. Whilst loft apartments around the Do HQ in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell are not hard to find, lofts of the quality like this one on St John Street are as rare as hen's teeth.
What the agent says:
"This architect-designed lateral loft, forms part of what is one of Clerkenwell’s landmark residential buildings. 190 St John Street was built in 1910 as the headquarters for the United Yeast Company by George Parker & Sons, builders of Peckham, and was converted into unique, loft style apartments in the late 90's."
What we love:
The spectacular lateral space, with over 2,000 glorious square feet all on one football-pitch-sized, horizon-stretching floor. Space of this magnitude needs a bold design gesture, which the raised open-walled bathroom more than satisfies.
What can be improved:
The space still looks pretty sparse - what's with the bed stuck in a corner and the living space bunched up against the dining / kitchen space? If we took over the drawing board there would be statement furniture on a grand scale spread out in distinct zones across the apartment to create a sense of space and intimacy.
Prices and details correct as at 16 October 2015.
October 02, 2020
Aston Martin - the esteemed marque beloved of James Bond, has teamed up with S3 Architecture to design a country residence which is just to Live and Let Die for. Located in Hudson Valley in upstate New York, Sylvan Rock is a mere 2 hours away from Manhattan but feels like a world away from the metropolis.
June 19, 2019
Ahh - America - the land of big landscapes, big dreams, big successes; and with big houses to match. Case in point is this 6,000 square feet family home set in a 14 acre plot in the bucolic idyll of rural Connecticut.
December 18, 2018
Those who think lofts are all about industrial details and multiple shades of grey should take a long look at the Beldi Loft. Designed by architects Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs, this converted shoe factory is full of unexpected charms.
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