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Warehouse Conversion In Clerkenwell

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by

This week, the Warehouse Home team came across a truly unique loft-style property for sale in Clerkenwell. The one-bedroom loft apartment is located in one of Clerkenwell most iconic buildings, originally built in 1910 as the headquarters for the United Yeast Company by George Parker & Sons. The building was converted in the late 90’s.

The loft property enjoys large original warehouse windows at both ends of the apartment, creating a light and bright living space

The loft style property enjoys large original warehouse windows at both ends of the apartment, creating a light and bright living space
Image courtesy of urbanspaces.co.uk, via primelocation.com

Large original warehouse windows, in Crittal style, maximise the space’s natural light as well as providing an industrial feature that emphasises the heritage of the property.

The Clerkenwell loft's most striking feature has to be it's bathroom; sitting in the middle of the long space

The Clerkenwell loft’s most striking feature has to be it’s bathroom; sitting in the middle of the long space
Image courtesy of urbanspaces.co.uk, via primelocation.com

Undoubtedly the most unique feature of this home, and it won’t be to everyone’s taste, is the open bathroom. With a vintage bathtub and shower, the bathroom is boldly sited on a raised concrete platform in the middle of the living space. The natural stone platform, which effectively acts as a wet-room, can be curtained off for moments of seclusion. But don’t worry, the toilet is located separately in a separate enclosed bathroom.

A feature concrete wall running along one side of the warehouse conversion demonstrates its industrial influences and heritage

A feature concrete wall running along one side of the warehouse conversion demonstrates its industrial influences and heritage
Image courtesy of urbanspaces.co.uk, via primelocation.com

The other striking feature of this Clerkenwell warehouse home is the raw concrete panelled wall spanning the length of the apartment. The chequerboard effect of large concrete panels remind visitors of the building’s industrial past and provide a contemporary backdrop to this urban professional’s pad.

If you’re tempted to move to Clerkenwell, the property is on the market with loft living Urbanspaces. 1 bedroom loft apartment, St John Street, Clerkenwell, £2.4million.

As we’ve seen above, raw concrete defines an industrial scheme. But new technologies and treatments have also given it a refined new look that’s raised the bar. Inlaying flecks of gold, clustered crystals, fine fabrics and veins of precious metals, innovative designers are transforming concrete from humble to high-end. From the tactile contrast of concrete and linen to the visual appeal of neutral plaster paired with gleaming geometric inlays, if you’ve been seeking industrial luxe, look no further. We’ve picked the perfect panels.

Impasto Metal and Impasto Gold from Surfaceform, and Concrete with copper from Olly Mason

Impasto Metal and Impasto Gold from Surfaceform, and Concrete with copper from Olly Mason
Image taken from Warehouse Home Issue Two Page 18

Surfaceform specialise in designing and creating truly innovative surfaces, by taking raw concrete and transforming it into something refined and beautiful using luxurious materials. We featured the Impasto range of acrylic plaster-based surfaces in Warehouse Home Issue Two. The material is incredibly durable and versatile, allowing it to be developed with creative and unique finishes, such as wooden textures, brushed lime, metal flecks and linen effects.

Designer Olly Mason creates concrete surfaces with a softer, almost fabric-like appearance. Fluid forms and colourful threads transform concrete panels into beautiful works of art. We particularly love the simplicity of the concrete panels above, which feature a copper band.

Crystal Bead Infused Concrete from Tactility Factory

Crystal Bead Infused Concrete from Tactility Factory
Image courtesy of tactilityfactory.com

Tactility Factory have redefined the traditional relationship between architectural design and textiles, to create Infused Concrete. Linen, velvet and beaded crystal infused concrete will transform any interior, creating a statement feature wall that will change in the light throughout the day and beg visitors to reach out and touch them.

Concrete, the second most used material in the world, is used by Concrete-Beton in a way that celebrates design, shape and functionality

Concrete, the second most used material in the world, is used by Concrete-Beton in a way that celebrates design, shape and functionality
Image courtesy of concrete-beton.com

Concrete-Beton Panbeton wall panels feature a real concrete facade behind which are extra-light foam panels, making them light and easy to cut and install. The panels provide a versatile contemporary solution for installing concrete in a residential or commercial setting. Once installed they create the appearance of genuine architect-designed concrete walls.

Inspired by concrete? Take a look at our trend-focused Pinterest Board:
Follow My Warehouse Home’s board Top Trend: Concrete on Pinterest.

You can also read our Concrete Luxe feature in Warehouse Home Issue Two.

New technologies have given raw concrete a refined new look - Warehouse Home discovers more in Issue Two

New technologies have given raw concrete a refined new look – Warehouse Home discovers more in Issue Two


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