Warehouse Conversion In Clerkenwell
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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You can also read our Concrete Luxe feature in Warehouse Home Issue Two.
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