Butlers & Colonial Wharf, London SE1

Regular price £675,000.00 Sale

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Butlers & Colonial Wharf is one of London's most iconic warehouse conversions. The Grade II listed warehouse building towers over the waterfront promenade, on the south bank of the Thames, and stands immediately adjacent to Tower Bridge. In the nineteenth century the surrounding area, Shad Thames, comprised the largest warehouse complex in Europe. It was here, in the early 1990s, that London's loft living scene was born. Today, a walk along the charming cobbled streets of Shad Thames will take you past London's most exclusive residential warehouse conversions and several of the city's most exciting dining and drinking destinations. In addition to the many excellent restaurants, coffee shops and authentic London pubs to be found in this vibrant part of London, other local attractions easily reached from Butlers & Colonial Wharf include The Globe theatre, the Oxo Tower, Tate Modern, among the many interests offered along the South Bank.

This top-floor one-bedroom apartment in Butlers & Colonial Wharf offers an array of authentic warehouse characteristics, the most impressive of which are the beautifully preserved roof timbers in every room. At 682 sq ft (the size of a typical two-beroom apartment), it offers the sense of space that so many look for in contemporary loft living. Over-sized skylights offer far-reaching views over London and fill the immaculate interiors with natural light.

The current owner's meticulous eye for detail has resulted in attractive interiors that successfully combine heritage features with modern design. In the open-plan living area, charcoal grey cupboards with copper hardware and teal tiles offset the beautiful patination of the aged roof timbers. Corner seating maximises on available space in the open-plan living room and provides a variety of spaces in which to relax as well as entertain. Throughout the property, including the spacious bedroom and bathroom, bespoke joinery conceals plenty of storage under historic eaves. 

Butlers & Colonial Wharf is ideally located for those wanting to walk to work in London Bridge, Bankside and Southwark on the South side of the Thames and to Wapping and the City of London across the water, crossing Tower Bridge. London Bridge station is just a short walk away, offering the Northern and Jubilee underground lines, Thameslink trains between Gatwick and Luton Airports and National Rail services to Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

“I’d spotted this place online when I first started looking for a property, but it was already under offer. Then, while I was away on holiday, I noticed it had become available again and I made a beeline for it the minute I returned.”