Built in the 1890s, this property in Bethnal Green stabled working horses for Pullman carriages. It went on to be used as a furniture warehouse and a picture framing studio. The current owner spent several years working with artists and architects on the renovation. All of the doors, beams and windows needed to be replaced. A modern third floor extension was added. Throughout the refurbishment, a strong emphasis was placed on retaining the integrity of the old building and the materials used complement its industrial heritage. Exposed brick walls contrast with polished plaster, concrete blockwork and a waxed concrete board. A matt concrete floor runs throughout the ground floor; on the upper floors striking black-oiled oak floorboards were introduced. Marble used for the first floor kitchen was brought in from Carrara and forms a stunning area for entertaining guests. All of the brickwork in the property was painted with marble dust. And Corian planters were installed in front of the first floor Crittall windows. There has also been a concerted effort to re-use materials wherever possible too; although the timber beams were unsound and had to be removed from the property, many were cleverly repurposed as a garden fence. The current owner designs and produces events and experiences for high-end clients and her home reflects her professional expertise, with every detail perfectly executed and the property's layout endlessly adaptable. It is one of the largest in the quiet cobbled mews, with a large square profile and excellent proportions. The flexible layout of just under 3000 square feet includes bathrooms on every floor and kitchens on the ground and first floors, each with their own private access. This distinctive feature makes the property ideal for families with multi-generational living in mind, as well as those looking for their own occupation but with an angle for an income producing investment.
There is a vibrancy to Bethnal Green, with many great bars and restaurants. Peary Place is conveniently located for several local parks, two classic East End pubs and a Victorian swimming pool. It is just a 5 minute walk from Bethnal Green tube for direct transportation to Liverpool Street and Bank on the Central line.
“The previous owner told me that this property is 'lucky', and I have certainly always found it to be an extremely happy place to live. It took 3 years for the planning applications to be approved and a further 3 years to complete the renovations. But, in the end, it was absolutely worth it.”
Share with a friend
Take a look at this property currently on the market with Warehouse Home.