A Converted London Warehouse Decked Out in Glass Bricks Seeks £2.4M

Set on the banks of Regent’s Canal, this Union Wharf home takes in scenic views with porthole windows and an enviable rooftop terrace.

Property Details: 

Location: Union Wharf, Arlington Avenue, London N1, England

Price: £2,250,000 ($2,735,860)

Year Built: 2001

Architect: TPM Studio

Footprint: Three bedrooms, two and a half baths

From the Agent: "This considered three-bedroom house occupies an enviable canalside location on Union Wharf in Islington. A rare, modern conception, the house is arranged on three floors and was converted from a light industrial warehouse in 2001. The house has private access to the Regent’s Canal towpath and is crowned by a sunroom on the private south-east facing roof terrace, which has far-reaching views along the water. Despite its peaceful setting, it is a short walk from the vibrant shops and restaurants of coveted Upper Street, Angel, and Clerkenwell."

According to the listing, the home (right), is situated along a private mews running between the southern boundary of Arlington Square and Regent’s Canal. It’s within easy reach of the nearby shops, bars, and restaurants of Upper Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Clerkenwell.

"Defined by a striking facade of blue bricks, glass, and a porthole window, the house is set in a building that references its canalside position," states the listing. "Glazed walls make the most of the riverside location and allow sun to flood in throughout the day. Also on the ground floor is a garage, which is currently used as a utility space."

The ground floor holds an open-plan living area, dining room, and kitchen. 

"The minimalist kitchen by Roundhouse has a sleek black wraparound Schist worktop, with space for stools to be placed underneath," reads the listing. "A gas hob and stainless-steel sink sit under the mews-facing window. Black cabinetry blends seamlessly with the worktops and incorporates Miele appliances, creating a sense of cohesion and flow."

Light exposed brick lines the kitchen wall, which is illuminated by a unique set of recessed ceiling lights. 

Large windows in the dining and living rooms bring in lots of natural light. Wall-mounted shelving and drawers allow for ample storage. 

The living area is on the ground floor, just off from the entry hallway and stairs leading to the bedrooms and rooftop terrace. 

The half-bath is accessible from the entry hallway. 

The home boasts captivating oak herringbone flooring throughout. The curved window at the front of the house saturates the corridor and stairwell with light across two floors. 

"Each room has built-in wardrobes and windows overlooking the canal and the city."

The amply sized primary bedroom has an en suite which can be accessed through a pocket door.

Smoked oak doors run the entire length of the hall, which is brightened by gallery ceiling lights and large floor-to-ceiling windows, and opens to three rooms. 

The second bedroom is large enough to function as a nursery or a large guest room. 

The primary bathroom is finished in blue-and-white terrazzo, white tile, and wood cabinetry. There is also a fluted marble backsplash.

"The current architect owner undertook the design for the full internal refurbishment, along with the impressive, triple-aspect sunroom placed atop the roof terrace overlooking the canal below," states the listing. "A polished concrete floor grounds the space and rises to form a skirting section; exposed timber beams form the ceiling."

An expansive terrace, bound by a parapet wall, unfolds across the roof of the home and wraps around the sunroom, offering expansive views of the London skyline. 

"Arlington square, where this home is situated, is a much-coveted area of London, and was recently voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK," according to the listing.


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