In London, a Dashing Apartment Atop a Former Warehouse Seeks £1.46M

Home to Brazilian architect and designer Juliano Cordano, the two-story penthouse boasts a spacious roof deck with views over Shoreditch.
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Property Details:

Location: 45 Tabernacle Street, London, UK

Price: £1,460,000 (approximately $1,839,885)

Footprint: 1,158 square feet (2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms)

Year built: 1870

Architect: Juliano Cordano

From the agent: "This superb apartment, with an impressive private roof terrace, is arranged over two floors at the top of a former Victorian warehouse on Tabernacle Street and reaches over 1,100 square feet internally. The locally listed building has a London stock brick facade, and was extensively renovated in the early 2000s, when four apartments were created, and a striking glass extension was added to the top floor. Furniture designer and architectural artist Juliano Cordano then implemented an impressive and holistic redesign of the interiors, using a bold palette of meshed and rusted steel, Iroko and engineered oak, that contrasts with a careful use of primary colors throughout."

Perched on the top two floors of a Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, London, the apartment is currently home to architect and designer Juliano Cordano and executive coach Jose-Luiz Moura, a Brazilian couple who moved to London in 2009. In his renovation, Cordano infused the apartment with touches of Memphis and Brazilian brutalism.

"In the open-plan living and dining space, black walls rise from engineered-oak flooring, stained a similar deep hue," writes the Modern House.

A glazed, sloping ceiling allows light to wash over the dining area. "We moved in before we started the work, so we got to experience the space," says Cordano. "It’s how we got our ideas, as we started to understand things like how the sunlight hits the flat and where the best views are."

Enclosed by a partition of steel mesh, the Bulthaup kitchen features Gaggenau ovens and a stainless steel sink that can be obscured by a yellow curtain.

The mezzanine currently serves as a bedroom. "The wall of glazing cuts across the space, and the same striking metal found throughout Juliano Cordano’s design forms a bedhead; a bespoke Iroko cabinet runs along one side," states the listing.

Playful touches abound, evident in the bathroom, which features yellow paint, stainless steel, and white tiles. A deep bath—a plunge pool of sorts—and shower are on the other side.

"It’s a home full of surprises and bespoke details," says Cordano. "If you open a drawer, the inside will be a different color. It’s all about creating a reaction. I love when people comment on the design."

The current homeowners love to entertain, so they created bunk beds for guests to stay over.

A raw steel spiral staircase leads to the roof terrace.

"A bench seat and table are set amongst ivy, lavender, and bamboo that rise from rusted steel planters," states the listing.

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