This elegant, characterful two-bedroom townhouse is nestled on the south bank of the River Thames. It began life as a warehouse for the bustling docks of the late nineteenth century and was converted into award-winning apartments in 1999. This exceptional reimagining has been amplified by its current owner, whose appreciation for colour, design and aesthetic has made this a truly unique London home.
It’s thought the building dates back to 1810 – which would make it one of the oldest surviving buildings on the Rotherhithe peninsula. Its conversion in the late 90s was carried out by Fletcher Priest Architects and Torben Rix Arkitekt, winning a RIBA Housing Design Award in 2000. The considered development optimises light, space and shape from the building’s industrial past and complements it with high-quality internal structures, windows, doors and fittings. The additional timber extensions provide light and space, but remain sensitive to the history of the building, its character and story remain throughout.
A total of 1055 sq ft split over three floors, you enter from street level and access a large entrance hall with substantial utility cupboard. On this floor there is a family bathroom, double bedroom and a kitchen, which is fitted with DeVOL shaker kitchen in Printer's Black, Perrin & Rowen taps, Jim Lawrence wall lights and Samsung appliances. Upstairs a large living space features lantern skylights and a captivating oriel window with views of the Thames. Adjustable timber louvres on the outside prevent being overlooked and glare from the sun. It's on this level that you also access a spiral staircase that leads up to a delightful sunroom, or study – a great work from home spot with spectacular views.
The designers of this refurbishment are Danish – and this shows in their ethos of communal living. A substantial outside balcony on the first floor is shared with all the homes in the development. Looking out over the Thames – with views across to Canary Wharf – this shared space also has an inside living area, kitchenette and WC.
Odessa Wharf is located next to Surrey Quays pier – where you can catch regular Uber boats around town, including a quick four-minute journey to Canary Wharf. The nearest overground stations are Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe and Canada Water – which is also on the Jubilee line. This whole area is steeped in history, and has lots of hidden gems to be found, including Surrey Docks Farm, Russia Dock Woodland and the various docks and waterways.
This is a leasehold property, with over 900 years left on the lease. The service charge is £2,600 per year and ground rent £100 per year. Council tax band ?
Lease LengthApprox 900 years
Service ChargeApprox £2600 pa
1055 sq ft
98 sq m
Odessa Wharf is located next to Surrey Quays pier – where you can catch regular Uber boats around town, including a quick four-minute journey to Canary Wharf. The nearest overground stations are Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe and Canada Water – which is also on the Jubilee line.