This modern, two-bedroom flat in Hackney’s sought-after Textile Building has a storied history. Formerly a factory for the iconic British design house, Burberry, the building has been sensitively renovated to give a characterful feel with a nod to its industrial past.
The huge factory windows are a stand-out feature in this stylish fourth-floor flat. In the living area, they surround double doors which open out to a west-facing balcony, meaning the room bathes in beautiful golden-hour sunlight. Throw open the doors in summer and make the most of the great flow of indoor/outdoor space.
As you enter the living area, a contemporary white kitchen with subway tiles gives the space a fresh and bright feel, while wooden floors throughout also bounce the light around really effectively. In the lounge side of the room, bespoke built-in shelves add further character and useful extra storage space for books and decorative pieces.
The master bedroom has a New York loft vibe with its exposed brick wall, enormous feature window and wide concrete windowsill. This room also faces west for wonderful sunset cloud-watching. Fitted wardrobes along one wall add a bold pop of colour.
The flat’s stylist owner has ensured the finish and colour choices throughout are tasteful and considered, this extends to the glossy grey tiled bathroom with shower over bath and the deep blue entrance hall. The second bedroom (or home office) also features a built-in wardrobe, so there’s plentiful clothes storage. And there's underfloor heating throughout.
The Textile Building is a secure and creative place to live, with a portered reception and workspaces for fashion designers including Christopher Raeburn on the ground floor. Continuing the theme, the flat is on the same street as designer shopping outlets such as Burberry, Joseph, Pringle and Aquascutum. Hackney Central station is just half a mile away and London Fields station is only marginally further, so the location is ideal for commuters to the city (Liverpool Street and its connection to Crossrail is just seven minutes on a train).
There’s a buzzing sense of community and creativity in this part of Hackney and it’s a wonderful place to explore, with London Fields and Victoria Park both less than a mile away. In the local area, you’re truly spoiled for choice with independent shopping and dining on your doorstep. There’s a Picturehouse cinema on nearby Mare Street, some of the best bakeries in London are within an easy Sunday morning stroll and new coffee shops and restaurants are opening all the time, making it an exciting and well-connected place to call home.
Lease LengthApprox 993 years
Service ChargeApprox £1980 pa (Ground Rent: approx £300pa)
591 sq ft
54.9 sq m
There’s a buzzing sense of community and creativity in this part of Hackney and it’s a wonderful place to explore, with London Fields and Victoria Park both less than a mile away. In the local area, you’re truly spoiled for choice with independent shopping and dining on your doorstep.