An open space, industrial features, former commercial buildings, high ceilings, exposed bricks, huge windows; the attributes offered by an authentic loft apartment is high on the agenda of the Clerkenwell and Shoreditch buyer.
Clerkenwell and Shoreditch’s industrial past has meant that the areas have some exquisite and quirky spaces, with many factories dating back to the industrial revolution, when these areas were the working heart of London.
Many of these sturdy buildings housed printers, haberdashers, distilleries, breweries, gemmologists and smokehouses and now, have been transformed into homes which amalgamate industrial spaces with the finest design finishes.
This eclectic mix of creative spaces and an almost romantic vision of living, allows an incoming homeowner the freedom to create and adapt a living environment that is both personal and social, eliminating the defined spaces most commonly found in a traditional house.
Expect the unexpected, a loft apartment does not have to conform to traditional living, it is about the open space, exposing the raw material of the original building and creating wonderful drama.
Current loft apartments for sale
The Ziggurat, EC1 £750,000
The Ziggurat, is one of the most recognised and sought after loft buildings in Clerkenwell, converted in 1997 by the architects ORMS.
This splendid Art Deco landmark is seen as a flagship of Industrial architecture and remains a 20th Century classic alongside The Hoover Building and the Michelin Building. A former Printworks, it serviced nearby Fleet Street which up until the mid-1980s was the home of the British News Paper.
Converted into 61 loft apartments, many retaining original features such as exposed concrete ceilings, sandblasted brick and concrete columns.
This spectacular loft apartment has been recently, sympathetically refurbished by the current owners retaining its wonderful features. The accommodation comprises breath-taking loft room with extremely high ceilings, newly installed kitchen and bathroom.
The Banner Building, EC1 £1,750,000
This symmetrically designed Edwardian warehouse, was constructed in 1911 and is a proud example of a manufacturing and show room premises. It combines rich red and glazed brick work with relief columns and decorative pediment entrance framing inspired by the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio more commonly known as Palladian Architecture.
Comprising just 12 loft apartments many still retain the original Edwardian crittall windows, exposed brick, steel girders, wide floor boards and double height atriums. The apartment for sale offers all these dramatic features with three double bedrooms and vast, open plan living space.
The Former Scholl Factory, EC1 £1,325,000
We love this truly amazing, authentic loft apartment.
This handsome, landmark red brick building on St John Street epitomises the very best of loft living with its huge Crittall windows, exposed ceiling beams, solid wood flooring and original cast iron sliding fire doors.
The space within the apartment is breath-taking and offers flexible and versatile accommodation allowing the loft to be used inventively. Known as the Scholl Building it was built in the early 1900s by Boreham, Son and Wallace and was originally occupied by The United Yeast Company, a subsidiary of the large Scottish whisky distillery group. It was the headquarters of the Scholl Manufacturing Co, the foot care and medical equipment specialists from the early 1930’s, until the company’s takeover in the late 1980s.Converted in the 1990s the building comprises of just 13 loft apartments and has been and is, home to world class actors, writers, designers, architects, lawyers and business people.
Dickens Court, EC1 £1,150,000
This elegant red brick, late Victorian loft building was constructed in 1901 – 1905 by the architect Robert W Hobden as warehousing and factory buildings, undergoing a full refurbishment programme in 2003 – 2005 now housing some of the most sought after apartments in Clerkenwell.
This superb lateral loft still retains the original Warehouse windows and brickwork, with two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, open living space, balcony and secure underground parking.
Located on Britton Street which is one of the most sought after addresses in Clerkenwell, it runs parallel to St John’s Lane and moments away from Farringdon Station, which will be the new home of one of London’s most prominent Crossrail Stations giving direct access to four of London’s International Airports as well as excellent links to The City, Canary Wharf and London’s West End.
Hurford Salvi Carr have been selling these amazing spaces for over 20 years, we are the original loft specialists and are pioneers of loft living in Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, we understand them, we appreciate them and this is why we love loft living.
If you are thinking of selling your loft or would like more information about buying one please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you.
City sales office: 020 7250 1012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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