If we all had enough free time we’d be able to visit the best houses for sale in London, but we do not. With so many houses to gawp at and so little time to gawp, we thought we’d round up some of the best homes that London has on offer. This week’s London property of the week is Archway Studio, a fantastical experiment in space and shape situated in SE17.
Archway Studios, Dartford Street, London SE17
An award-winning industrial development
£999,999 via Modern House
This property is an award winner and it’s not hard to see why. The industrial steel exterior contrasts with the immaculate white interior characterised by sweeping contours. The space sits beneath and around a nineteenth century railway bridge, but is not deterred by the awkward location, using it instead as one of its great qualities.
The interior features flowing curves that move with the limited space to capture and draw natural light into the living areas below. Steel foils act as a protective acoustic shield around the house so that the two bedrooms, two bathrooms and study are undisturbed by the sounds of the railway above. All under one roof, you’ll find a full family home and a photography studio, with rooms stemming from a central three-storey atrium. The open core of the building allows abundant natural light into the property which, without such architectural flair, may have seemed a dark and dingy space.
Where is it?
Add all of this to the fact that the property is situated in the centre of many exciting restaurants, bars and cafes and you’ve got a winner. Easy access to central London via Northern and Bakerloo lines from Kennington and Elephant and Castle stations is the icing on the cake.
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Missed out on last week's top London property? Then take a look inside Bentinck Mews; a 3-bedroom property nestled down a cosy cobbled no-through road found just off Marylebone Lane.