It’s hard to find a room in this London home that does not have a fireplace. That’s because the Georgian-style dwelling was originally built in 1839, when furnaces with air ducts were yet a thing of the future.
Other remnants from its early days: decorative coving and original lime plaster ceilings throughout the house. Yet harmonizing with the home’s classic architectural details are bold, modern interiors and updates for contemporary living.
Set in the London Fields area of East London, the townhome is part of a trendy neighborhood with residences, cafes and markets. The namesake park contains children’s play areas, tennis courts and a cricket field.
The stately stone façade of the ground-level entry in the front garden gives way to brick above. The main reception or living room off the main hall features the first of many decorative fireplaces, an arched window, intricate molding and a lime ceiling. A contemporary chandelier extends from a ceiling medallion.
Toward the rear of the house is a fully updated kitchen outfitted by Naked Kitchens. The semi-open plan space features a dining area, large central skylight and access to the rear garden through black metal-framed glass doors.
A span of glass ceiling further illuminates the food prep surfaces. Sleek surfaces and modern appliances bring the center-island kitchen firmly into the 21st century.
Bathrooms include the ground-floor water closet, marble-tiled family bathroom suite and uppermost-level shower room. Design details include vessel sinks.
Two double bedrooms on the next level up both feature fireplaces and coving. There are two more double bedrooms above. Another nod to modernity are the acoustic, noise-dampening glass windows used throughout.
The cellar provides additional storage.
Designed to be low maintenance, the two-tiered backyard is fully landscaped with built-in seating, planter boxes, an outdoor sink and hardscaping.
The property is about a third of a mile from Haggerston Station and British Rail services. Services, pubs and a community center are within walking distance.
The asking price for the Queensbridge Road dwelling is GBP 2 million or about US $2.1 million. Graham Stubbs of Chestertons is representing the property.
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