Dalston,- an eclectic melting pot that plays host to trendy hangouts, cool eateries, hip vintage boutiques and a little bit of everything else.
With that being said, Alexander Rose Estates bring to the mix this characterful two bedroom duplex loft, located on the top two floors of an understated but imposing four storey Victorian conversion. Nestled down a leafy residential road, you are close enough to soak up the action of Kingsland High Road, while just out of earshot to appreciate local treasures such as St. Marks Church, Hackney Downs Park or the all year round London Fields Lido, with it’s heated pool and sunbathing area- all within a short stroll.
Natural light and Autumn hues paint the large West facing reception room through to the staircase landing from three directions, with the help of clever skylights on the upper floor. In the next room, a fully integrated L- shaped kitchen sets the scene in the sizable dining space, and now we’re cooking with gas. Put the kettle on, follow first light down a flight of stairs and think warm coffees on a crisp morning, saluting the sun from the South East facing balcony which overlooks the gardens and beyond. A modern, fitted bathroom and two generous double bedrooms, complete with fireplaces lead off the lower landing, with the smaller easily workable into a home office or games room, or maybe the larger as your own art studio or creative space.
And this section of East London is all about the arts. A Grade II listed building on nearby Kingsland High Road houses the locally adored Rio picturehouse,- delivering art- house favourites to big budget blockbusters in an art deco setting. If you don’t know whether it’s your ears or nose leading you, you’re probably somewhere near the famous Ridley Road Market, with over 150 stalls of culture, colour and celebration, there is always a bargain and a vibe to be had. And everyone’s welcome,- the Ridley Road Market Bar will “never turn you away for wearing the wrong shoes”.
A local resident of 23 years champions the “many places to hang out with friends, with a real community spirit involving all the family. Canal walks are a Sunday stroll away, and the nearby pedestrianised zones and school streets see the borough leading the way on zero carbon”.
Home is truly where the Art is.