This two-bedroom double-height apartment occupies a Grade II-listed former ballroom in central Islington. It has been redesigned to a very high specification by the RIBA Award-winning architect Jonathan Clark, who has retained the existing ceiling height of 4.7m and added a mezzanine to create a highly dramatic living space.
The apartment provides 2,050 sq ft of internal accommodation over two floors. It has an open-plan living room / kitchen on the first floor, providing fantastic entertaining space with enormous original windows. There is a utility room, WC and cloakroom on this level, along with lots of storage. There are two double bedrooms on the second floor / mezzanine, along with a dressing room, large bathroom and small terrace.
Particular detail has been paid to the lighting (Lutron system designed by Jonathan Coles) and audiovisual systems (supplied and installed by Sevenoaks Sound and Vision, which include CAT 5 and HDMI Cabling).
The apartment has appeared in Vogue, GQ, Homes & Gardens and Living Etc, and is regularly used for photography and movie shoots.
This property is located in an excellent position, with a communal entrance onto the most in-demand section of Islington's vibrant Upper Street. Ottolenghi and Paul restaurants are opposite, and the Almeida theatre is adjacent. The apartment is to the rear of the building, with views onto the courtyard of renowned Italian restaurant Antonio.
Jonathan Clark Architects say of the property, “The main idea behind was to create a totally flexible space that can either be totally open or closed off. The upstairs bedroom spaces can all be sub-divided off from each other using hidden full-height sliding panels while the upstairs mezzanine in turn can be closed off from downstairs by gliding across the bespoke-made shutters. These shutters were specially designed to give total acoustic and blackout separation to the upper mezzanine spaces. They are made from solid oak with mirror strips and specially designed gaskets. The shutters help to give the apartment the feeling of a courtyard with shutters looking down over the space.”
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