THE BOHEMIAN DREAM HOME
This extraordinary detached warehouse in Islington is quite possibly the most amazing house we’ve ever seen. Split over two floors and with two studio spaces as bedrooms, the house takes over 3,500 sq ft of prime real estate in north London. The space was designed in collaboration with 6a Architects and the current owner, an art collector. It is a bohemian dream and very rare for a property like this to come on the market.
The house, which is within a gated mews near Angel, is very flexible. At the moment there is a reception room, utility room and two artist’ studios, which would become bedrooms. On the first floor, there’s 86ft of living space, which comprises an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, bedroom with freestanding bath and a separate shower room.
The house was designed with the art collector in mind, a series of glass vitrines and museum archive storage units set on floor runners can be repositioned to create different spatial arrangements. A spiral staircase in the kitchen provides access to the roof, which has an irrigation system, a decked seating area, and planting by the renowned landscape designer Dan Pearson.
Despite it’s boho look, the house is built to a high spec, it has underfloor heating, solar panels, an air-source heat pump and a wood-burning fire. There is a projector and cinema screen on the upper floor, with built-in speakers and a Sonos sound system, and remote-control roof blinds. The finest materials have been used in building of this house: Museum-standard UV glass that admits extensive natural light but doesn’t damage the artworks; built-in ceramic tiles by the artist Paula Rego; bronze door furniture designed by 6a Architects; cast-concrete worktops; fossilised stone salvaged from Heathrow Airport; floors and kitchen worktops made from poured concrete.
Take a look around the wonderful home: