This 19th century former print house in Hoxton, with its wealth of dramatic period features and lashings of character, makes for a stunning home. Rosalind Sack takes a tour…
THE PRINT HOUSE’S LARGE AND SOCIABLE KITCHEN ARRANGED AROUND AT THE CENTRAL WOODEN-TOPPED ISLAND. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
There are some homes that stop you dead in your tracks. Homes that are so wonderfully unique that they demand you take a closer look. This former 19th century print house in Hoxton Square, which is currently on the market with The Modern House design-led estate agency, is one such property that we have fallen for, in a big way.
Its generous proportions, lofty scale and beautiful period features, not to mention creative flair, combine to create an endlessly characterful home designed for living. Telling stories at every turn, this home has style and grace, yet it never compromises on comfort… Just look at that giant sofa!
Arranged across five floors joined by a beautiful open tread wooden staircase, the home also features an artist’s studio, cinema room, even a steam room. Original timber beams, wood and concrete flooring, exposed brick walls and the use of metal celebrates its industrial heritage, yet the aesthetic is softened with rich colours, luxurious fabrics and lots of greenery from floor to ceiling.
THE DRAMATIC LIBRARY WITH SOARING CEILINGS AND THAT STATEMENT SOFA. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
A GIANT SIX-OVEN AGA BENEATH A SERIES OF PITCHED ROOF LIGHTS AND TUMBLING GREENERY. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
THE ART-FILLED CHIMNEY STACK SITS BETWEEN A TOWERING WALL OF CUSTOM BOOKSHELVES. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
A BEAUTIFUL WALL OF TIMBER-FRAMED STAINED GLASS SEPARATES THE LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
AN INTIMATE CORNER OF THE LIBRARY PRESIDED OVER BY THE RESIDENT TROPICAL FISH. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
FRENCH DOORS OPEN ON TO A PRETTY GREEN ROOF TERRACE FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
AN ATTENTION-GRABBING COPPER BATH WITH A VIEW SITS BY THE WINDOW IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
THE SECLUDED ROOF TERRACE FILLED WITH GREENERY FEELS FAR-REMOVED FROM THE BUSTLING CITY. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
THE ELEGANT GUEST BEDROOM WITH ITS ANTIQUE FURNTIURE AND PAINTED PANELLED WALLS. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
A GLIMPSE FROM THE PANELLED BEDROOM TO THE SHOWER ROOM BEYOND WITH ITS MOSAIC FLOOR AND EXPOSED BRICK. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
THE AIRY ARTIST STUDIO SPACE FLOODED WITH NATURAL LIGHT. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
AN INTIMATE, LIGHT-FILLED ROOM WITH A CRITALL WALL BRIMMING WITH CURIOSITIES AND GREENERY WHICH SOFTENS THE CITY SKYLINE BEYOND. IMAGE: THE MODERN HOUSE
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