Back in 1850, Nile Street was a costume factory, decking its eager Victorian customers in garb that was as delightful as it was extraordinary. And something of that playful spirit remains in this home’s extravagant, open-plan living space, where contemporary furniture mingles with a cowhide rug, luscious art, original floorboards and exposed brickwork. And downstairs, Shoreditch swings to the tune of some of the city’s most outré residents. Indulge beside the rooftop pool of Shoreditch House, sip a cocktail on Hoxton Square or visit any number of delicious eateries just beyond your front door.
Having a ball
Drape yourself in a colour palette of creams, browns and whites – from the storied floorboards to the well-appointed wooden furnishings. Industrial pieces in chrome and gloss mix with art deco curves, and the kitchen’s slick finish has been similarly softened with green leaves and a gilded mirror.
There’s two of everything, even the dishwasher – and indeed, with a pair of bunk beds in the children’s room, no one need fight for pole position. The scent of the living room’s potted plants drifts all the way through to the two double bedrooms, a stylised master, and an enchanting secret bedroom tucked behind a hidden door.