A spacious split-level apartment located in a Grade II-listed historic building in East London, where the early Modern Movement meets bohemian chic. This late 19th-century red brick building was originally built as the Mansfield House University Settlement. It was extended and refurbished by George Grey Wornum in the 1930s, including the stunning communal spiral staircase and terrazzo flooring. The apartment served as the building's cafeteria, designed by Wornum, and retains many original features, such as restored panel paintings by the talented designer and painter Miriam Wornum and 16-foot vaulted ceilings. Upon entering the apartment, guests are greeted by a compact hall that offers a practical space for storing coats and shoes. Passing through the original double doors, one is led down to a large open-plan dining area with a modern fitted kitchen at its far end. Ascending to the upper level is a thoughtfully arranged layout with distinct zones for sleeping, lounging, or working. Original floor-to-ceiling Crittall windows flood the space with natural light, and a modern bathroom, equipped with both a bath and a shower, adds a touch of contemporary convenience. The apartment's stylish interior is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern design classics such as Vitsoe shelving and Eames chairs. Whether you're a writer or designer, or simply need a serene retreat to read and think, this apartment offers a creative and peaceful oasis.
Situated in the East London docklands, the apartment is easily accessible via the Elizabeth Line and Jubilee Line, connecting you to central London in under half an hour. The nearby Stratford Station serves various transportation modes, including the Underground, Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), and National Rail services. The area is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood in the London Borough of Newham that offers several great parks nearby, including Plaistow Park and the large West Ham Park just a mile away. Prominent venues such as the O2 Arena, Excel Exhibition Centre, and Olympic Park Village are also close by. The Greenway footpath, a 7km stretch of verdant space, serves as a link between East Ham and Victoria Park offering both pedestrian and cycling routes from the apartment to various destinations, such as Zaha Hadid's pool in Olympic Park or Hackney Wick for a delightful pizza experience at Crate Brewery. The footpath interconnects with other nature trails, while also providing convenient access to Stratford Station.
George Grey Wornum (1878–1957) was a British architect who studied at Bradfield College and the Slade School of Art under the guidance of his uncle, Ralph Selden Wornum. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Wornum is best known for designing the RIBA Building at 66 Portland Place, London, which opened in 1934.
—1 x King sized double bed
—1 x Single Day bed (Alvar Aalto
—1 x Muji foldaway portable guest mattress
Extensive selection of books
Fully equipped kitchen
Bathroom toiletries provided
Serviced (weekly cleaning)
Parking is available at an additional cost
Base price is £133 per night, minimum 2 nights
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