An excellent opportunity to rent a large double bedroom, with the additional use of a spare room which could be used as a home office, in a spacious duplex apartment shared with one other person — a professional designer in his 30s. The apartment is located near Columbia Road and has recently been fully refurbished by its architect-owner. It is conveniently situated on the ground and first floors and benefits from its own entrance.
On the ground floor there is a new fully-fitted spacious modern kitchen with room for a dining table; a living room with access directly to a generous private terrace; a modern cloakroom with Barbican sink; and a single bedroom/study. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a new modern bathroom with high-quality fittings and underfloor heating. Central heating is controlled by a Nest smart thermostat.
Parking in the carpark adjacent to the property or a street parking is available subject to application to Tower Hamlets Community Housing.
The double bedroom available benefits from floor-to-ceiling built-in storage, with views overlooking Grade II listed St Peter’s Church. It is available from March (no couples). Rent is exclusive of bills.
The apartment is situated opposite the Grade II listed St Peter’s Church, one of only two surviving churches of the ‘12 apostles of Bethnal Green’, adding a lovely soundtrack of bell ringing and singing, making the area a peaceful sanctuary. St Peter’s Close is ideally located within easy walking distance of both Bethnal Green underground (Central Line) and Cambridge Heath and Hoxton overground, there are also good bus links. It is situated in close proximity of Columbia Road flower market, Broadway Market and Shoreditch.
Traditionally the East End of London had been an area with strong ties and values, but these were beginning to disappear following the damage caused by the Second World War, both the London County Council and Bethnal Green Metropolitan Borough Council built extensively to rehouse local people. By 1965 the new Tower Hamlets London Borough announced a 10-year housing programme, initially to complete the schemes of the metropolitan boroughs. St Peter’s Close, designed by the GLC, is part of the Avebury East Estate which was completed in 1975. Following the Ronan Point disaster, architects had started to turn away from high-rise buildings and monolithic estates, towards low-rise, high-density developments that more closely followed the original London street pattern.