An impressive two-bedroom duplex apartment in a unique mews in Forest Gate. The building, completed in 2019, was designed by Marcus Lee, formerly a director at the Richard Rogers Partnership, and comprises a studio apartment on the ground floor (also available for rent) and the duplex on this top two floors, complete with its own roof terrace.
The apartment is entered through Corten steel gates and wooden screening that shields a front courtyard. A metal staircase, lit from above by a large skylight, leads to the first floor, where there are two double bedrooms with a Jack and Jill shower room — the main bedroom also benefits from a large bathtub. Both bedrooms have ample storage via concealed wardrobes in Douglas fir panelling. The restricted palette of materials continues upstairs on the second floor. An impressive dual-aspect, open-plan living space and kitchen with grey-painted joist ceilings, latex screed floors, and exposed bricks give the room an industrial warehouse feel. The bespoke kitchen features Douglas fir-faced ply cabinetry and lacquered tops.
Sprowston Mews is located five minutes walk from Forest Gate train station, and is home to an emerging creative community of architects and self-builders, inspired by the experimental mews house-building of the 1960s, such as Murray Mews in Camden.
—Offered unfurnished (with flexibility)
Area and transport
Forest Gate is named after the southern gate to Epping Forest, one of the largest expanses of common land in London. Wanstead Flats, with its 450 acres of heathland, are within a fifteen minutes’ walk. It is incredibly well connected with frequent trains to Liverpool Street taking just 13 minutes. The arrival of Crossrail will bring cross-London trains directly to Forest Gate with a journey time of 17 minutes to Tottenham Court Road. Wanstead Park and Woodgrange Park are on the Overground with trains to Gospel Oak and Barking.