Located within an excellent location which has undergone massive changes, is this contemporary apartment offering 930sq/ft and located on the ground floor of this canal side development. The property is a unique corner-position ground floor flat, one of only four which have their own canal-side terrace, giving access to an amenity area, then directly on to the Kingsland Basin waterfront itself without fencing, through route or public footpath. This unusual setting made the flat the subject of an Evening Standard Property Pages feature, front page photo and garden award in 2009.
This property offers a huge open plan mezzanine bedroom/work space 18’7”x18’4” with view through glass panels to canal basin. The flat is designated ‘live-work’, in line with Planning Approvals at the time of its construction. The layout gives flexible alternative arrangements for those residents who want to make use of the live-work activities, though most current residents use it as residence only. Heating is with radiators throughout, and recently installed gas-fired combi boiler. The arrangement of the flat on the front door side, in a shaded protected corner of the block, means that there is little noise and slight exposure to weather on this side.
The development of Kingsland Basin is now just about complete, with new flats opposite (giving intriguing reflected morning sunlight even though the flat faces west), and a pleasant popular promenade walkway, cafes and the wild life on the canal, as well as a thriving neighboring community of residential boats. The canal basin itself is an important area of local wild life, including geese, ducks, coot and cormorants, and a wide range of fish (no fishing allowed) including carp.
Haggerston Overground is 2 minutes away, which has transformed access into the London-wide rail network, and the area is well provided with frequent bus services, local shops immediately opposite on Kingsland Road, major shopping centres at Dalston, Angel (along the canalside Jubilee pedestrian and cycle path) and Liverpool Street. Thus the canal basin has become a pleasant residential enclave at a convenient distance from the buzz of Hoxton and Shoreditch nightlife and the new trendy bars and restaurants of Dalston.