This two-bedroom home in Mile End offers a taste of Georgian London with modern comforts and colours.
The 950 sq ft terrace home is the archetypal East End dwelling, constructed in 1828 when Welsh politician Sir Charles Morgan was laying out the nearby Tredegar Square, now a conservation area. The Georgian terrace houses have brick uppers, arched windows and flat roofs, and because the street is the conservation zone, it feels much as it would have 200 years ago – minus the horse and carriages.
Inside the Aberavon Road property, for sale via Inigo for £950,000, interiors have been sensitively refurbished by the current owners in keeping with the building’s heritage. A grey-green colour palette sets a soothing tone in the double reception room on the ground floor, which riffs on the cosiness of the period via a modern hearth and wood-burning stove.
Shuttered windows, built-in bookshelves and exposed floorboards also feature in the space. At the same time, the kitchen has a striking design by Devol, with cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green and herringbone parquet underfoot, and overlooks the decked garden, planted with herb beds.
The serene colour scheme continues upstairs, where two bedrooms are whitewashed and the bathroom, with freestanding tub, is daubed in a raw plaster shade.