Waterside warehouse living is on offer at this recently refurbished London loft, which is part of the city’s Victorian Royal Docks and undergone a recent refurbishment.
The Grade II-listed Warehouse K dates back to the mid-1800s and was designed by British engineer George Parker Bidder to store tobacco. The riverfront Royal Docks was once the largest port in the world and was a significant part of the city until the 1980s, used for cargo and passengers.
Its adaptive reuse and redevelopment has seen new homes and transport links added to the area, and some of its historical structures reimagined as apartments. This London loft, for sale with The Modern House, for £765,000, retains all the hallmarks of its former life, including bare brick walls and timber beams – contrasted by new marble countertops, brass taps and oak floorboards.
An open-plan living and kitchen space looks onto the nearby docks, and a pair of bedrooms – including one with an ensuite – sit either side of an internal courtyard. Warehouse K loft is five minutes walk from Custom House DLR station, which will connect to Crossrail.