Crooked Billet Yard

London E2

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Designed by the architects Cox Bulleid, this 3-bedroom live/work house with studio combines flexible accommodation with exceptional modern design. It is located in a small yard off Kingsland Road / Shoreditch High Street, on the border of the E2 and N1 postcodes.

The property is entered via a gated south-facing courtyard garden at the front, which has fragrant climbing plants on all sides – a green oasis in the heart of the city. This could be used for parking if required.

The ground floor contains a large open-plan studio with a kitchenette, which makes an ideal work space. The first floor, part of which is double-height, contains an open-plan kitchen and reception room, with access to a balcony. The second floor contains two bedrooms, one with access to another balcony, and a bathroom. On the top floor is the master bedroom, again with its own balcony (with fine views towards the City), and an en-suite shower room. All of the balconies face south.

The property was built in 2008. It has garnered much praise for its energy efficiency, and was named Best Eco Home at the Grand Designs Awards in 2009. It has been designed to make the most of its orientation. The front elevation is almost entirely glazed, with the remaining three sides wrapped in a layer of thermally efficient insulating render. Planted balconies prevent overheating during the summer and allow direct solar heating during the winter. The building is naturally ventilated and uses the stair as a simple stack effect to draw in fresh air during the summer months.

Crooked Billet Yard is conveniently located for the restaurants, bars and shops of Shoreditch and Hoxton Square. Columbia Road, with its famous flower market, is a short walk to the east; Spitalfields is to the south; and Old Street, Islington and Clerkenwell can be found to the west. Old Street station offers quick access to the West End via the Northern Line, and Overground services are available from Hoxton and Shoreditch High Street, with regular services to Canada Water.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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