A great period exterior meets an impressive contemporary interior with this three-bedroom loft apartment in 1930s Mica House, Barnsbury Square, Islington, London N1.
Located in the Barnsbury Conservation area, the building itself dates back to 1935, when it was the Micanite factory, the work of architects Chamberlain & Williams. No longer industrial space though, as it was converted into six exclusive apartments in 1995 by modern-day architects Paxton Locher.
The end result is something cutting edge and spacious too - 2, 100 sq ft of space, all of which has recently been updated. On top of that, you get secure off-street parking in the courtyard, which is probably worth its weight in gold too.
As for that space, this is a ‘loft apartment’, but on the ground floor of the building, offering an ‘enormous’ reception room, a large modern kitchen with dining area, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, and a second bedroom with en-suite shower room. Part of that large reception room can also be partitioned off using sliding doors, so could, in theory, be used as a third double bedroom.
A good location and a design pedigree obviously don’t come cheap in that part of the world. If you want to make this our home, you’ll be looking at around £1,750,000.