Over the centuries the loft has served as the Paris artist’s atelier, the raw brick New York warehouse apartment and has achieved iconic cultural status in such incarnations as Andy Warhol’s Factory. In the process, lofts have become among the most desirable homes in cities across the world, loved for their character, volume and panoramic views.
The newly launched Lofts at Goodluck Hope, in east London, continue the tradition and give it a contemporary twist. Sophisticated, spacious and imbued with the industrial character that is the hallmark of the loft aesthetic, the Lofts crown two buildings – called Argo and Orion - at the 804 home neighbourhood taking shape on the Leamouth Peninsula.
The collection comprises just seven three bedroom apartments and one two bedroom home. A closer look at one of the three bedroom apartments reveals a generous 137 square metres of space, including an expansive open plan living space with dramatic pillars and a vaulted ceiling extending to 4.6 metres at its apex. With windows lining two walls, the space is flooded with daylight and views across the capital, making the most of Goodluck Hope’s location at the confluence of the River Lea and the River Thames.
Black metal windows frame the views, their aesthetic inspired by the maritime history and industry of the peninsula. Oak flooring continues the loft-style emphasis on texture and traditional materials. Beyond the living area is a 14 square metre terrace, a perfect space for alfresco wining and dining on long summer days.
"Over the centuries the loft has served as the Paris artist’s atelier, the raw brick New York warehouse apartment and has achieved iconic cultural status in such incarnations as Andy Warhol’s Factory. "
The kitchen adds its own notes of heritage-inspired elegance, in its use of dramatic colours and textures for its island unit, wall cabinetry and details.
The master bedroom forms a luxurious retreat, having windows on two walls and its own dressing room and ensuite. The second bedroom also boasts a dressing area. Grey carpeting to bedrooms provides a classic backdrop, while black and white mosaic flooring in the bathrooms clearly draws on Victorian heritage.
Jenny Steen, Sales Director at Ballymore, commented: “Our vision for Goodluck Hope is to create a close-knit riverside community with architecturally striking buildings and first-rate amenities. With nearby City Island now a thriving, cultural hub which includes the newly opened English National Ballet headquarters, along with galleries, music and dance recording studios and creative workspaces, we are sure that there will be plenty of interest from buyers who want to become a part of our island community.”
Visit www.goodluckhope.com for more information.