Here’s a remarkable one-off for design-lovers. Once a narrowboat repair shop, this canal-side residence is now a contemporary dream of space and creativity. Downstairs in the main open-plan space, original wooden floors are accompanied by huge art prints and a Thomas Heatherwick chair. There’s also a small gym, and luxury bathrooms. But the real amazement awaits above, where a glass roofed, four-poster bedroom leads onto a broad rooftop cabana. Magnificent views extend down the waterway, and over St Paul’s Cathedral and nearby Islington.
Home truths: * Bedrooms 3 and 4 are on the small side
* Bedroom 4 is slightly dominated by the office equipment (desk, computer, filing cabinet etc) and is not very cosy (no bedside lights)
* It's a 12 minute walk to the nearest station (Essex Road)
* There are only 6 chairs around the dining table
* Two guests will be on a sofa bed
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