As the creative hub of London’s trendy East End, Shoreditch is the city’s go-to district for vintage shopping, street food, independent cinema, art, nightlife, and former industrial buildings converted into lust-worthy lofts like this one.
Designed by ‘digital construction company’ HouseUP, the spacious penthouse is a perfect pad for the sophisticated bachelor with a creative side. The space retains some of the gritty, urban edge that originally drew London’s hipsters to the neighbourhood, but dresses it up with fancy fittings and a fresh coat of paint.
First we fell for the industrial vibes. Those high ceilings. Those exposed beams. All that aged brick. HouseUP leaned fully into the aesthetic, decorating with shelving made from copper pipes and faucets that look like they came from someone’s garden. Even the mirrors are designed to reflect (sorry) the crosshatched construction of those jumbo warehouse windows.
But that’s not to say the space is bleak or unwelcoming. HouseUP successfully balanced the building’s utilitarian origins with refined furnishings and carefully selected splashes of colour. A turquoise couch in the living room provides interesting contrast to the worn leather armchairs that sit opposite. The brand new kitchen is also outfitted in blue, with gleaming white subway tiles and copper hardware. Elsewhere, dashes of rich hunter green add life to an otherwise-minimalist bedroom.
Definitely adding this one to our man cave wish list.