Distinctive Victorian conversion two-bedroom loft-style apartment
Encompassing 1394 sq. ft. of flexible living space, this remarkable Victorian conversion is a unique apartment split over three levels.The ground floor kitchen/reception room area is flooded in light through double height windows while the lofted ceiling creates an exceptional feeling of space. The room is floored in the original solid wood parquet which together with the original coloured wall-tiling results in a stunning 19th Century meets up-to-date stylish interior. The open-plan kitchen is modern with built-in appliances. The ground floor includes a smart bathroom with shower.The mezzanine level comprises the principal bedroom with a traditional en-suite bathroom.The lower ground sections of the apartment, previously an artist's studio and workshop, offer considerable flexibility in terms of function and creativity. They are currently used as a gym and a games room.Designed in 1892 by the well-known architect, Sir Arthur Blomfield, the foundation stone was laid in 1893 by the then Duke of York. Hence the name “Duke York House”. This outstanding building was originally intended as a seamen's mission. It was opened by the then Prince of Wales in 1894 and listed as a Grade II building in 1973.
Duke of York House is located on the corner of East India Dock Road and Hale Street, adjacent to the various green spaces of Poplar Recreation Ground. The property is within a mile walk of Canary Wharf, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants. The historic and convenient Crisp Street market is just down the road.There are many transport links close by. Poplar and All Saints DLR stations are both a minute's walk away, with direct routes to Bank, Tower Gateway, Royal Greenwich and Stratford International. Westminster and Stratford, along with Westfield Shopping Centre, can be reached on the Jubilee line from Canary Wharf Station. Buses 15, N15, 115, N551 stop just outside the door.