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Luxury Steel Lane Property, London

Urban Spaces London-based property specialists are offering this fabulous (1650 sq ft plus 500 sq ft roof terrace) apartment designed by budding designer, James O’Keefe. The contemporary property is his first urban development and can be found in Aldgate/Shadwell, London, England.

With a background in property and experience in lighting for music videos and commercials, this was his first dabble in property developing.

O’Keefe originally set out to buy his dream, loft-style property in E1, however due to the lack of unique contemporary London properties within his budget, he decided to create his own.

The result is four levels of open plan space on Steels Lane, which wrap around a central floating staircase. The feel is organic, with a lovely mix of London old stock, glass, smooth plastered floors and walnut flooring. The walnut flooring is echoed in 2.8m high walnut doors, which you can use to close the whole of the first floor – and cleverly making great use of the enormous space more adaptable. Unusually for the location there is a large outdoor space provided by the roof terrace and an indoor garage on the ground floor.

This area of east London is steeped in industrial history but the land, which this property now stands on, also has an interesting place in London’s music history. Originally the site held an old pickle factory and it is from that factory which it is rumoured that Kenny Jones of Who fame stole jars of pickles in order to buy his first drum kit. Quite the contribution to 20th century rock!

But perhaps the most interesting thing about the contemporary London property is that O’Keefe designed it for him to live in. Not only does this mean that it is finished to a higher standard than usual as it was under his watchful eye, but also that the end result is a beautiful home, not a profit.

A truly one of a kind urban space comes from this classic mix of old warehouse style and modern luxury living.

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Images courtesy of Urban Spaces.

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October 19, 2012 | Property | View comments

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