Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Hackney - Rufus Street
Shape up your style in this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Georgian home in trendy Hoxton
Frame of mind
On sunny days, venture from the trendy, industrial interior of this two bedroom apartment into the verdant centre of Hoxton square, and join the throngs of beautiful young things lounging on the benches and grass. On rainy days, sit and watch east London ebb and flow from the window. Visit the world famous White Cube gallery, and afterwards make the 20 second journey back to your home from home. Art books and antique furnishings lay on a perpetual feast for the eyes within, and a hidden terrace tantalises beyond the French windows without.
A teacher and an award-winning architecture guru share this Rufus Street home with their baby girl. They’ve poured their delectation for design into every aspect of the space, where quirky paintings and statues from their Mexican honeymoon abound. Within earshot of the much-adored Shoreditch bustle, they enjoy dining, drinking and dancing on their leafy terrace.
In good shape
A masterpiece in Georgian design, this spacious home is packed with enough original features to make old-world enthusiasts weak at the knees. In the sitting room, pace the aged floorboards under the thick, wooden beams and classical columns, and listen carefully – you know they’ve got stories to tell. Here, exposed brickwork lends a raw quality to the white walls, and the deep, cream sofas are perfect for getting lost in. Ever lie on the floor and ponder life’s mysteries? Do it here on one the intricate woven rugs, which light the room with their vibrant tones.
Once sufficiently sedated, open the cutting-edge kitchen’s double doors and take a turn on the terrace, where exotic terracotta pots tread the decking. In the stylishly simple master bedroom, sample the super king sized bed which languishes in the light from a period window, or bathe in the industrial luxury of the bathroom. A second bedroom caters for the pitter-patter of little and big feet alike, with a single bed and baby’s cot.
Arguably London’s most exciting microcosm, the hub of Hoxton is heaving with independent cocktail bars and restaurants, clothes boutiques, art galleries and intimate performance spaces. For ventures west, Old Street Underground station is a five minute walk away, and will hook you up with central London within fifteen minutes. Or eschew subterranean blues and catch one of the several buses that stop just outside, in just about any direction.
- children welcome
- non smoking only