Stunning bedroom in trendy East London with skylight and antique bath to rent for £830 a month, but there’s a catch
THIS stunning bedroom in trendy East London with a skylight and an antique bathtub on top is on the market for renters – but there’s a catch.
The double bedroom in the converted 1930s warehouse needs a new inhabitant, but you won’t be the only one living in the space.
Potential tenants will share space with an “eclectic mix of people” in one of the last “truly spectacular” old-fashioned warehouses.
There are five bedrooms around a colossal 1,200 square foot common area — with a plethora of antiques and vintage collectibles.
Vintage pin-up posters adorn the kitchen walls – and the space has a wood-burning stove for those chilly London nights.
And in the bathroom, one wall has exposed brickwork while the floor is a classic black and white checkerboard pattern.
The space is filled with an antique French tub and butler sink.
The room on offer, which will set you back £830 before bills, is a loft-style room, with high ceilings and a loft bed.
The listing on GumTree says: “This is a fabulous loft-style bedroom with high ceilings and a loft bed (which gives you the benefit of all the floor space available below).
“It’s a large ‘L’ shaped room with permanently fixed desk space and shelves below the mezzanine. It can be partially furnished with vintage pieces including a Chesterfield chair, wardrobe, ottoman and a mattress.
“This is one of the last really spectacular old-fashioned warehouse actions in Hackney, it’s one of a cluster of spaces inhabited by an eclectic mix of people; you won’t find many others like this one in zone 2.”
The huge common area has been used for photography sessions before — but there’s no TV to encourage “the endangered hobby of conversation.”
And the antique rooms aren’t for the faint-hearted, as the walls are adorned with taxidermy.
But millennials may be excited about the apartment’s overhead skylight, which gives plenty of natural light and is “ideal for our giant houseplants.”
And to add to the bizarre furnishings, the area also has its own church pulpit.
Current tenants said the wacky addition: “Great for sermons, political manifestos or just preaching to converts.”
But potential tenants have been warned that this is not a party house – so don’t expect to bring the whole pub home with you after a night out.
Up on the roof, the common area is currently used to grow vegetables and keep bees – so the listing is perfect for the eco-warrior.
But people sharing the space together need mutual ‘respect and appreciation’ and need to ‘contribute to the overall dynamic’ of the ‘peaceful’ apartment.
And a perfect tenant for this wacky apartment should be ready to have a “healthy debate on just about any topic” with the warning that “nothing is taboo”.
But they’ll also enjoy recycling, composting and plant conservation – as well as drag racing.
Writing about the tenants’ current interests, the listing read: “Interests include drag racing (seriously, real drag racing! Not RuPaul – but stilettos are also popular in the house), tiki, vehicular era, cycling, keeping fit, car boots, blues, cooking, pickling, gardening, vintage outfits, fashion, travel, cheese and music.”