Design Project: This super-slick home is a converted garage

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The Modern House - converted garage

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Designed by architect Stuart Hatcher, this converted garage is now a beautiful three bedroom house that cleverly occupies a plot of land on Bow Common Lane, a short walk from Mile End Park in east London. 

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The Modern House - converted garage

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Taking up the site of a former mechanic’s garage in a conservation area, the original structure remains. Yet it is deceptively configured across three storeys, including private courtyard lined with Crittal windows and a secluded roof terrace.

The Modern House - converted garage

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Slightly set back from Bow Common Lane, a peaceful residential street, the property stands out from the Victorian houses with its black-painted brick facade and industrial-style wooden doors.

Sections of frosted glazing draw light into the house, whilst offering total privacy.

The Modern House - converted garage

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Step inside and the split levels appear to rise at staggered junctures, beneath large sections of Crittal glazing and open-tread staircases. This creates a dramatic sense of scale and volume, while stylishly allowing the flow of natural light throughout. 

A minimal material palette complements these elements, including polished concrete floors, engineered oak parquet, black steel, exposed brick and extensive sections of glazing throughout, with interior design by Mad Atelier.

The Modern House - converted garage

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On the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen and dining room, as well as a guest W/C and internal bike store, positioned beneath two large skylights. The pitched ceiling in this section of the house is double height. 

A short staircase leads down to large light-well forming a courtyard with glazing doors on three sides. A master bedroom with en-suite is positioned on one side, while a guest bedroom is positioned on the opposite side of the courtyard. 

The Modern House - converted garage

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There is a basement below with a large family bathroom, lined with polished concrete, a plant room and a utility room with excellent storage space.

The Modern House - converted garage

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The living room is on the first floor, overlooking the kitchen and dining room at one end and down into the light-well at the other. 

This space forms the heart of the house and leads onto a third bedroom with en-suite shower room at the rear of the plan. Stairs lead up to a private roof terrace with views over the rooftops, towards Mile End Park.

The Modern House - converted garage

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The property is for sale for £1,495,000 on The Modern House

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