Modern Masterpiece

An architecturally designed home in Islington

Notably one of London’s most sought after addresses, Islington is the cosmopolitan neighbourhood that buyers and tenants are flocking to. With independent boutiques on every corner, a thriving theatre scene and an abundance of eateries, the real beauty is in the properties available in this north London town.  

Celebrating the grandeur of the Victoria era is a striking townhouse on Englefield Road. This project has been an intense labour of love, from its acquisition in 2014 to completion in 2018, and is now available to buy through Dexters Islington.

Designed by Phil Coffey of the award-winning Coffey Architects, renowned for their emphasis on the most timeless of all design aesthetics, light. After having taken the property back to its original facade, it was then cleverly redesigned to take advantage of its south facing position with walk-on glass floors on every level, glass walling and skylights. Most of the glass has been angled to allow for privacy, taking its urban location into consideration.




This home is a modern masterpiece, the Italian designed kitchen is minimalist yet impressive, with a cast concrete sink, complemented by brushed brass faucets. Integrated appliances have been concealed behind handleless carpentry for a streamline finish. Though this house may not be for the faint hearted, as you stand in the kitchen looking down through the glass floor into your private home spa zone on the floor below, you cannot help but be blown away by the views of the landscaped garden, a beautiful addition to the property and is ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Coffey Architects take inspiration from their client’s needs and the family’s lifestyle to create a unique living experience. A Turkish Hammam was added with a large steam room including aromatherapy diffuser with essential oils. The cinema room provides the perfect place to relax, and everything throughout the property can be controlled at the touch of a button, from underfloor heating, to cameras and sound systems strategically placed throughout the rooms to enhance the relaxing ambience.

Joe Murray of Dexters Islington says ‘this impressive property in the sought after De Beauvoir Town is already receiving a lot of attention from buyers all across London and we expect international interest also. The level of detail and finish this home offers cannot be rivalled and as well as being highly functional, it is a real showpiece for any homeowner.’