Young professional. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? One half of you is a fun-loving, cocktail-swilling, consequence-defying millennial. And the other half is a deadline-smashing, latte-chugging, pavement-pounding tax payer. You truly are a well-packaged bundle of contradictions. Where can you live to sate both sides of your persona? Too close to the party and you risk sliding slowly and inexorably down that career ladder. Too close to the City and your youthful exuberance might lose its sheen in the swarm of suits.
At Peach Properties, we have the answer: go East.
Whether you’re planning to rent or buy, our dedicated and savvy team can help you open the door to the perfect pad. The kind of place that says, ‘I work hard for my money so I can enjoy Aesop-style tiles, bare-brick walls and more markets and bars than you can shake a stick at.’ The East is the dazzling, pulsating heart of London’s creative scene. It’s equal parts grit and glamour – and it’s within walking distance of the City.
Here we take a look at four of our most drool-worthy properties to buy. Deposits at the ready guys…
1. Abbey Lane, Stratford E15. £1,199,000 FREEHOLD
Stratford. Home of the Olympic Park, Westfield Shopping Centre and this stunning four-bedroom house nestled smack-bang in the middle of the Three Mills conservation area. Yes, you read that right four bedrooms. This property ticks the preparing-for-the-future-family box while also providing a pretty epic session pad for the interim. Just picture it! BBQs on your spacious, sun-filled, palm-tree-dotted patio. Big fry-up breakfasts in your wood-beamed kitchen. And evening drinks in that incredible living room, resplendent with high ceilings and arched windows. This is the sort of house that does all the talking for you. Oh, and did we mention there are out-house rooms? If that doesn’t say ‘grown-up’ we don’t know what will.
Shoreditch is the gateway to East London. This Mecca of hipster-dom holds a captivating appeal. There’s the proximity to the City’s glittering skyscrapers. The profusion of eateries and nightspots. And of course, the vibe. Put yourself in the thick of things with this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the Arnold Circus area. Outside, the façade is imposing red brick grandeur. Inside, a combination of large windows and high ceilings make this space light-filled and homely. The extra room means you can easily entertain here. Show your visitors the magic of your neighbourhood.
This beautiful one-bedroom apartment is located just a hop, skip and a jump away from Columbia Road Flower Market. Which is just as well, because it really is the kind of space for showcasing blooms. Slick, whitewashed, interiors, bright rooms and – oh the joy – copious built-in wardrobe space. This place has ‘urbanite’ written all over it.
This one-bedroom, neatly-appointed apartment boasts the holy grail of Shoreditch properties: a garden. While Brick Lane and Spitalfields – all enticing boutiques, bars and dazzling neon – are within easy reach, you can enjoy a verdant communal garden, right on your doorstep. Now that’s the best of both worlds. The living room door opens onto the lawn, making your new home the perfect setting for Pimms O clock.