Up on the roof in Spi­tal­fields

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SPI­TAL­FIELDS’ his­toric silk weavers’ houses are a rare prize but new town­houses in the area are sim­i­larly scarce. The con­ser­va­tion area around the an­cient mar­ket has a me­dieval net­work of wind­ing lanes and nar­row pas­sage­ways that buzz with ac­tiv­ity into the late evening, due to the Shored­itch over­spill and the City’s long-hours cul­ture.

Ja­son Moody, de­vel­oper of a new ter­race in Calvin Street, says: “I grew up in the neigh­bour­hood. I’ve seen this area change many times over the years but we need to en­sure its unique char­ac­ter is not lost, and that starts with the build­ings.” Clad in graf­fi­tire­sis­tant mel­low brick, the four houses have risen on a former car park, a bomb site from the Blitz, and cover over 2,200sq ft. Each four­storey home has a tra­di­tional street door en­trance, a large open-plan ground floor with a light-filled glass ex­ten­sion and a sep­a­rate “rear yard” ac­cess. Deep base­ments pro­vide ex­tra height, and the master bed­room has a pri­vate ter­race. At the top of the house is a se­cluded roof gar­den.

In­te­ri­ors in­clude SieMatic kitchens, sprin­kler sys­tems and CCTV. One prop­erty has been snapped up by a record pro­ducer. Buy­ers are be­ing of­fered £5,000 to­wards a home cinema plus stamp duty re­funds. Prices from £2.4 mil­lion. Call Stir­ling Ack­royd on 020 7749 3838.

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