A Light Garden Apartment in London’s Poet’s Corner

This charming garden apartment is ideally located in the Poet’s Corner neighborhood of Walthamstow, on the tranquil Howard Road. The property has undergone a thoughtful renovation by its current owners, showcasing a tactile design palette featuring Bauwerk lime wash paint, handmade Moroccan tiles, and reclaimed floorboards.

A timber-clad extension with a pitched roof designed by Smith & Newton expands from the back, leading into a beautifully landscaped private garden facing southwest. Here, mature trees and shrubs create a picturesque backdrop, perfect for enjoying outdoor dining.

This London apartment showcases a perfect blend of old and new with original Victorian details, reclaimed materials, serene decor, and light-filled spaces.

serene living room with pitched ceiling

The living space is open-plan, but thanks to the height difference between the sitting, dining, and kitchen areas, it feels like separate spaces.

double doors in living room to garden

Steel-framed glazed doors lead to the spacious back garden.

piano with bookcases

A large Velux skylight in the living room provides the room with extra natural light.

open plan living space with home office

A few steps up from the living room, you enter the home office. This room has a demountable desk between two cabinets, with a deep shelf above.

The owners sourced reclaimed sliding wooden doors for the bathroom, study, and kitchen, which are a nice addition to the apartment’s original features.

open plan living space
dinng area with bench in open plan living space with pitched ceiling

A dining area is created in the nook between the sitting room and the raised kitchen space. The built-in bench provides plenty of seating.

light cottage style kitchen with wooden worktop and shelves

The cottage-style kitchen has a wraparound oak countertop with solid, reclaimed limestone open shelves from Retrouvius and a Belfast sink.

cottage style kitchen
shelves and white cabinets in cottage style kitchen

The antique brass handles, taps, and the lighting in the entire apartment are from deVOL. The backsplash is made of handmade Otto tiles.

The hallway sets the tone for the rest of the apartment with original wooden floorboards and plaster walls from Bauwerk.

light bedroom with bay window

The main bedroom sits at the front of the floor plan and features an impressive bay window.

light bedroom with black fireplace and built in wardrobes

The room has bespoke wardrobes, shelving, and cabinets, as well as an original fireplace set on a black granite hearth, flanked by pale yellow tiles that date from the house’s construction in the late 19th century.

light bedroom with wooden floor
pink bathroom with walk in shower and brass fittings

The bathroom is a luxurious space with handmade Moroccan terracotta tiles on the floor, double sinks with unlacquered brass taps, and a walk-in shower behind a brass framed screen with fluted glass.


The apartment has a wonderful city garden with a sandstone terrace. Black grasses, bamboo, and pampas grass in raised timber beds border gravel pathways, along with aromatic black elderberry and large-scented jasmine.

garden with black clad apartment
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The apartment is listed for £650,000 at The Modern House