Real estate envy: FiftySevenEast in Hackney, London
This lust-worthy property in one of London's up and coming hoods just opened to the Singapore market
The next time you head to London, you might as well just stay there.
No, really. Property developer Taylor Wimpey Central London has just launched FiftySevenEast to the Singapore market today, and it's in one of the capital's most increasingly sought-after locations.
While the borough of Hackney's always been known to Londoners and foreign students alike as a rough area, it's cleaned up rather nicely in recent years. It's even in the Movement for Liveable London as the city's most liveable borough, and its growing cycling culture has seen a shift in the area's street plans. Dalston, in particular, is an enclave that's been dubbed by The Guardian as "the coolest place in Britain".
It's the area's rising potential that had the property developers sniffing out the space. Taylor Wimpey Central London has a knack for planting seeds in burgeoning neighbourhoods, such as Greenwich Millennium Village in Greenwich Peninsula and The Music Box in Southwark — and Dalston is no exception. Home to a creative community — think: Tech start-ups, independent coffee shops, artisanal florists and vinyl stores — it's an ideal locale for a yuppie about to make his or her mark in the world.
The 15-storey building houses 83 apartments across one, two and three-bedroom categories. Jestico + Whiles are behind the architectural development, while sleek interiors are finished by brands including Villeroy & Boch — you might be familiar with this name after their first Asian flagship opening here in Singapore. From the balcony or roof terrace, you'll see iconic buildings such as The Shard, London Bridge and The Gherkin — and to get there, the main city's just a nine-minute bicycle ride away.
And the best thing? You can grab a nine-minute cab ride to the infamous Cereal Killer café in Shoreditch. Hipster-dom has a new address in London town, and it's time you have a stake in it.
FiftySevenEast is due for completion in Q3 2017. Prices start from £565,000 (approx. $1,209,563). For more information, contact Colliers International at 6223 2323 or click here.