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From the portals… The rise of the mezzanine apartment and the best property on Zoopla with a mezzanine design…

Gabrielle Pickard
Written by Gabrielle Pickard

It’s no secret that property in the likes of London and other highly-populated cities and towns is getting smaller. Though for creative and trend-setting architects and designers, smaller spaces provide a challenge to get even more inventive and innovative with the design of the living space.

In walk the mezzanine apartment – a living space that comprises of split-level living quarters that essentially creates additional floorspace in what would have been lost space overhead.

Mezzanine apartments typically mean you have to climb a ladder to get into bed. The cosy bedroom, which is often big enough for two people, is located above the kitchen or living area, which is usually open-plan.

The romantic attributes of this type of design, alongside a trendy, open-plan design, makes mezzanine apartments desirable places to live. These meticulously-designed apartments make a great choice for single people or couples that may be looking for somewhere to rent or buy on a budget, with a practical and fashionable design that is affordable.

Henceforth, for investors looking to purchase property to rent out, mezzanine apartments in sought-after towns and cities, make a potentially lucrative investment.

Predictably, Agent Wow has been scrawling through the property portals, looking for property that catches our eye.

Putting the keyword ‘mezzanine’ into the advanced search terms on Zoopla when looking for apartments in London, listed a diverse range of property designed to maximise living space by incorporating mezzanine flooring.

Being listed for a comparatively low asking price (for London) of £420,000, this one-bedroom flat on Fairfield Road in Bow, E3, particularly caught our eye.

The top-floor flat comprises of two mezzanine levels with a spacious open-plan kitchen with ample space to dine. This high-end flat has a private balcony with views that stretch over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The flat is set within a desirable development that has an onsite gymnasium and swimming pool for residents, as well as a restaurant and shop.

Bow in the borough of Tower Hamlets in East London has undergone considerable regeneration in recent years. The area is now a vibrant suburb, boasting an energising mix of a modern urban city with traditional East End culture.

Situated in the Bow Quarter, this fabulous one-bedroom mezzanine apartment offers great transport links from nearby Bow Road and Bow Church Stations.

Being trendy, practical and affordable, we don’t think this London apartment will be on the market for long.

Stay poised for our ‘from the portals’ feature next month, when we’ll be looking for the best property with an urban view…

About the author

Gabrielle Pickard

Gabrielle Pickard

Gabrielle brings more than a decade’s writing and editing experience, having been creating and editing high quality content for a wide range of publications in the property sector, reporting about the latest trends, news and developments in this fast-paced industry that doesn’t stand still for a second.

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