London's new drive-in homes: hi-tech Shoreditch flats come with a 'free' Fiat 500 in the garage

These sleek and modern townhouses are inspired by the live-work atelier homes of northern European cities, but the real showstoppers are found in the basement home cinemas and the Fiat 500 waiting in the garage. 

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Shoreditch is a land of lateral spaces, mainly factory lofts and warehouse conversions.

So the arrival of Dereham Place, a new terrace of townhouses offering vertical living over six storeys, brings something fresh and desirable…including a free Fiat 500 cabriolet.


Tucked away in the Shoreditch Triangle, a buzzing enclave of design studios, fashion boutiques, bars, coffee shops and cool restaurants, the 1,560sq ft houses are inspired by the live-work atelier homes of northern European cities such as Antwerp.

Tall and narrow, these homes have been thoughtfully designed, with a ground-floor workshop or garage, basement cinema, and bedrooms and living spaces on the upper floors. A bespoke oak-and-glass staircase leads to the terrace at the top. 

Dereham Place: new owners will find a Fiat 500 in the garage


Slick and modern, the interiors have full-height glass, natural ventilation and poured white resin floors.

The home automation system controls lighting, climate, security and audiovisual entertainment via a hand-held or Apple device.


Tall and narrow: spread across six floors, the Shoreditch homes each have home cinemas in the basement


For newcomers to Shoreditch, estate agent Frank Harris is laying on Blue Badge walking tours of the area after viewings.

Prices start from £1.5 million. Call 020 7600 7000.

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