Fitzrovia is another such place, a colourful and quirky village with a legendary bohemian past that endures to this day.
The Corner House in Charlotte Street, pictured is a new-build scheme of designer offices and nine flats. It is notable for its classically inspired architecture of crafted brickwork and expansive windows that weaves into the fabric of the historic district. “Derwent don’t just commission architects and leave them to it, they collaborate with their architects and have a forensic approach to the detail,” says estate agent Jonathan Hudson.
All the apartments feature two bedrooms with reeded glass doors to allow light to filter through, and are finished with Bulthaup kitchens, wide-plank oak and marble flooring, and white gloss metro brick tiles.
Plus there is Lutron programmable lighting and high-performance Cat 6 data cabling. Prices from £1.75 million. Call 020 7323 2277.
Derwent, Fitzrovia’s major landowner, also has a masterplan for upgrading the patch between Charlotte Street and the Heal’s and Habitat homewares hub in Tottenham Court Road. More flats are in the pipeline.