Dunbar wharf, a grade 2 two listed freehold warehouse is an incredibly well-preserved piece of London’s industrial heritage. Named after Duncan Dunbar, a wine and spirit merchant and, later, bequeathed to his son, a shipping magnate of the mid-1800s.
From the outside the building looks largely untouched. The owners have painstakingly ensured that the integrity of the property remains. This attention to detail continues as we enter the foyer and progress through the building. It's a riot of original features. Pretty much all the exposed timber, brickwork and iron and steel are on show, as is various warehouse machinery offering a nod to its distribution past. The back of the building has the Thames lapping during high tide with this glorious sight visible through any of the original crittall windows or the timber loading doors on the ground and first floors.
Cavernous accommodation approaching 3500 sq ft sprawls across three floors at the street frontage and two at the Thames frontage. The vaulted top floor adjacent to the river really is the most incredible space, the authenticity is evident everywhere and really doesn't need to be messed about with too much. To take all this space in, just head up the stairs and head on to the galleried mezzanine/office. On this top floor, there are also a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Back on the living room level, the master suite with dressing area and bathroom can be found.
On the ground floor the huge open plan family kitchen/dining/lounge room could almost be all the room you'll ever need. As with the rest of the home, it's complemented with that brickwork, timber and wooden beams reinforced with steel plus the double wooden loading doors opening out to survey the Thames. Along with a generous utility room, guest powder room with coat cupboard and wash basin and separate WC, one of the rarest benefits of this building can also be found on this floor - a private double garage! This was, of course, the old loading dock! With access from the street or via the entrance hall providing loads of space for storage or development.
Narrow Street needs very little introduction. One of the oldest streets in East London and considered one of the, “go to”, areas for those looking for genuine warehouse space. Its position allows an easy 10min walk along the Thames to Canary Wharf or Bank or Tower Hill via the DLR. It’s also incredibly peaceful by London standards.
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