Graffiti art has been elevated to fresh heights in gritty Dalston, where a colourful mural adorns the foyer of the swish new FiftySevenEast apartment scheme.
Following in the footsteps of Banksy, local artist “Jason” was commissioned by developer Taylor Wimpey to create “an enduring symbol of the area’s creative energy, one that strikes a chord with style-conscious young professionals looking for cutting-edge design”.
Jason explains: “Graffiti has been through numerous incarnations in east London during the past 30 years so I decided to amalgamate multiple aspects of that history, montaging a blend of vibrant visual styles, from classic graffiti lettering to the art-form’s influence on graphic design.”
Certainly it is a more polished creation than the wider district’s raw graffiti-covered walls and railway viaducts — and goes some way to bridging the gap between street art and luxury property.
The 15-storey tower has 83 apartments with floor-to-ceiling glass, and there is a chill-out communal roof garden with views of the London skyline.
Nearby hotspots include Ridley Road Market and the popular Rio Cinema, an Art Deco gem. Prices from £565,000. Call 020 3296 2222.