The care and devotion that people display towards their Victorian or Edwardian homes is more than a complete inspiration to us; it's the reason why Eeleven exists.
We've had a longstanding love affair with these remarkable and versatile properties — from the architecture outside, to the detail within, and the flexibility of the design — but it's the imagination of people who make one their project that really stirs our soul.
Whether it's a painstaking restoration that pushes the original character front and centre; a creative modernisation that blends reclaimed materials with contemporary finishes; or a complete remodel that redefines the roles of rooms and entire layouts: Victorian and Edwardian homes have ridden the waves of changing design trends and evolving lifestyles while never going out of fashion!
Our founder, Vince Laurella, started his estate agency career in Leytonstone in 1999. Since then he's helped thousands of people to realise the most from their Victorian and Edwardian properties: from the maisonettes off Francis Road and the terraces of the ladder in Forest Gate, to the broad tree-lined avenues of Upper Leytonstone and the prized collection of streets that go to make up Bushwood.
And so, in 2016, he created Eeleven, a specialist estate agency for the very best period property in the neighbourhood, built on design-conscious marketing, deep local insight and a really good customer experience.
Whether you are selling, letting or refurbishing a Victorian or Edwardian home in Leytonstone, Leyton, Forest Gate or Wanstead, we're here to help you achieve the best possible price through a unique, intelligent and thoughtful approach.
One of a rare breed who actively wanted to be an estate agent when leaving school, Vince discovered Leytonstone purely by chance in 1999 and he's been selling homes here ever since.
As you might have gleaned from our website, he is somewhat mad about Victorian and Edwardian property, and has a thing for modern design.
As the neighbourhood began appearing on the radar of more and more Londoners, and as the quality of property improved by people moving in, refurbishing and rethinking the interiors, the idea for Eeleven started to form: an estate agency specifically for fellow appreciators of classic and contemporary character, with an emphasis on a thoughtful, elevated and insightful approach.
Head of Operations
Claire joined Eeleven in 2017 after a 2 year career break to start a family, making the company a husband and wife team.
Before Eeleven she was an International Import Export Trade Manager for a large technology distributor, which is where she developed her impeccable organisational skills.
Almost everything you don't see about the smooth running of the company is done by Claire, from managing rent payments, paying bills, ensuring our systems function and that everyone has all they need to concentrate on outstanding customer service.
She also plays a fundamental role in organising the marketing and social media.