Formerly the Southgate Arms, the Victorian pub spans four floors and clocks in at 3,500 sq ft of internal space – presently arranged as a four-bedroom home and a self-contained studio flat with its own patio garden. From the street, it retains its glossy, 19th-century tiling and typography with its old name above the entranceway and roofline and brewer Barclay, Perkins & Co. Ltd above the windows.
The building was converted to residential use around 2000, but signs of its old life can be seen in the reception, with its raw plaster finish and sash windows lining the perimeter. A skylight above further amplifies the light in the large room, while the kitchen is on the top level – an all-white space with a tonne of windows and a glossy white island that extends into a dining table. Doors provide access to a rooftop terrace with views of Regents Canal and the city skyline.
The London property at Southgate Road is asking for £1.75m via Savills and is walking distance from Hoxton. An added perk, Southgate Road boasts some of the best cafés, pubs and delis in this pocket of N1, including The Rosemary Branch and beloved De Beauvoir Arms.