Sitting on Brushfield Street, this former milliner’s retains its Victorian shop frontage, with red brick and wooden shutters – and large glass panes that are souped-up from London property’s stint as a jewellery store. It’s just one of the quirky features of the building, which is for sale via Inigo for £2.185m leasehold.
Tongue and groove mouldings and hardwood floors are original inside the store, which has A1 commercial designation and has an office at the rear with a cast-iron Victorian stove as well as built-in storage.
Above the store level is a light and bright apartment with original floorboards, fireplace and views over the market below through large cash windows in the living room. Two bedrooms are on the second floor with a thought-to-be-original box bed built in from the time of construction – it’s an unusual feature surrounded by cabinetry to maximise floor space, showing compact living isn’t just a modern urban concern.
The serene and richly patinated building culminates with a cute rooftop terrace which is reached off the second-floor bathroom and bedroom via old stable doors.