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Vaulted former art studio in London asks £775 a week

Step inside the doors of this one-bedroom Hampstead home, and you’re in for a surprise.

Its single-storey brick facade belies the space within – originally designed as an art studio. A vaulted ceiling capped by glass fills the lofty interiors with light.

Former artist's studio for sale in London
Via Urban Spaces

The London property is adjacent to the grandiose 1 Woodchurch Street in South Hampstead, which was originally built for artist John Seymour Lucas around 1882. The genre-painter commissioned his friend and architect Sydney Williams-Lee to design the townhouse and its purpose-built studio, now this voluminous apartment.

On the rental market via Urban Spaces for £775 per week, it makes clever use of its 1,165 sq ft floor plan. The ground floor comprises an open-plan living and dining room with a vaulted glass ceiling and French doors which look out onto the house’s leafy private garden. Mirrored wall panels also exaggerate the feeling of space.

Former artist's studio for sale in London
Via Urban Spaces

A modern kitchen and bathroom branch off the central living space and a glass-fronted mezzanine level has been inserted above the living room to create a gallery area.

Recently renovated, signs of the studio’s former life have been carefully retained via aged walls and distressed wooden floors which add a rugged, rustic touch to the London rental property.

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