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.
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.
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.