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Property of the week: Sir Terry Farrell’s London penthouse

A Spitfire factory is reborn

History comes to life inside the London home of architect Sir Terry Farrell.

The three-bedroom penthouse apartment – on the market via Domus Nova for £3.45m – is inside The Old Aeroworks factory in Marylebone. This all-concrete Art Deco building is among the first of its kind in Britain and was transformed into apartments and office space in the 1990s by practice Munkenbeck + Marshall.

The factory was used to manufacture gun turrets and wheels for Spitfire fighter planes during WWII – and this heritage inspired Farrell when creating the 3,295 sq ft London property’s interiors.

Its soaring vaulted ceiling features a long skylight, steel joists and a corrugated steel roof, and is hung with replica fighter planes and antique canoes.

A battleship grey 1940s-style staircase leads up to the main living areas, with rooms folding off this central space, including a home studio.

Via Domus Nova
Via Domus Nova
Via Domus Nova

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Feature editor at The Spaces.

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