Soaring volumes and open-plan spaces await inside this converted London workshop, which has the feel of a rustic rural barn that almost belies its industrial past.
The 1880s London property is in north Clapham and started life as a joinery. It retains its hardworking character but is now arranged as living quarters and studio space, with a mix of period and salvaged timber features.
An expansive upper floor is topped with pitched ceilings crossed with two timber trusses. A full-length chimney breast draws the eye upwards while whitewashed brick walls, wooden floor planks and skylights exaggerate the volume.
Currently, its lower floor comprises an open-plan space that could easily be divided into two bedrooms and a shower room and a kitchen (with a reclaimed wooden door and a butler sink with a metal splashback).
In its 140-year history, the unique property has been a store for shoe polish manufacturer Blakey’s, the studio of a tool manufacturer, the head office of a family’s olive oil company, and more recently a yoga studio and a music recording studio. What could its next chapter hold in store?