River views, soaring ceilings and four storeys of accommodation are on offer at this west London property. The caveat? It’s only available to artists and creatives.
The Hammersmith home is part of an enclave created in the 1960s by artists Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden in St Peter’s Wharf. The couple enlisted their friend and head of the Architectural Association School, architect Michael Pattrick, to design four-storey live/work homes, a single studio, and a small one storey flat set around a communal garden.
This three-bedroom home is part of the main development and is crowned by an enormous, double-height artists studio with painted breeze block walls and pine floorboards. The light and volume in this space are exceptional. Rafted ceilings have steel struts and a mezzanine level, with vast sloping glass panels, overlooks the River Thames.
Other parts of the house have painted brick and glazed brick floors. The kitchen, living room and bedrooms need a spruce but the bones are good.
A Trust established by Trevelyan in 1974 considers potential new members on a case-by-case basis, though they must be working artists, architects or designers. And of course, there’s the price-tag: the Hammersmith home is listed via Riverhomes for £1.5m.