A converted brewery houses a cavernous apartment for sale in Rochester

Edwardian industrial bones get a refresh

Edwardian design meets industrial scale at Rochester’s historic Woodhams Brewery, now home to this soaring three-bedroom apartment on the market for £895,000.

The Tap Room apartment is named for its role in the former brewery complex, which has undergone adaptive reuse and is located on the grounds of the Grade I-listed Elizabethan mansion, Restoration House.

It’s arranged around a 35-ft-long living space, complete with double-height pitched ceilings that opens onto a Juliet balcony. There’s a sizable kitchen furnished with bespoke cabinets and a traditional tiled Swedish stove in the second living room.

Woodhams Brewery was renovated by the same team that restored the mansion. Traces of the industrial building’s past are still very present in the Kent property, courtesy of patinaed white tiles, copper pipes, and exposed rafters – which sit alongside original Crittall windows.

Reclaimed wooden flooring, metal light fittings and reconditioned cast iron radiators emphasise the former brewery’s industrial atmosphere. A timeless colour palette of white and muted green brings it all up to date.

The Kent town is a popular spot for commuters, located just over an hour’s train ride from Charing Cross. Aucoot has the listing.

Swedish stove
Photography: Aucoot
Woodham's Brewery building in Rochester, Kent, has undergone adaptive reuse
Photography: Aucoot

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