The London United Electrical Tramway Company was built in 1901 by architects William Curtis Green and J. Clifton Robinson and awarded Grade II-listed status in the ’70s before being converted into recording studios. Artists like Prince, Adele, George Michael and Amy Winehouse recorded at the renamed, just off Chiswick High Road.
The upper levels of the Power House were reserved for residential, and in 1985 David Clarke Associates converted the first and second floors into a four-bedroom penthouse apartment with 325 square metres of living space.
The property is accessed by a lift from the building’s lobby, though a private internal lift services the interior. The open-plan first floor spans nearly 11 metres, with south-facing views through a bank of windows and a wide terrace. Engineered-oak floorboards extend throughout the Bulthaup kitchen, lounge and dining area to the four bedrooms and snug. The master suite is a series of interconnected rooms, including a shower and bathroom. Out of the remaining three bedrooms, two have ensuites, two share a private terrace and one has its own staircase to a mezzanine study.
The study sits on its own atop the main apartment, surrounded by steel trusses, timber beams and rooflights that usher natural light through the space. A second staircase of floating glass treads leads upstairs from the kitchen.
The apartment is currently on the market with The Modern House for £3.5m.