Best properties: interesting conversions
Nine fascinating homes that each have a story to tell
Buttery Hall Farm, Haggerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed
A south-facing former farmstead instantly recognisable by its red brick chimney stack, it has been converted to incorporate state-of- the-art eco features (including a biomass boiler, wind turbine and PV panels) and distinctive design. Main bed and open-plan bath, 3 further beds with en-suite bath/showers, WC, open- plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, 4 receps including home cinema and games room, utility, triple garage, gardens, grounds, 1 acre.
Windmill House, Follifoot, Harrogate
North Yorkshire: £1.095m
An 18th century windmill conversion in a beautiful location, forming part of the Follifoot Ridge. Main suite, guest suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, 2 receps, snug, WC, utility, garage with stores, outbuilding, landscaped garden, panoramic views.
Chandlery House, Gower’s Walk, Aldgate E1
A spacious 683 sq. ft loft flat on the second floor of this former wine warehouse, which was built in 1894-5 for Charles Kinloch & Co. Ltd. and converted into apartments in 1998-9. The development is set back off the road and has a ground-floor concierge. 2 double beds with wardrobes, family bath, open-plan kitchen/living space, original features such as exposed brick walls and Crittall windows.
216A Bow Common Lane, Mile End E3
This former mechanics’ garage offers in excess of 1,500 sq. ft of luxurious living space across four floors. Main suite, guest suite, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen/dining room, 1 further recep, utility, courtyard garden, roof terrace.
Hotham Hall, Putney SW15
Now a 3,003 sq. ft hi-spec flat, this former church hall has a rich history: The Rolling Stones and The Who performed here during its time as a music venue. Main suite with separate shower, 2 further beds, shower, Bulthaup kitchen, utility, large recep, entertainment room, study, gym, landscaped garden with pond and shed.
The Tower Penthouse, The Residence, Lancaster
A mansion apartment forming the centrepiece to P.J. Livesey’s development of this historic Grade II-listed former asylum, built in 1883. The flat is set over six floors with a private lift. Main suite with dressing room, guest suite, 2 further beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, 3 further receps, utility, WC, observation deck with 360° views, roof terrace, 2 private parking spaces, 2 garages, communal grounds.
Old Station House, Corntown, Cornwood, Ivybridge
Built in the mid-to late-1800s as the Cornwood station master’s house, and with some original features, the property has far-reaching views over the railway and across the South Devon countryside. Main suite with dressing room, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, utility, WC, double garage, sheds, garden, 1 acre.
The Compound, Birmingham
West Midlands: £2.75m
This striking renovation of a former textiles factory, by Javelin Block in 2012, was shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2017 and won three Riba awards that year. The Compound is a multi-functional space with three self-contained living spaces, an artist’s studio, office, speakeasy bar, 25-seat cinema, winter garden with electric vehicle charging point, triple-height gabled ceilings and a series of bridges, balconies and mezzanine floors.
28 Mary Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
West Midlands: £795,000
Built in 1818 as a house and workshops by James Kimberley, this property has been restored and modernised with a stripped-back interior as a nod to its past. 3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 2 receps, WC, courtyard garden, basement.