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Best properties: interesting conversions

Nine fascinating homes that each have a story to tell

1

Buttery Hall Farm, Haggerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Buttery Hall Farm, Haggerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Northumberland: £825,000 

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.

2

Windmill House, Follifoot, Harrogate

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. 

3

Chandlery House, Gower’s Walk, Aldgate E1 

Chandlery House, Gower’s Walk, Aldgate E1 

London: £680,000 

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. 

4

216A Bow Common Lane, Mile End E3

216A Bow Common Lane, Mile End E3

London: £1.495m 

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. 

5

Hotham Hall, Putney SW15

Hotham Hall, Putney SW15

London: £3.395m 

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. 

6

The Tower Penthouse, The Residence, Lancaster

The Tower Penthouse, The Residence, Lancaster

Lancashire: £725,000 

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. 

7

Old Station House, Corntown, Cornwood, Ivybridge

Old Station House, Corntown, Cornwood, Ivybridge

Devon: £725,000 

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. 

8

The Compound, Birmingham

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.

9

28 Mary Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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.

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