Rare Artist’s Studio House - Havelock Walk, London, SE23
Guide Price £625
Located amongst the artistic community on Havelock Walk, this large studio house offers seldom available live/work appeal and superb outside space.
Like all genuine live/works this house has entrances for both the work space – via large, triple doors if required – and privately for the residential part of the house and they can both be completely separated from each other.
The house itself has two bedrooms on the ground floor, the main one being light filled and overlooking the rear GARDEN. The bathroom is simple and clean and features a roll-top bath with overhead shower. The large entrance hall has room for bikes and also houses the utility/airing cupboard.
A white wooden staircase leads up to the first floor living room, which is simply stunning in every way. Triple height ceilings, beautiful wood flooring, masses of natural light from front and back windows and Velux skylights. The open-plan kitchen is completely bespoke, with its worktop being hewn from a Savile Row tailor’s work table and a six ring hob integrated into it. There is also a very useful mezzanine area overlooking the main room.
The big surprise is the huge roof terrace accessed via French doors from the living room. South facing and decked in wood, this outside space completes the house beautifully.
Havelock Walk is one of the oldest mews in South East London. The properties were built between 1863 – 75 to house the horses and grooms that worked the Croydon Canals before the advent of trains. Much of the street was bombed during the war, when the station was demolished, but this house was spared and is one of the most original in the mews and still retains much of its original character.