Unique Studio House - Watsons Street, London, SE8
Guide Price £1,635,000
Located in the heart of cool and creative Deptford is this extraordinary detached freehold studio house with triple height ceilings and simply stunning interior design.
The striking jet black re-working of the facade of this converted 1906 Mission Hall gives a first glance impression of the design ethic and on entering the property one is hit by the style and attention to detail that the current owners have given this wonderful property, in collaboration with architect Alex Nikjoo, to create a stylish and extravagant home.
The main reception / studio room measures 35ft x 22ft and is simply breathtaking in terms of size and volume; perfect for photographers and artists, or just as a totally epic living room. The modern loft ethic is complimented by exposed cross beams, polished concrete floors and west-facing windows and this beautiful space is accessed via solid wood original double doors, and a useful tiled porch area. The bespoke kitchen has been incorporated centrally at the foot of the room, below the mezzanine floor. Hand-built painted units here are teamed with black granite counters and a gold distressed verre églomisé splashback.
Located secretly behind the kitchen, smart timber stairs lead to the mezzanine, with loads of storage, in the form of built-in cupboards and three double bedrooms, plus bathroom, and shower room to the master. The master bedroom (of over 14 feet by over 11) also has its own walk-in wardrobe.
Taking full advantage of its detached status, the property has windows on all four external walls (all double-glazed). Large skylights have been created throughout the house – creating a studio like atmosphere in the main living room and bringing masses of natural light to the master bedroom and en suite and the mezzanine section.
The mezzanine floor of over 15 feet by over 13 – and evocative of a pulpit – is a well-considered use of the available cubic space, without encroaching on the height and scope of the principal room. It’s an ideal and very bright work space and a 4 metre solid wood desk has been incorporated into its design. Double-glazed double doors, that are set within a vast and impressive triangular wall of glass, open onto the large and low-maintenance roof terrace of over 24 feet by over 15.
This extraordinary studio house sits in fashionable Deptford, which has seen its historically creative art and music scene start to burgeon with new devotees drawn to this very ‘London-centric’ neighbourhood. New Cross and Peckham are closeby, while adjoining Greenwich and Blackheath offer masses of London history and famously, an abundance of green open spaces . The River Thames is just a 15 minute walk away. Deptford High Street offers a regular market, banks, library, leisure centre, and a growing number of restaurants, bars and cafes, including Marcella, The Job Centre, London Velo and The Winemakers. M & D is a great little Japanese cafe/takeaway too.
Deptford Market Yard has just arrived, delivering a wonderful European feel by Deptford Station and includes hotspots The Tapas Room, Little Nan’s Bar, Taproom and Buster Mantis. Well established Brockley Market runs on Saturdays nearby.