It does seem that the best home/workplace spaces started life as something else entirely. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom detached property has all the charm you would expect from an ex-Mission hall dating back to the turn of the last century. It’s been aptly named too. Utopia house is now a unique 1832 square foot haven in one of south east London’s liveliest spots, Deptford. Better still, it’s for sale via Aucoot. If you can afford the £1,635,000 price tag that is. But let’s forget that for a moment.
Take a Look
Let’s just enjoy the vaulted ceilings, exposed timber trusses and the abundance of space and light. Not to mention the generous roof terrace offering a private, low-maintenance garden. AND a stunning workspace suspended above the living area. No more commute! It really is the perfect urban hideaway with great links to the City and the beautiful green spaces of south London.
The original building was constructed in 1906 as a memorial to philanthropist Joseph Mead. But in 2018 it underwent a sympathetic renovation with architect Alex Nikjoo in collaboration with its current owners who are renowned artists. Together they carefully stripped away years of modifications to reveal the original features in all their glory.
The main living space is a room of vast proportions, with a soaring ceiling height, light-funnelling double-aspect windows, a polished concrete floor and a glimpse of the mezzanine above. The vaulted pale wooden ceiling, white beams, and the combination of neutral colour palette and natural materials create a feeling of calm and tranquillity. Not to mention the abundance of thriving plants which also work as great room dividers.
Towards the rear of this main living space sits the kitchen, fashioned from matte black hand-built units and a black granite clad island and countertops. The handmade gold verre églomisé splashback has been uniquely created by its current artist owner. It certainly adds a perfect burst of luxuriousness amongst the understated background of the house.
The space behind the former nave, which once housed the vestry, has been reconfigured to create a master suite, two guest double-bedrooms and a bathroom. Each bedroom comes with bespoke fitted storage and oak flooring, while the master bedroom benefits from its own walk-in-wardrobe, a skylight over the bed for stargazing and an en suite shower room finished with encaustic tiles from Swedish brand Marrakech Design.
The cantilevered mezzanine workspace is wrapped in a skin of birch plywood and adopts a pulpit like stance above the kitchen. It’s a masterstroke in maximising the available cubic space without crowding or compromising the flow of light. With a built-in four metre solid wood desk, and bathed in natural light, it is the perfect home office or creative space. A space with more than enough room for more than one home-worker.
This is also where you access the stunning east-facing roof terrace, through large double doors. This generous space is nestled amongst the rooftops and is definintely the icing on the cake in a crowded city. An oasis of calm. Bliss.
What do you think? Shall we have a whip round and put in an offer?
Currently on sale via Aucoot.