Havelock Walk
London SE23


This raw and characterful live / work warehouse building, measuring approximately 4,500 sqft internally, is situated on Havelock Walk, one of the most interesting streets in South East London thanks to its cobbled surface and numerous warehouses converted into artists and artisan studios.

The building is principally divided into two expansive spaces, with a studio / workshop occupying the ground floor and living accommodation on the first floor. The floors have been loosely divided with partition walls, but the space is flexible. The downstairs studio is designed to shift to accommodate the artist owner’s versatile work.

The ground floor room has two original double-height doors that open onto the cobbled street, whilst a large sash window lets in lots of natural light. Upstairs, the vast living room has original factory wooden floors and steel supports. Windows all along the front, combined with an enormous roof lantern, make it a light space. Towards the back of the building, there is a bedroom, office (or second bedroom), and a large bathroom with access to a balcony that overlooks an internal courtyard. There is a smaller room next to the kitchen that is currently set up as a soundproofed music studio.

A spiral staircase leads to the impressive decked roof terrace, with spectacular views towards the Surrey Hills.

Havelock Walk is one of London’s most notable streets, which is reflected by the fact that it was recently given conservation area status. A crooked, cobbled street with no through access, it is lined with a diverse array of old warehouses, now converted into studios, workshops and houses. First developed by a sculptor as a live / work community a number of years ago, it is now home to (among others) a Turner Prize-nominated artist and a Mercury Prize-winning musician.

Located behind the main road, close to Forest Hill train station, it is very good for access into central London (train services to London Bridge take around ten minutes and the Overground takes you easily to Shoreditch). There are many good places to eat and drink on the doorstep, with places such as the Dartmouth Arms nearby. The area has numerous parks and even a nearby nature reserve, making it one of the greenest in the city.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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