Schoolbell Mews
Arbery Road, London E3


Designer: Thomas Downes

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Quietly situated in the Medway conservation area, this one-bedroom apartment with exciting double-height accommodation is housed in the former gymnasium of a converted school dating back to 1860.

The flat is entered on the first floor. It has a favourable position in the building, with walls that don’t abut any of the neighbouring apartments.

Upon entering, there is a hallway with coat storage, and a modern bathroom to one side. The wonderful reception room has ceilings almost 5m in height, with huge south-facing sash windows looking onto an Assembly Hall and an Arts & Crafts building. It retains the original parquet floor of the gymnasium, with a wall of full-height shelving at one end and a storage cupboard beneath the stairs.

The kitchen is situated on the mezzanine, and the sleeping area is alongside, with the two spaces separated by a curtain. The apartment was refurbished approximately three years ago by the designer Thomas Downes.

There is a bicycle store on the ground floor of the building. Major works have recently been completed, including external redecoration and roof repairs.

The apartment has a peaceful location along a tree-lined residential street, close to the amenities of Roman Road. Mile End station (Central Line, District and Hammersmith & City) is a short walk away to the south, and the open spaces of Victoria Park are just to the north.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease: approx. 93 years remaining
Service charge: approx. £1,860 per year
Ground rent: £150 per year

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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