Four unique homes under £550000 in London

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Paul Travers

Choose your favourite from a Dutch barge, a gatekeeper’s lodge, a mid-century city pad, and a Regency-inspired apartment – four unique homes under £550000 in London.


All aboard

unique homes under £550000 in London - Dutch barge at Tower Bridge

Excelsior is a wonderfully renovated 27-metre Dutch barge moored in the shadow of Tower Bridge within the vibrant riverside setting of St Katharine Docks. The boat has been meticulously maintained, with its topsides repainted and all woodwork to the deck area sanded, restored and re-stained.

Originally built in 1929, Excelsior has four bedrooms, while the centrepiece is a wonderful open-plan living area with a gallery to one end and two huge skylights that flood the space with light.

£425,000 – click here to discover Excelsior



Take a chance

unique homes under £550000 in London - mid-century apartment in Shoreditch

With an architectural finish that feels distinctly modernist in contrast to the industrial style so prevalent in Shoreditch, this 542 sq ft one-bedroom apartment on Chance Street is all clean lines and beautiful materials.

A small, exclusive number of apartments in this boutique scheme share the impressive, voided area of the communal entrance with its wall-hugging topiary, while a heavily planted communal walkway outside makes it possible to find a quiet, sun-soaked corner for a little tranquillity.

£545,000 – click here to discover Chance Street



Going round

unique homes under £550000 in London - live-work house in Wood Green

Like something out of a fairytale, The Mushroom House was originally built as a lodge for the gatekeeper and staff of the Chilts House Estate. Back then, it was a significant feature of Georgian life in Wood Green; today, it’s a wonderfully raw and cosy live-work home.

Effectively a two-storey cylinder, and Grade 2 listed by Historic England, the modern-rustic interior has gorgeous parquet floors and exposed timber beams encircling a striking exposed brick central chimney. The house is aimed at cash buyers only who intend to run a business from home.

£350,000 – click here to discover The Mushroom House



In the works

unique homes under £550000 in London - regency-style apartment in Vauxhall

On the site of the former Beaufoy Vinegar Works in Vauxhall, a one-bedroom apartment of just under 500 sq ft on the ground floor of a Regency-style building that pairs beautifully with its factory conversion setting.

Among the development’s huge plus points are allocated parking spaces and the recently refurbished swimming pool and gym for residents to enjoy. Meanwhile, the green areas within the gated grounds create an air of space and exclusivity.

£525,000 – click here to discover Regents Bridge Gardens


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