Need to house a relative? Working from home? Yearning for a creative space? Or looking for an easy and on-site buy-to-let? Turn those dreams into reality at these unique homes with an annex or workspace.
A river runs near it
700 sq ft of artist studios open onto the garden at this unique two-bedroom detached Victorian house, where the living accommodation adds another 1,150 sq ft.
You’d never know that so much lay inside from the pretty front elevation on the delightfully named Love Lane, just around the corner from the River Medway in historic Rochester’s conservation area.
Living separate lives
Not many homes with an annex look like this! More than a studio or workspace, this converted coroner’s court in Clapham has an entire 1,885 sq ft coach house to play in. In the main landmark building, you find another 3,500 sq ft – all gorgeously refurbished and restored.
With three separate street addresses, the possibilities are endless. Think multi-generational living, a rental investment, or having a workspace/practice where clients can visit confidently.
Hidden in the attic
Amid four acres of sprawling grounds in Enfield’s elevated Forty Hill neighbourhood, this three-bedroom single-storey home is part of a glorious 1830s clock house that’s now a collection of glamorous apartments.
With its own private entrance and garden, the interior includes 1,300 of living accommodation, with an additional 700 sq ft studio space in the attic. There’s also a collection of outbuildings and a garage.
Lost among the trees
Nestled in Essex woodland on the outskirts of Billericay, a detached 215 sq ft garden cabin offers a creative hideaway at this secluded, 1,325 sq ft two-bedroom modernist house.
With power, water and plenty of natural light, the studio is the perfect place to mess about or knuckle down. Then, at the end of the day, you leave it all behind with no need to clear up.
Minimal fringe benefits
Not every creative thrives on chaos. If it’s serenity that gets your imagination into gear, the workspace at this converted parcel shop in Shoreditch is just the ticket. With calming soft-white decor and diffused sunlight, it’s the perfect place to gather your thoughts and ideas.
In fact, the distinctly Zen vibe runs throughout the 690 sq ft duplex interior. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s all hidden beyond a hole in a wall and secret urban garden.
Architectural fabric is often the source of life’s greatest a-ha! moments, so imagine a workspace with high vaulted ceilings, tall windows and exposed grit-blasted brickwork.
Now set that in a secluded mews created from the artful conversion of a Victorian Sunday school, add a shady garden for contemplation, and discover a three-storey house of almost 2,000 sq ft that blends cool modernity with gothic grace.
Coast through life
Have you dreamt of having a little shop but don’t fancy paying rent? Would you love a town centre home with a roof terrace overlooking the sea? And how does the passive income of a small buy-to-let portfolio sound?
Well, you can have it all at this six-storey 3,600sq ft Victorian building on the Sussex coast. Imagine the life you could make with five floors of accommodation and a ground-floor retail space in the middle of lovely St Leonard’s.
Pull an all-nighter
Flipping the idea of a home with a workspace on its head, this converted Wesleyan chapel is now an artist’s studio with a unique planning status. Special permission was granted by the local authority to allow extended overnight stays for burning the midnight oil.
Across 1,700sq ft, you’ll find a double-height primary space, a second ground-floor studio, a large mezzanine, oversized windows and an ancillary dark room/storage zone. Add a location on the edge of Dartmoor between Exeter and Okehampton, and you’ll be hard-pressed to imagine a more poetic, creative retreat.
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