Ditch the commute forever with a home where you can work or create to your heart’s content, however and whenever you want. From the inner city to the middle of the countryside, these five flexible homes with workshops and studios are all about living and working on your terms and striking the perfect balance.
Up the creek
With a big workshop/garage at the front and an adorable boathouse/studio at the rear, this five-bedroom rural home in Kent also has a private mooring from where you can cruise to cultural Faversham and other local wonders.
Lots of parking, a good-sized garden and plenty of potential for a self-sustaining lifestyle deliver all that’s loveable about country living along with excellent schools, great connectivity to the motorways, and fast trains to London.
£725,000 – discover Nagden Cottages
This converted schoolhouse in the beautiful Essex village of Nayland has been owned by the same family for over 60 years and was originally bought to house the huge looms of their rug-weaving business, as well as a home to raise their children.
Spread out across 3,100 sq ft, the building is divided into a double-height commercial space, a two-storey family home, and a separate studio apartment, while outside there’s a mature walled garden and a long driveway for 3-4 vehicles.
£1,150,000 – discover The Old School
A detached gatekeeper’s cottage in West London’s leafy Ealing neighbourhood with a separate studio building that provides a perfectly calm and stylish workspace to allow your mind to think freely without any distractions or clutter.
The prodigious use of plywood against pure white walls inside a sleek black shell gives the house a remarkable blend of continuity, modernity and warmth with so much space to store your things, both on display and out of sight.
£1,000,000 – discover St Judes
Ace of Herts
Hidden away in a historic hamlet, these former outbuildings were converted over 30 years ago and now comprise a detached four-bedroom family home of 1,846 sq ft, and a separate 854 sq ft garage and workshop building.
The house sits on just over an acre of land amid ancient oaks and willows on the exclusive Theobalds Park Estate. There’s plenty of parking, and the workshop building has an exciting versatility, while the tranquil setting is just 16 mins by train to Kings Cross via Potters Bar station.
£1,100,000 – discover The Stables Courtyard
Flex in the city
If you’ve seen the movie Peckham Rye, you’ll have been charmed by its love for the area and how it shows off some of the best of the neighbourhood, not least its creative underbelly.
So what better place to base your business and feed your creative juices than in a freehold live-work Victorian warehouse hidden away in the centre of town with 1,000 sq ft studio space across the entire ground floor and the same again upstairs with a fabulous industrial loft to live in.
Oh yes, and a flat roof on top with the potential to add another floor.
£1,250,000 – discover Peckham Rye
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