Magistrate's Court Conversion
Magistrate's Court Conversion
Magistrate's Court conversion
Originally the old magistrate’s court for Acton & serving the wider borough of Ealing; the Courthouse was built in the early 1900’s in what was known as ‘Queen Anne revival architecture’, denoting lashings of elegance amongst logical design.
Court cases would have been heard in amongst these four walls, creating a sense of history when you step through the original wrought iron gate.
When it was converted in 2011, a lot of the freeholds were converted with the land below the court, and this property is no exception. Subject to the usual planning considerations, a substantial basement could be dug.
On the ground floor, the two bedrooms and open plan nature of the reception/kitchen area are of an Asian inspired couture, capturing a scene that makes it feel like you permanently on holiday. A log burner here throws heat out, perfect for cold winter nights and a cosy work-from-home environment.
However none of the interior walls on the ground floor are load bearing, thus there is huge potential to curate your own space at very negligible cost.
The kitchen is full equipped with full size appliances, separate washer and dryer and fantastic preparation space. Two bedrooms are demised downstairs at present, with the front room making a perfect office during these Covid times.
The downstairs bathroom has an overhead shower & bath wet-room, which also doubles up with a separate steam-room; a perfect space to unwind in.
Finishing off the space, French-style doors lead out to one of two private terraces, wrapping around from the front entrance. This space acts as an East-facing morning sun trap, it really is an attractive aspect.
Upstairs, a vast vaulted master bedroom takes up the entire top floor, with a cleverly tucked away ensuite bathroom. Reams of storage throughout the space means you will never be short of clearance of any bulky items. The second private terrace (a favourite of the present owner) off-shoots from here with floor to ceiling windows that can be opened up into one open space.
It is easy to craft an additional bedroom out of this master bedroom space, so you can potentially make the courthouse a 4/5 bedroom property. The flexibility of the space is endless.
Private parking is also provided to the rear of the courthouse, and has shared freehold ownership of the garage.
Potential gains are at a premium with the arrival of Crossrail in 2022, making for an intelligent purchase and fantastic home. Low energy costs (EPC rating C) & tonnes of insulation also keep your bills low.
Acton is a bustling area, full of culture, history and amenities. The former magistrates sits in the heart of everything, minutes from Acton High Street and Churchfield Road, which has a thriving independent scene with wine bars, gift shops, baker’s butchers and gastro pubs. The former bingo hall has been converted into one of West London’s leading climbing centre, and Acton Park is only a few minutes away for big outdoor space.
Closest supermarkets are a Morrison’s superstore five minutes away & Lidl a short distance away. In amongst all the local shops which provide an array of cuisine opportunities.
Transport options are at a premium, with Acton Central overground an 8 minute walk, Acton Mainline (to receive Crossrail approximately 2022) is only a 15 minute walk. A raft of buses are 1 minute away, taking you to Shepherd’s Bush in 11 minutes and straight through to the City.
Salisbury Street, London, W3 8NW