Artist Warehouse Live Work Studio

Havelock Walk | Forest Hill | SE23



Live Work Studio | Three bedrooms | Separate Studio | Freehold

26 havelock walk forest hill se23 live work studio for sale
Originally a blacksmith workshop, this 2393 sq. ft freehold, three floor live work warehouse is now a haven for talented types, providing an artistic, 1195 sq. ft double height ground floor studio & domestic base above at Havelock Walk, one of South East London’s most revered creative hubs.

Havelock Walk is a community lead creative street, fiercely independent, housing some of London’s innovative and interesting people.

This particular unique home lies at the Northern end of the cobblestoned mews, it’s in excellent order and offers a blank canvas for its next innovate owner.

Large warehouse style double doors from the property open directly out the mews allowing easy transit of large artworks or installations both in to and out of the ground floor studio. There’s a separate entrance at ground floor to a common entrance lobby where stairs lead to the upper living quarters. This could allow for the working and living spaces to become quite independent of each other. The main room is large, with good natural light, plenty of desk or workspaces, cupboards, industrial extraction ducts and three phase electrics which were used by the previous owner in his woodworking business. What makes this space special is the double height with a mezzanine level above. A kitchen sits to the rear of this open plan space along with two loos. Feature ironwork columns give architectural interest.

A staircase with bespoke wooden joinery leads to the L-shaped mezzanine level which has a run of skylight windows along one side making this a wonderful light filled space. This would make a marvellous office space with workshop-style space below.

Living accommodation is accessed from the entrance lobby and is spread across the two upper floors. On the first floor are two good sized bedrooms – one has an adjoining dressing room or lounge. There are bespoke wooden cupboards throughout which give architectural interest to the rooms. The bathroom is well appointed and decorated in a contemporary neutral style. Wooden floors throughout the living areas.

Upstairs on the top floor is an impressive open plan space also with wooden floors which features the original beams and gable roof yet allows standing room throughout. To one end of the space is a kitchen area with bespoke built in open shelving. Big windows on two sides give views across the London roofscape and make this a light and atmospheric room.

The entire property is an inspirational atelier-style space with multiple possibilities as to how it’s used.

There are excellent transport links from Forest Hill Overground station to London Bridge, London Victoria, Highbury and Islington station and south to Croydon and Crystal Palace.  The area has many bus routes. The shopping in Forest Hill is good with a mixture of supermarket and independent shops, cafes, restaurants. Close by is the excellent Forest Hill Pools and within walking distance are the lovely open spaces of The Horniman Gardens and The Horniman Museum.

Havelock Walk in Forest Hill, London SE23, has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Originally built as a residential area, it evolved into an artistic enclave known for its vibrant community of artists and creatives.

In the late 1800s, the area saw a surge in residential development, with rows of Victorian terraced houses lining the streets. Over time, as London expanded and evolved, Havelock Walk became home to a diverse range of residents, including artists attracted to its affordable housing and spacious studios.

During the mid-20th century, Havelock Walk experienced a shift as artists began converting the Victorian houses into studios and workshops. This transformation marked the beginning of its reputation as an artistic hub.

In the following decades, Havelock Walk solidified its status as a haven for creativity, with artists from various disciplines flocking to the area. The community fostered collaboration, inspiration, and innovation, with residents often hosting exhibitions and events to showcase their work.

Today, Havelock Walk continues to thrive as a dynamic artistic community, with its cobbled street lined with eclectic studios and galleries. It remains a destination for art lovers and a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity in London.

Havelock Walk, SE23 3HG

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* Property construction: Traditional Brick
* Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water Supply, Broadband
* Gas Supply: Independently supplied. Supplier unknown
* Electricity supply: Independently supplied. Supplier unknown
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 17mps; Upload Speed: 1mps (Ultrafast is available)
* Mobile signal/coverage: Likely Coverage of all major networks

* Restrictions: Live/Work title.
* Flood risk: Low risk, surface water & rivers/seas
* Planning permissions: For the property itself and its immediate locality:
* Accessibility/adaptations: Disabled WC at ground floor level.
* Flight path: Heathrow/City

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