OK, we asked for it. We set up shop as London’s first Loft specialist, handling only the most interesting and unusual spaces in the capital. It was bound to attract some ‘unusual’ people, but we had no idea how wide and varied our inbox would become. Here are 5 recent examples of the Unique requests and requirements that come our way…
“Sculptor looking for anywhere in West or North London – needs a ground floor work space with access for sculptures up to 10ft high. Anything up to £4m”
“Contemporary Art dealer looking for a large apartment (or lateral house) with a large amount of (high) wall space to display some of his stock. He wants to work from home but have the feel of a home/gallery. Clerkenwell, Islington, Camden, Maida Vale, Shepherds Bush, Battersea, Vauxhall or Borough. Up to £3m”
“We are a young creative couple looking for an open-plan living space of about 1,000sq ft. Don’t need many walls, don’t mind condition, but would love an old warehouse or something similar. Anywhere in Zone 2 up to £900,000”
“Cognitive therapist hoping to find some kind of building I could run my practice from (need about 3 consulting rooms and a small waiting area and cloakroom) and then some living space and two bedrooms. Anywhere in London within 10 minutes walk of a tube. Happy to do work . Cash, no mortgage needed. Up to £1m”
“Desperate for a genuine old warehouse conversion/loft apartment. Must have exposed brickwork and beams – outside space preferable but not essential, high ceilings, any condition and looking around South East or East London up to £800k”
The overriding them is, of course, space. Not location. We’ve proved it time and time again that ‘location, location, location’ is not all that matters. In fact, uniquely for us, it hardly matters at all.