As we drift into the last month of this year, we do so after a continued uplift in sales arranged, lettings agreed and new property coming onto the market. It has been a very encouraging Autumn after a slower summer and again a demonstration that with prices levelling off and a continued demand, and increased level of supply has actually made our part of the property market a very pleasant place to be for all concerned.
We seemed to spend almost every minute in South London last month; at least it certainly felt like that from the scooting across the city on viewings! Lettings were particularly busy in November and among those agreed last month were a house at the gated schoolhouse conversion The Lycee on Kennington park road in SE11. Here we let one of the few houses in the development which featured fairly recently in our blog article about our favourite schoolhouse conversions in London.
Another favourite development of ours, and also the subject in one of our blogs, this time on our favourite factory conversions, is The Light Works at Blenheim Gardens in Brixton, SW2, where we let a three-storey live/work unit in a former light bulb factory hidden behind a row of Edwardian terraced houses.
And over in Battersea, at another schoolhouse conversion that didn’t make it onto our list of favourites but makes us wonder whether we should extend our list, quite the most sensational and newly refurbished apartment, again set over three levels and offering truly splendid accommodation that has been beautifully fitted with a high-end specification.
One the sales side, our favourite sale in November was the upside down house in a gated mews on Putney Bridge Road SE15. We’ve loved the house since it came on and although the summer slowdown played its part in us taking a few months to find a buyer, the house is now on its way to becoming the property of very happy new owner.
We mentioned at the beginning of this post that stock levels were really improving and, if you have a look through the for sale section of our website, you’ll see plenty of new property of the unique, interesting and unusual ilk both throughout London and across the UK.
Current picks of the crop include a one bedroom Soho apartment in a brutalist concrete tower at the heart of Berwick Street market; a five-bedroom house converted from a former Temperance Hall on the High Street in Stoke-on-Trent; a riverside warehouse apartment in a Rotherhithe street; and a star of the television Grand Designs, a radical reinvention of a Victorian terraced house in hip London Fields.
Why not see if something piques your interest?