Watson’s Street, Deptford
Incredible one-off former mission hall of over 1800 square feet in a cool location near Deptford High Street and Deptford Market Yard, just a 4 minute walk from both Deptford and New Cross stations (for regular and Overground services). The detached property dates to 1906, built as a memorial to Baptist and philanthropist Joseph Mead, a director of biscuit maker Peek Frean. 2018 saw its sympathetic and entire refurbishment completed to exacting standards, and a large east-facing roof terrace created. Architect Alex Nikjoo and the property's current residents have cleverly and collaboratively brought the property into its exciting new chapter as a stylish and extravagant yet functional home and studio. Freehold.
An enormous room of over 35 feet by over 22 is the main, jaw-dropping event, with four cross beams, polished concrete floors and huge west-facing windows (the windows throughout are double-glazed). Access it via solid wood original double doors, and a useful tiled porch area. The beautiful bespoke kitchen has been incorporated centrally at the foot of the room, below the mezzanine floor. Hand-built painted units here are teamed with black granite counters and a gold distressed verre églomisé splashback.
Behind the kitchen, find the timber stairs to the mezzanine, plus lashings of storage, in the form of built-in cupboards, then three double bedrooms, plus bathroom, and shower room to the master. The master bedroom (of over 14 feet by over 11) also has its own walk-in wardrobe.
Taking full advantage of its detached status, the property has windows on all four external walls. Large skylight windows further feature - in the main room, the master bedroom and en suite, and above the mezzanine section.
The mezzanine floor of over 15 feet by over 13 - and evocative of a pulpit - is a well-considered use of the available cubic space, without encroaching on the height and scope of the principal room. It's an ideal studio space and a 4 metre solid wood desk has been incorporated into its design. What a place to work and craft! Double-glazed double doors, that are set within a vast and impressive triangular wall of glass, open onto the large and low-maintenance roof terrace of over 24 feet by over 15.
Where to find this home of homes? Deptford neighbours New Cross and Peckham to the West, and Greenwich and Blackheath to the East. You are also but a 15 minute walk from the River Thames. Deptford High Street is your local one, with regular market, banks, library, leisure centre, and a growing number of restaurants, bars and cafes. We particularly rate Marcella, The Job Centre, London Velo and The Winemakers. M & D is a great little Japanese cafe/takeaway too.
Deptford Market Yard is a fairly new offering, delivering a wonderful European feel by Deptford station. The Tapas Room, Little Nan's Bar, Taproom and Buster Mantis all attract a trendy, young crowd. Brockley Market runs on Saturdays nearby in Lewisham College's walled car park. Lewisham isn't far either for popular Sparrow restaurant and Model Market (street food, cocktails and more).
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900