The Brockley Barn for sale

Alastair spotted this Arabin Road property featured in the Standard's Unusual Homes [for sale] feature today. They say:

This unique, secluded home in the heart of Brockley was built around 1875 and was originally used as horse stables, and more recently as a car dealership. The property was granted residential status in 2000 and was transformed into one of London's most unique homes.

More pictures on Zoopla here.

18 comments:

Zoot and Hamster Fis said...

A barn? A barn?
And so one day old farmer Grey
Comes to me and this did say
All his beasts like music playin'
And could we kindly serenade 'm
Off we sped to the old cowshed
The cows they did adore us
They banged their pails
And wagged their tails
And joined in every chorus!

RB said...

Offers over 300k, bought for 227k in 2007 just before the crash. DIshonest fare.


Not to mention it's decorated like a deli.

roysavage said...

looks cold to inside to me.

Brockley Jon said...

Now sold, apparently.

Brockley Nick said...

Such is the power of BC ;)

Matt-Z said...

It's been lived in since way before 2000. Don't know about it being a car dealership, if true that must have been 20-30 years ago (or more). It had been used as a workshop/studio/living space by various people for years. It sold for about £50k to the developers who properly converted it in 2000. There's a nice cottage further down the garden too that was also originally some sort of outbuilding before an earlier residential conversion.


@Roysavage - it always used to be freezing to visit in the winter before it was done up. Presume it has been properly insulated and so on, but there's still a lot of volume space to heat. Brrr.

Headhunter said...

That's pretty standard... I bought my flat on Manor Ave in late 06 for about £240k and now similar flats are on sale for £340k upwards....

Headhunter said...

The London property market operates literally in the blink of an eye at the moment.... Have had friends looking and if you don't get in on the day things are put up for sale you miss out... Things literally go under offer the same day

terrencetrentderby said...

Another honest local farmer homeless

Good news for the numerous local badgers though

Max Calò said...

Tulips used to sell like that once.

Headhunter said...

True but you can live without Tulips, you can't easily live without a home...

Max Calò said...

You can't leave easily without a roof over the head but you can live without a buy to let investment, and I think that a lot of these sales, if not the majority, are buy to let.

Headhunter said...

I don't know for certain but I still think that the majority of sales are for owner/occupiers and even if they aren't, buying to let doesn't necessarily lead to some kind of property crash as we saw in 2007/08 - London property prices flatlined for a couple of years and then started the upward march again. People will always need somewhere to live and if they can't buy their own place, they'll have to rent. If London property prices can survive a global financial shock like the one we're beginning to emerg from then they can pretty much survive anything...

Max Calò said...

I also don't know how many are buy to let and apparently it's quite hard to estimate, but I'm quite sure that they're enough to make prices rise much higher that a lot of people could afford otherwise.
And buy to let buyers don't actually need to buy to heat up the market, they only need to bid.
That said, just like everyone else with a mortgage, I'm happy house prices in London didn't crash as they did elsewhere. I do think that second homes should be taxed and the rental market should be more regulated though.

Blah balch said...

I blame those sanctimonious Liberals, Max. What about you?

Max Calò said...

If that makes you happy that's fine with me.

Soucon of Dog Wheel said...

Down on the farm
I don't need no alarm
I rise from my bed at five thirty
Around six o'clock
I puts on me smock
I'm feelin' like Burlington Bertie

whathouse said...

Nice little yard for London though. And far better than some of awful designs around. http://www.whathouse.co.uk

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