For Sale: Victorian Shop & Flat in London

Oh this one is lovely!

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This beautiful Grade II-listed shop with a flat above is for sale in the Spitalfields Market area of London, England.

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The bright yellow storefront building on Brushfield Street is located in what used to be Henry VIII’s artillery ground, where soldiers once practiced archery and musketry during the 16th century.

For the first time in over two decades, the shop and adjoining 3 bedroom apartment with private rear roof terrace is up for sale!

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Technically, it’s not really for sale.  Rather, it is a leasehold property with a price of £2,300,000. But don’t worry, the lease length has another 978 years remaining, according to the listing.

So if you bought it, you’d be good for a few years.

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Thought to have been built in the 1770’s, the shop & flat retain much of the original character. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to live and work in one of London’s most popular historic markets.

Some historical context from the listing:

From 1889 to 1892 the shop was occupied by its most famous resident, a Jewish Hungarian immigrant called Annie Gold. Her shop sign sits above the door on Brushfield Street to this day, advertising her trade as milliner under the moniker A. Gold.

Since Annie’s occupation of the shop, the space and upstairs apartment has been used as a jeweller and diamond cutter, a furrier, a bootmaker and as temporary lodgings. It was a functioning fruit and vegetable warehouse right up until the relocation of the original fruit and vegetable market to Leyton in 1991. The Spitalfields Trust took it over and saved the space from demolition.

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The shop part occupies the entire ground floor and in the rear, there is an office area with a fireplace containing a cast-iron Victorian stove.

The interior features tongue and groove paneling and original hardwood floors.

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

How quaint and well, English, is this place?

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

Entrance to the flat is from a secondary door from the hallway on the ground floor. The apartment has a bright living room with a fireplace and built-in shelving. This space leads through to a dining room with another fireplace with a Victorian stove, and down to a modern kitchen at the rear.

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

The next floor up has two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

The back bedroom has an unusual box-bed:

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

What a perfect spot to cozy up with a book!

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

On the upper floor, there is a charming light-filled bedroom in the front :

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

And in the back, there is a bathroom with stable doors opening onto a delightful private roof terrace!

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

The private outdoor space is an adorable bonus to an already fabulous property.

Victorian shop and flat for sale on Brushfield Street London England

For the equivalent of $3,070,511.50 US dollars, you could live a storybook life in an historic building in one of London’s most charming districts!

 

Source:

https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/brushfield-street/

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