Take a lesson in style from this former school-turned-London penthouse

Once a humble school, this stunning home is now an uber-stylish duplex penthouse

This stunning London penthouse occupies the second and third floors of a former Victorian school. The unique home is a fine of a period conversion well done. The exceptional apartment boasts a wealth of period features throughout. The noticeable period characteristics include grand high ceilings, sash windows, traditional fireplaces, original wooden flooring and restored cast iron radiators.

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Located in the heart of East London this three bed apartment is simply too cool for school.

 

brick wall with black door and white window frames

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Don't be fooled by the word 'apartment' – this property is seriously huge. The grand entrance is very in-keeping with the greatness that lives behind the door.

Open-plan living room

living room with wooden flooring and fireplace

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The second floor comprises a stunning, triple aspect open-plan kitchen and reception room. Decorated with plush velvet and glam metallic touches, this room is effortlessly chic. Two sets of original French doors open out onto the impressive private roof terrace.

living room with wooden flooring and white walls

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Full height sliding doors allow the dining room to be closed off. Making the space private from the living room – for more intimate dining occasions.

dinning room with wooden flooring and chandelier

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Kitchen

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The kitchen features contemporary white units with wooden worksurfaces. An original Pop Art feature wall holds court in this room. The bold artwork adds a modern touch the characterful period property.

Bedrooms

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Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors flood this master bedroom with natural light. The balcony adds a welcome escape to the outside space.

bedroom with black cabinet and mirror on wall

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Complete with a walk-in dressing room, the spare bedroom is far from shabby.

Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and mosaic tiles

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Small-scale grey mosaic tiles keep the bathroom simple but stylish

Outdoor space

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The generous outdoor terrace is accessed via two doors from the open-plan living space on the second floor. The master bedroom on the third floor has doors leading out to a balcony area, overlooking the terrace.

terrace with table and trees

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In the heart of Hoxton, London, having this much outdoor space is extremely rare, and would command a price premium. There's more than enough room to host many a summer soiree.

This former school turned apartment is currency on the market with Savills, (opens in new tab) with a guide price of £2.1 million.

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Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.