This quirky London home hides a secret indoor garden – complete with cobbled floors

Step inside this abode with a difference, it has to be seen to be believed

 This unique London home takes the trend for bringing the outside in, to a whole new level. With dried hop vines suspended from beams, terracotta plants pots and indoor trees throughout – this home feels like a secret garden oasis in the middle of the city. With plenty of extra quirky touches thrown in.

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The property is set over the top two floors of the building. The interior, on the whole, bares clear evidence of the owners artistic nature and genuinely demonstrates how internal decoration can evoke independently different emotions.

From the street you'd never guess a secret indoor garden was hidden behind the brick exterior...


school house with brick wall and car with road

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Describing this property the agents say, 'This extraordinary property is a truly unique space in a converted former G. Wallin and Co Tin-Box factory.' These beautiful buildings, in the heart of Borough, were developed in the 1820's.

Living room

living room with wooden flooring and white ceiling

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The quirky south London home is owned by the Quay brothers, who are well-known in the world of film and theatre. It's fitting their home is has a theatrical feel, with it's many quirky curios.

Dining area

dining room with wooden flooring and wooden dining table with chairs

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On the lower floor is a large open-plan space which accommodates the kitchen, living and dining zones. The second floor is accessed via a cast iron spiral staircase, revealing the mezzanine level comprising of a bedroom and bathroom.


kitchen room with table and plant on pot

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Aside from the abundance of plants the kitchen is home to a striking/scary manikin. It's almost to be expected in this house of quirky objects.


bedroom with wooden flooring and bed with wooden beam

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The bedroom shares a mezzanine floor space with the bathroom. The two zones are characterfully divided by full-height shutters.


bathroom with hanging lanterns and bathtub with plants

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 Plants in the bathroom has becoming a huge trend. This home is certainly onboard with the idea, as there are plants galore. A skylight directly above the bath adds to the sense of ambience in this plant-filled sanctuary. Stargazing bubble bath anyone?

Notice the totally unique cobble stone flooring, you don't see that indoors often do you.

Roof terrace

roof terrace with plants and shrubs with garden

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In addition to the indoor garden there is an external one too by way of this rooftop terrace. Out of season it's not looking its best, but in summer this space will look blooming lovely.

This unique home is currently on the market with agents Williams Lynch via Zoopla, with an asking price of £1.15million.

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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.