The Old House at Frampton on the Severn in Gloucestershire is celebrating its 500th birthday. The Grade II listed six-bedroom house, built five years after Christopher Columbus discovered America, has a 15ft library with a range of fitted cupboards on two walls and adjustable bookshelves with concealed lighting. There are more shelves in a gallery. The main rooms overlook the one-and-a-half acre gardens and the village green. pounds 525,000 through Knight Frank (01285 659771).
41 St Loo's Avenue in Chelsea is an artist's studio built above private garages. Within walking distance of Sloane Square, it has a large studio room with built-in shelves, a 9'4" ceiling height and an arched triple window. Apart from kitchen and bathroom, there's also a studio room with more shelves. pounds 215,000 through Cluttons Daniel Smith (0171-584 1771)Reuse content