The Old Bakery in Brixton Hill, London SW2 is an unusual warehouse apartment converted by the owner, a property developer. Instead of carving up the 3,252 square feet into flats, he's created an enormous two-bedroom apartment. The 42ft by 36ft sitting room has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and brickwork, and leads to a custom-built kitchen. The main bedroom is equally roomy, at more than 36ft by 19ft, and the guest bedroom is a generous 15ft by 17ft. pounds 375,000 through Friend & Falcke (0171-498 0736).
Flat 5 in Little Walden Hall, near Saffron Walden in Essex, is on the first floor of a Victorian country house. The one-bedroom flat has a fitted chandelier in the drawing room, elaborately carved doors leading to a study, and an 18ft kitchen. Garages are in the courtyard and there is a communal summer-house. No ground rent is payable, but the annual maintenance charge is currently around pounds 1,200. Price pounds 120,000 through Bruce Munro (01799 522628).Reuse content