In a converted tin box factory built in the 1820s…
Just around the corner from Borough tube station, is an apartment the likes of which rarely comes onto the market.
Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three…
The space has been transformed into a fantasy landscape, a created world that resembles a film or stage set of Alice in Wonderland, or an enchanted Harry Potter house.
Arranged over the top two floors of the converted premises on Cole Street, the front door to the apartment opens up into a stunning open plan space with windows on two sides. Grandfather clocks, long chunky wooden tables on wooden floors and a wrought iron spiral staircase echo a timeless fantasy land of mischief and fun.
Dried vines, copper and gold, rise up in the corners, climbing along the stone beams overhead bringing the natural outdoor world inside.
In the mezzanine floor above, is the bedroom and bathroom with access to a private terrace.
It's not surprising that the illusion of another world has been so successfully and magically created in this place. The owners, the “Brothers Quay” are world leading movie animators, famous for their award-winning work on the Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer music video (1986) and sequences in films including Frida (2002).
Terry Gilliam, Monty Python member and master of the weird, is known to be a big fan of the twin brothers Stephen and Timothy, who have spent much of their professional life in Southwark having moved to London in 1969 from their home in USA. They are selling the property with no onward chain and some lucky wizard is about to find a new, delightful home.
Situated just off Borough High Street with easy access to all the usual favourites: Bermondsey Street, Borough Market, the Southbank plus tube and train links it gives us great pleasure to share this opportunity, and reminds us at Williams Lynch, why we enjoy being SE1 property specialists so much.