The Long House is a distinctive cluster of properties located in West London. It could be purchased as one lot or made available as individual properties. The Long House has an interesting light-industrial history. It was originally utilised as a jewellery workshop, warehouse and office for the Ratner Group. The current owners took on a semi-derelict complex and cleverly transformed it into a series of warm and inviting classically-styled living spaces, combined with sizeable work areas and creative studios. At the core of The Long House is the spacious open-plan dining, living and kitchen area. Upstairs, a series of bedrooms includes a master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. To the front of the main building, there is a converted self-contained studio apartment currently arranged as in income-producing asset. This has the potential to be re-incorporated into the main house. To the rear of the property, a bright and spacious collection of artists' studios and office space are offered, most of which make full use of double height vaulted ceilings. The title for The Long House also includes a four-bedroom period house, fronting Goldhawk Road. This offers yet another income producing opportunity. As per the studio apartment, it could readily be incorporated into the principal property to provide additional accommodation. Outside, a terraced area wraps around one half of the building with an extremely private and tranquil courtyard at the end. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. This is a truly unique property that can only be fully appreciated through a visit.
The Long House is very well placed for access to central London. Goldhawk Road underground station (which is on the Central Line) is just a few moments away on foot. The attractive parkland of Shepherds Bush Green and the excellent shopping facilities at Westfield are also within easy reach.
"I had wanted to live in an industrial building for some time, when in 1993 a friend told me about a derelict factory in Shepherd’s Bush. I went to see it and my heart stopped! The property came with a four bedroom cottage at the front and an 80 ft long separate studio at the back. It was the ideal opportunity to make an income from letting the additional accommodation while focusing on my art in the studio. After securing a change of use for the building, from light industrial to residential, the builders moved in. There has not been a day when I haven’t appreciated living here. The two storey factory portion of the property is just under 100 ft long. I linked the studio, which is now 40ft long, to the main building. So the full length of the ground floor area is enormous. Not at all like the average London dwelling which is all vertical, and it’s a wonderful and surprising way to live in the city. Outside, the secluded courtyard is a cascade of evergreen jasmine, fully planted and profusely verdant. Years ago, I dreamt that I drew the curtains and saw fields from the windows. And this is the only reason we're leaving the home we've loved for so long - it's time to move to the countryside."
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