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Not just a pipe dream: Old hosepipe factory in Peckham goes up for sale for £2.15 million after being transformed into ultra-modern family home

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/07/2018 Mark Hanrahan

a large brick building: Located in a former hosepipe factory, the property's facade gives little clue as to the interior's dramatic transformation © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Located in a former hosepipe factory, the property's facade gives little clue as to the interior's dramatic transformation Interest in this luxury home that has been converted from an old hosepipe factory is bound not to dry up.

From the outside the property still looks like an industrial warehouse but the inside has been transformed into an ultra-modern family home that is now up for sale for £2.15m.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: The downstairs living space looks onto a spectacular dining area in a glass atrium, which leads onto the rear garden © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The downstairs living space looks onto a spectacular dining area in a glass atrium, which leads onto the rear garden The clever conversion makes use of the double height ceilings from its factory days and it has a stunning glass atrium.

The house, in Peckham, south east London, has an open plan kitchen/reception room, a 'chillout room', dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Upstairs is another spacious reception room, a study, and the master bedroom suite which has an en suite bathroom.

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: The exposed double-height wood ceiling and timber beams in one of the bedrooms hark back to the house's past as a factory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The exposed double-height wood ceiling and timber beams in one of the bedrooms hark back to the house's past as a factory

The only nod to its past is the original vaulted timber ceiling.

The property also has a south-facing garden with patio and decking and a separate building at the back of the garden with a kitchenette and toilet.

a house with trees in the background: The garden boasts a separate building, complete with kitchenette and bathroom, which could be used as a study or an office © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The garden boasts a separate building, complete with kitchenette and bathroom, which could be used as a study or an office

Very little is known about the history of the factory.

a chair sitting in front of a building: The house offers plenty of spaces ideal for all kinds of dining, from an elegant dinner party to a casual family breakfast © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The house offers plenty of spaces ideal for all kinds of dining, from an elegant dinner party to a casual family breakfast

Planning documents show it suffered bomb damage during the Second World War.

It belonged to the company W. Greenwood & Sons and in the 1950s they made flex hoses and by the 1980s they were making 'oil resisting' hosepipes.

a large brick building with a window: The property boasts two bathrooms including a 'wet room' shower, ideal for rinsing off muddy pets or children © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The property boasts two bathrooms including a 'wet room' shower, ideal for rinsing off muddy pets or children

It is not known when the business ceased trading but the building lay empty for some years before developers converted it into residential use in 2006.

Mitchell Murphy, from estate agents Knight Frank, said: 'It's a stunning one-off, a unique property especially for that area.

a room filled with furniture and a large window: Let it shine: The building's glass atrium allows natural light to flood into the living spaces, creating a bright and airy feel © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Let it shine: The building's glass atrium allows natural light to flood into the living spaces, creating a bright and airy feel

'Externally it still has that industrial look but it's gated and you can't see it from the road so it's nice and secluded.

'The couple who own it bought it off the developer 12 years ago but they are now looking for a lifestyle change.

'So this is a rare opportunity.

'It's still got the original ceiling with the lovely beams but that's the only thing that has really remained from when it was a factory.

'You've got really good reception rooms, perfect for entertaining.

a couple of lawn chairs sitting on top of a picnic table: The garden's high fences mean that residents can enjoy privacy and solitude in this bustling corner of south-east London

The garden's high fences mean that residents can enjoy privacy and solitude in this bustling corner of south-east London
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'At the back you have got so much glass there and with the double-height ceiling that allows a lot of light to come through.

'The area is up and coming and because the property is just so individual that can make it hard to find a buyer.

'I think it will appeal to someone cash rich, who knows the area and might not even use it as their main home but just want it because it's a cool space.'

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