Five of the best school conversions on Rightmove
They say that your school years are the best days of your life and the owners of these five properties have taken that sentiment to the next level.
We’ve searched high and low for the most impressive school house renovations on Rightmove right now – and we’ve whittled our short list down to five fabulous homes.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “Whilst Victorian-built schools aren’t tailored for present day teaching methods, they do lend themselves to be converted into brilliant homes. From city apartments to village cottages, they are versatile buildings which are incredibly characterful. As you’ll see below, with a bit of tender loving care, they can be restored to great spaces once more.
Join us as we head back to class and take a sneak peek inside some incredible school conversions…
The architects behind this elegant renovation clearly paid attention at design school as this beautifully charming two-bedroom mews oozes class and sophistication.
The Grade II-listed property features a vaulted, double height ceiling and boasts an airy open plan living space. The old building is full of charm and you’d bear no grudges having to stay after class here.
This property is listed for sale with Savills.
From the outside, this building impressively retains a sense of grandiosity, but inside this magnificent Victorian school conversion stands a modern and contemporary four-bedroom apartment.
The star of the show is the 50-foot reception room featuring an open fireplace at one end and an open plan kitchen at the other, which divides the space into living and dining areas – not to mention there are two mezzanines overlooking it.
There’s also plenty of storage space at this property, ideal for hiding all those textbooks you’ll probably read just the once.
This property is listed for sale with Cluttons.
A truly iconic building in the heart of London’s Holborn, this renovated school property – a cultured loft-style apartment– sits between Red Lion Square and Bedford Row, Bloomsbury.
Situated on the third and fourth floors, this two-bedroom duplex retains plenty of character, including sash windows and steel balconies, which are subtly enhanced by some modern touches such as a state-of-the-art kitchen. There’s also a lift to save yourself lugging heavy library books up and down the stairs.
The renovated home is perfectly positioned for commuting into the City or day trips to the West End, while University College London is also nearby.
This property is listed for sale with Chestertons.
This unique four-bedroom apartment offers a sense of grandeur which is hard to come by – mixing old school Victorian charm with ultra-modern 21st century luxury.
Nestled in the centre of the rejuvenated Hackney, this property still has links to all those PE, music and geography lessons as it boasts a home gym, room for a grand piano and a huge projector screen – perfect for watching David Attenborough documentaries.
This property is listed for sale with Stirling Ackroyd.
Busted famously sang about the reasons why they go to school and after one look at this seven-bedroom school conversion you’ll be wanting to spend every hour of the day here, too.
The superbly renovated property feels like a country cottage and contemporary city apartment all in one go. Its wow factor comes from a mezzanine galleried landing which really is breath-taking.
There’s also the potential to build a separate annex, which may appeal to families with teenagers who enjoy working in isolation.
This property is listed for sale with Purple Bricks.