Our clients had bought this Victorian worker’s cottage near the Columbia Road Flower Market in London’s East End because it would make a lovely home. But, in this case, it would be a home not for them but for someone else – a rental property and a long-term investment. They knew that with the right approach this well-positioned, characterful property could appeal to a high-end tenant who was looking for something special.
We were responsible for everything: the interior transformation of the property, cost planning, procurement of specialist materials, and the trade contracts. We made the most of the lovely original features: vaulted ceilings on the first floor, exposed brickwork on the party wall, and restored fire places. On completion, we dressed, styled and arranged professional photography. At this end of the residential rental market, it’s important to get every detail right and to make the most of everything a potential home has to offer.
If, like our clients, you’re looking for the best outcome – for you and for your future tenants – this kind of joined-up thinking is crucial and every detail can make a difference. The result? This lovely cottage merited a 20% increase in rent, and an appreciative tenant moved in immediately. It was the perfect outcome all round.
Photography by Andrew Boyd
Interior Styling by Finkernagel Ross