Property of the week: Is this Bethnal Green beauty the biggest one bedroom flat in London?

Melissa York
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For a bachelor pad or pied-a-terre that’s more than just a place to come home to after work, few properties could compete with this one.

Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, £1.55m

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Situated on the edge of the City in Bethnal Green, this one bedroom home is set out across a former Georgian ballroom and chapel.

Comprising 2,245sqft, the property is entered on the first floor into a grand kitchen/dining double-height living space that’s so large, a portion of it is currently being used as a photography studio.

The Grade II Listed property comprises a ballroom that dates back to the late 18th century and the chapel was added in the early 20th.

The adjoining buildings, however, date all the way back to the 1690s, and have an illustrious history as a military hospital and the Repton Boxing Club, before being converted into residential use in 1987. They’re now owned by the Young Foundation, a non-profit think tank that tackles social inequality.

Ideal for a buyer who works from home, the bedroom and study is on a mezzanine level overlooking the Museum Gardens on a quiet, one-way street. There’s also a loft-like storage space and a utility area to keep the impressive open spaces free from clutter.

Available with a share of the freehold, the architect behind its current layout is Richard Kaye, whose studio is nearby on Roman Road.

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