Hidden wonder: Former Pie ‘n’ Mash shop in East London is transformed into a modern £1m home (but keeps its original tiled front)
The current exterior doesn’t give away many clues about the property’s internal transformation.
The J Gooding’s pie ‘n’ mash shop continues to look like a trading outlet from the street as it retains its original signage – although that is now a little worse for wear and the translucent glass windows mean the interior isn’t visible from outside.
The East London property was once a Pie ‘n’ Mash shop, but has been transformed into a modern £1m family home
As it was then: The property was once a thriving pie ‘n’ mash shop but closed its doors to customers for the last time
And now… the Hackney home has been given a modern makeover while retaining original features such as the shop’s wall and floor tiles
Back then: The shop had plenty of room for customers to sit and eat their pie ‘n’ mash, and the original floor tiles remain in the property today
Step across the threshold and the interior tells a different story. A glossy modern makeover awaits its new owner as the property is currently on the market for £1.05million via Mr & Mrs Clarke estate agents.
The agent explains in its advertising material that the former shop has been transformed into a ‘trendy, eclectic and eco-conscious home’.
The property is in the fashionable London borough of Hackney and boasts three bedrooms and a private courtyard. It also has a converted store room that is now used as an office.
It has a spacious living area, which the agent describes as ‘the soul’ of this property in Hackney’s Homerton.
The design features includes crittall windows and wooden floorboards, as well as some original features, such as the shop’s tiles on the walls and floor. There is also an eco-friendly roof with living plants.
The terrace house has a spacious living area that includes a dining area, a seating area and a trendy wood-burning stove
Some of the original wall tiles at the shop (pictured) have also been kept at the property that is now a family home
The former shop has been transformed into a ‘trendy, eclectic and eco-conscious home’ that features a living green roof
The London house boasts its own private courtyard that has a seating area with a table for entertaining outside
The property spreads across three floors and has three bedrooms, including this one with wooden flooring and plenty of light
The property was last sold in August 2002 for £170,000, and was listed for the first time since then in August this year – 19 years later – for £1.1million.
The asking price has since been reduced by £50,000 in October, according to Zoopla.
The property website suggests that the average price of a property in the area – Homerton, Hackney – is £478,558. It compares to an average of £335,833 for the country as a whole.
The Hackney property has good access to public transport and schools, and is less than half a mile from Homerton rail station and Cardinal Pole Catholic School.
A store room has been transformed into an office space, ideal for those working from home during the pandemic
The house has a modern and relaxed interior, which includes this large double bedroom on the top floor