Bethany Hall, North Kensington, London, W1038 Photos
An incredibly unique conversion of a former community hall into one huge family home. Bethany Hall was constructed in 1924 by a generous local family of grocers who felt the need for a community nonconformist place of worship, which explains the total immersion baptistery underneath the pool table, presently used as a wine cellar. Rumour has it that at one legendary party, trapeze artists were hired to swing from the lofty beams in the vast hall. There are four superb double bedrooms, unbeatable lateral living space, a designer kitchen and a home office with a private entrance – perfect for an aspiring exec, taking on the world. The beautifully tended gardens surrounding the building includes a glorious avenue of catalpa trees at the front gate leads to the dramatic old front door, leaving a lasting impression. To the rear are more landscaped gardens with luscious mimosa trees providing shade and cover, while inside one would have room for a palm tree within the hall’s immense pitched ceilings.