Cases might be closed inside this converted courthouse in east London but the sense of drama still remains.
The 19th-century Shoreditch property – on the market via Hamptons International for £2.45m – has been refashioned as a light-filled, two-bedroom home with vaulted ceilings and grand proportions.
On the ground floor of the adaptive reuse project is a guest bedroom and cosy library study, which is wrapped in bookcases. Running the full width of the property is a large kitchen and dining area seating up to 10 people. French doors open out to the apartment’s private leafy courtyard, while a curving staircase leads upstairs to the living room.
This voluminous space is bookended by triple height windows, which bathe the room in light. Walls and exposed beams have been painted white, exaggerating the sense of the space, while original features such as doors and stained glass windows have been retained.
Also on this floor is the master bedroom, which has access to a 111-sq-ft terrace with a conservatory and rooftop views across Shoreditch.
The Old Courthouse sits within the heritage listed Boundary Estate, close to Shoreditch’s bustling High Street. It’s just a stone’s throw from Columbia Road’s famous flower market and chef Margot Henderson’s feted eaterie, the Rochelle Canteen on Arnold Circus.