Unlike most Spitalfield’s houses, this house on Fournier Street is not Georgian but one of the first buildings built in the area after WWII, and it certainly stands out due to its classic 1950s architecture. Built originally as an industrial unit and used latterly as student accommodation, the current owners, Eleanor and her partner Chris, wanted to branch out into property development, and started locally in an area that they knew intimately.
Sensing an opportunity in the future, Eleanor and Chris sensibly pre-arranged the finance for such a project, so that when this particular house came onto the market, they were able to snap it up. As they already lived on the same street, it fitted their ‘local criteria’ more perfectly than they could have ever imagined. Read more in issue 35