These flats are so good, they never even make it onto the letting agents’ websites…
The best apartment buildings are never easy to find – and these five are proof of that. They’re one-offs, full of character features like exposed brickwork and big original windows, so they go before they even get to the market. Take a look and tell the letting agent exactly what you’re after, you never know, you might be one of the lucky few who get in before they go.
Engine House is one of the original Victorian mill buildings at Fearn Island Mills and it’s jam-packed with character features. All the apartments have exposed brickwork, even in the most unlikely places – have you ever seen it on the ceiling before? They also have imposing cast iron beams, tall vaulted ceilings and long metal windows that drench the flats in light and this a really impressive place to live.
Engine House, Neptune Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AN.
St Peter’s House and Hall
You won’t find anything like this anywhere else in Leeds. No two flats in St Peter’s House and Hall are the same. The 12-apartment complex makes the most of the building’s unique features – we’re talking huge ceilings, exposed brickwork and double-height arched windows that let in loads of natural light. But that’s not the only reason why this is a great place to live – move here and you’ll have Leeds Minster in your front garden.
St Peter’s House and Hall, The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EU.
53 The Calls
53 The Calls is full of character, but you’d never guess from the outside what lies within. They’ve retained the original Victorian charm, from hard-to-find features like exposed brickwork and high ceilings to those beautiful curved windows that let in loads of light. It’s finished off with a stylish, modern decor that lets you make it your own. There are only 19 flats in this entire building and they don’t come up very often, but when they do, they’re snapped up quick smart.
53 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EY.
It’s crazy to think that Vassalli House could fly under the radar – there are 24 amazing studio, one and two bed apartments in this hidden gem of an apartment building. The rooms are incredibly spacious, especially for a city centre flat, but that’s just the start – they also boast exposed brickwork, high ceilings, old school fireplaces and original windows. The location is incredibly central and yet you’d never know they were here.
Vassalli House, Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE.
How many times have you walked down The Headrow and never noticed Pearl Chambers? It’s a Grade II-listed building with oodles of personality. We’re talking quirky slanted walls, interesting floorplans and huge statement windows that shower the room in light. But here, the original features are coupled with modern touches, like the tastefully-decorated kitchen and bathroom, so you get the best of both worlds.
Pearl Chambers, 22 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5BY.Cover image copyright iForHomes.