We fell in love with number two Elers Road as soon as we saw it. Built in 1898 it's a beautiful example of Arts and Crafts architecture combing traditional craft and ornamental detail, like stained glass and decorative tiling, with distinct lines and modern design – so it's right up our street.
As local people will know the property has been converted many times over the years, was turned into a residential home for the elderly in around 1990 and has stood empty since 2007. So it's fair to say it's a bit run down.
But in spite of its crumbling plaster, peeling paint and damp corners, it still stands proud on the corner of the street overlooking the beautiful Lamas park.
And we're really excited and honoured to be able to say that we now own the building. Our plan over the next year we'll be to carefully restore and renovate the property to provide a range of one and two bedroom apartments in the neighbourhood – and we'll chart the journey on this blog.
In the meantime, we'd love to know more about the history of the building so if you've got any information or stories to tell please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.