Property conversions

From a lightkeeper’s house and lighthouse in Dumfries and Galloway, to a former firestation converted into loft apartments in Brooklyn, New York.


Firehouse, Ft Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, New York, US. A 1930s former firestation now converted into loft apartments. It has wood floors, high ceilings with skylights and a roof garden. 2 loft apartments, top-floor loft with roof terrace, ground floor garage and 2 offices, cellar. £2.57m Halstead Property 020-7467 5330.


Lightkeeper's House & Cottage, Killantringan Lighthouse, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway. The accommodation in this decommissioned lighthouse is in the lightkeeper's house and there is a separate three-bed cottage. 6 beds, 3 baths, open-plan living area, conservatory, 3 acres. £485,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.


Kilmartin Castle, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute. A restored late-16th-century castle. It has exposed stonework throughout, a stone staircase and a large open fireplaces with a wood-burning stove. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, garden, 1 acre. £375,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.

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Observatory House, Southwoods, Yeovil, Somerset. This conversion of the Royal Observatory Corps headquarters has slate floors, a bespoke ash staircase, a balcony and a green roof. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, library, gym, office, workshop, guest bed suite with kitchen, gardens. £900,000 Greenslade Taylor Hunt 01935-415300.


Station House, North Cave, Brough, North Humberside. This converted station house retains the original ticket-office panelling and hatch. 5 beds, 4 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, studio, conservatory, breakfast kitchen, 1-bed annexe, double garage, outbuildings, gardens, grounds, 7 acres. £695,000 Carter Jonas 01904-558200.


The Old Aeroworks, St John's Wood, London NW8. A former 1930s Art Deco-style factory converted into loft-style apartments. The flat has American oak floors and vaulted ceilings.

2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan recep/kitchen, eaves storage areas, balcony, lift, share of freehold. £925,000 Marsh & Parsons 020-7993 3050


The Old School, Old Harlow, Essex. A Grade II-listed conversion of a Victorian Gothic school dating from 1850. Period features include a mahogany staircase, panelling, vaulted ceilings and a chandelier. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, garden. £849,950 Savills 01279-756800.


The Station House, Moulton, Lincolnshire. This former railway station incorporates the station master's house and waiting rooms. 4 beds, bath, 3 receps, loft, gardens, planning permission for a 4-bed house in the grounds, 0.7 acres. £425,000 Longstaff 01775-766766.