From traditional British pub to boutique flats

​While the Campaign for Real Ale lobbies for tougher planning rules in a bid to stem the loss of traditional British pubs, 31 of which close each week, at least a few in London are providing much-needed housing.
Called 268 Fulham Road, the redevelopment of a Victorian pub on the corner of traffic-clogged Fulham Road shows that seemingly unpromising locations can become sought-after addresses.

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268 Fulham Road: a resourceful development of a Victorian pub

Behind the building's original exterior are six comfort-cooled boutique flats with quadruple glazing to shut out noise. By removing original floors, the developer has been able to create two mezzanine apartments with ceiling heights over 16 feet, and carve a luxurious penthouse, pictured, from the once-disused attic space. The design and décor is modern, with good storage solutions and iPad-controlled entertainment. Hemmed in by a oneway traffic system, properties on this patch trail in value. Prices range from £975,000 to £2.95 million — not cheap, but quite a bit less than posher parts of Chelsea. Call Linton Property on 020 3402 5102.

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