Heart of art: Grayson Perry sells Walthamstow workshop

Cross-dressing Turner Prize-winning potter and now acclaimed Reith lecturer Grayson Perry is selling his Walthamstow workshop after 12 years in the once-unglamorous east London district.

Cross-dressing Turner Prize-winning potter and now acclaimed Reith lecturer Grayson Perry is selling his Walthamstow workshop after 12 years in the once-unglamorous east London district. 

The two-storey end-terrace property in Spruce Hills Road comes with permission to return it to residential use — a shrewd move, according  to Perry. 
“I’ve moved out just as Walthamstow is becoming gentrified. My work is done,” he says.

Estate agent Currell is inviting offers above £225,000. Call 020 3222 5555.

It’s all go in the “Stow” right now, with the unveiling of a new statue of film legend and  one-time local Alfred Hitchcock, a green light for the controversial redevelopment of the famous greyhound stadium, and the first town-centre designer apartments.

The area looks like a decent investment bet. Prices are among the lowest in London and transport links are good — it’s in Zone 3 on the Tube and there are 17-minute Overground trains into the City. Flats priced from £199,995 are selling like hot cakes at a scheme called Metro Pads above Walthamstow Central station. Call Strettons on 020 8509 4457.


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