Chelsea artists’ studio offered for sale; most artists will be unable to afford it
Between 1850 and 1914 many artists’ studios were constructed in Kensington and Chelsea in the wake of “the pro art political climate” supported by the likes of Disraeli, Gladstone and the royal family.
The first set of purpose-built flatted studios in Chelsea was built at 76 Fulham Road in 1870. It was named ‘The Avenue’ and now one property there is for sale for £2.7 million ($3.4 million or €3 million or درهم,12.4 million) – a figure far out of the reach of the majority of artists.
The Grade II listed set of studios at ‘The Avenue’ has variously been the home and workplace of a number of distinguished artists. Amongst them have been Joseph Boehm Edward Poynter, Alfred Gilbert, Philip Wilson Steer and now a buyer has the opportunity to buy what is described as an “impressive, unmodernised, mixed residential and artists’ studio” space that extends to 1,352 square foot. It is offered by Best Gapp and comes complete with a large studio room, a kitchen, cloakroom, two bedrooms, a bathroom and parking for one car in Sydney Mews.