It looks as if it is from the film set of The Secret Garden, with its quirky interiors that have brought the outside in.
This one-bedroom flat in trendy Borough, London, has dried hops hanging from beams, wooden shutters used as internal doors, and plant pots throughout.
There are even cobbled stones used on the floor in the bathroom and kitchen, and a wrought-iron spiral staircase.
Given its unusual inside, it is perhaps unsurprising to hear that the current owners of this artistic property for sale also work in film.
The main living space has dried hops hanging from the ceiling and a doorless wardrobe used in the living area as a coat rack
The Quay Brothers are best known for their puppet and feature-length films, in particular their animation work, such as the video for Peter Gabriel’s earworm hit Sledgehammer.
The twin brothers have put the property on the market, with an asking price of £1.15million.
The interiors also include a unique grandfather’s clock, a doorless wardrobe used in the living area as a coat rack and a dining table with an assortment of accompanying chairs.
There are animal murals on the walls in the living room, in addition to park benches and a pillar in the bedroom.
The plants and cobbled flooring in the bathroom helps to create a sense that the room is outdoors in a garden
The bedroom includes a couple of park benches, a large pillar and several wooden shutters used as internal doors
A London location: The flat is at the top of a converted former tin box factory developed in the 1820s
The rustic look: More plants, wrought-iron features and a cobbled floor are found in the kitchen
The flat looks like it could have been used in the film The Secret Garden, executive-produced by Francis Ford Coppola
The asking price? The unusual one-bed flat in south east London is currently on the market for £1.15m
There are murals of animals on the wall of the main living area overlooking a seating area and the dining table
The Quay Brothers are best known for their puppet and feature-length films, in particular their animation work
The roll top bath takes centre stage in the bathroom and is surrounded by a a wrought iron garden fencing
There is a spiral staircase in the main living room that links the two floors of the apartment
Adding to the garden theme is a watering can and potted plants in the rustic kitchen
There are black appliances in the kitchen surrounded by wooden base units and a decorative mirror
Most of Stephen and Timothy Quay’s animation films feature puppets made of doll parts and other materials, often partially disassembled, in a dark, moody atmosphere.
Their best know work is perhaps Street of Crocodiles, which was once selected by director Terry Gilliam as one of the 10 best animated films of all time.
They have also made two full-length live action films, with all of their films – with very few exceptions – having no spoken content.
Bringing the outside in: Several large garden urns have been placed around the main living area of the flat
The estate agent handling the sale explains how the flat ‘bares clear evidence of the owners’ artistic nature’
The sale of the property is being handled by Williams Lynch, which described it in the marketing literature as ‘an extraordinary property’ with a ‘truly unique space’.
The one-bed flat is part of a converted former tin box factory developed in the 1820s, stretching across the top two floors of the building, and includes a terrace, with a selection of trees and potted plants, and space for a small table.
The agent goes on to explain: ‘The property on the whole bares clear evidence of the owners’ artistic nature and genuinely demonstrates how internal decoration can evoke independently different emotions.’
A view of the city: The garden theme continues outdoors on the terrace, with pots and a small table
THE SECRET GARDEN
The Secret Garden is a 1993 American-British film directed by Agnieszka Holland, executive-produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring Maggie Smith.
It was based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The flat is in London’s Cole Street, with good access to transport, including Borough and London Bridge underground stations.
‘It is also a short walk to Borough Market, the River Thames and the City.
The average price of a property in London’s Cole Street is £1,090,507, compared to £309,373 for the whole of Britain, according to property website Zoopla.
Laura Howard, at Zoopla, said: ‘Unique properties are always going to attract interest.
‘But when you combine the one-off interior, prime location, and world-famous Tower Bridge on your doorstep, this apartment is particularly special – even to the most discerning of city home hunters.’
The property listing doesn’t state whether the eclectic fixtures, fittings and furniture comes with the purchase.
The outdoor terrace also has several garden trellises and some wall candle holders