Zone 3 One-bedroom conversion flat in Chiswick with large living room and bay windows. 279,950, chesterton humberts.com Zone 4 One-bedroom flat in a converted school in Merton Park, not far from South Merton station. 280,000, chesterton humberts.com its a great time to convert an old commercial property Property Zone 3TOBUY& 3TOLET to Buy for 280,000 to rent for 280 a week Zone 2 Two-bedroom flat with south-facing balcony in Brook Green, close to Olympia Tube station. 280,000, bectiveleslie marsh.co.uk Zone 3 Two-bedroom Twenties art deco flat close to West Acton Tube. Available furnished. 275pw, greater londonproperties. co.uk Zone 4 One-bedroom ground-floor flat, with open-plan living room and kitchen, on a tree-lined street in Twickenham. 277pw, foxtons.co.uk Zone 2 One-bed flat in Hampstead Village, above Caf Rouge. Original fireplace and large windows. 275pw, greaterlondon properties.co.uk London Lite Wednesday, 5 August 2009 21 Itcreatesanairystudioatmosphere Weresweetonouroldsweetshop Twin brothers Mitchell and Fraser Belk, 27, bought an old sweet shop on a Kennington square three years ago for 390,000 and converted it into a three-bedroom cottage. it is now on the market through Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward for 699,950. Mitchell says: its one of the few two-storey buildings on the square and its the only double-fronted property. At one point it was a rubber stamp shop and in the nineties it was taken over by a radio station for offices. it had lost its commercial licence so couldnt be used as a shop any more. we did it up ourselves with our dads help as hes a property developer. Structurally the building was fine, but every wall needed re-plastering and it needed plumbing and electrics throughout. There wasnt really a bathroom and there was no kitchen. This is the third property we have bought together. it will be hard to move out but were trying to earn enough money to go our separate ways at last. Light and airy: Nigel and Elisa Beynon with children Greta and Jacob Perfect joint: Richard Travers, near left, with friends in his home that was once a butchers Boys in a candy store: Mitchell and Fraser Sweet deal: the boys did up the property themselves Nigel and elisa Beynon, both 40, bought former greengrocer Fresh & Fruity in Highbury for 580,000 in 2006 after it had been converted into a five-bedroom home with a garden. The house overlooks the emirates Stadium. Nigel says: We came to see this house individually and we both thought it was perfect. We were both quite taken with the shop window but thought it was just too gritty. But then we couldnt get it out of our heads. We loved the size of it and the space it gave. Once we moved here we thought, Why did we doubt it? We like match days now. its like a cross between a street party and a student demonstration. Were in a little run of shops with a caf immediately next to us, a dry cleaners and then a corner shop. People are around on the street and we find this little parade more of a community than the residential square we were in before. i assume they were all houses which were then converted into shops with flats above and now this has been reversed. We love the frosted window panes at the front. it gives a lovely diffused light. its very bright and creates a studio atmosphere. Thats the only thing that gives it away as a shop -- as well as the odd bit of mail addressed to Fresh & Fruity. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html