Creative Conversion

Byzantine House was originally built as a synagogue in 1915 to service the community of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, until 1986 when the building was then used by Newcastle High School for Girls, up until it’s recent redevelopment into luxury apartments.

This property is on sale for £325,000 and is marketed by Urban Base, Durham, via OnTheMarket.

When it was originally constructed, the building was designed by architect Marcus Kenneth Glass in an Art Deco interpretation of the Byzantine Revival style which can be seen in many of the retained external features such as the columns with lotus bud capitals in the entrance porch and the striking sunburst stained-glass window to the front of the property. To mark the history of the building within the Jewish community of Newcastle, a blue plaque was also given to Byzantine House by the Lord Mayor.

Inside, the apartment boasts a contemporary design with an elegant open plan living, kitchen and dining area with high ceilings, and two well-sized bedrooms and a bathroom complete the accommodation.

Adding to the charm of the property, the beautifully landscaped communal garden is blooming with jasmine hedging, climbing hydrangeas, and calming lavender plants which can be found among pathways leading to private outdoor terraces for residents to enjoy.

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