You could live in a converted Victorian schoolhouse

This former Victorian school in Hackney Central is on the market for £1m

A penthouse in this former Victorian school in Hackney Central is on the market for £1m - Credit: Dexters

A former Victorian school once used as a chemistry laboratory is up for sale in Hackney.

The Institute Place penthouse - located near Hackney Central station - is on the market for a cool £1 million.

The 1,809 sq ft loft retains many original features such as steel beams and a large round window framed with exposed brick.

This Hackney penthouse is set within a former school

This Hackney penthouse is set within a former school - Credit: Dexters

Other parts of the flat, however, have been renovated in a "clean and contemporary style", according to estate agents Dexters.

Director of Dexters Hackney Jodie Ryan said the flat's location makes it an "ideal home" for a couple or young professional.

The property is exceptionally bright and airy

The property is exceptionally bright and airy - Credit: Dexters

She added: “This standout apartment in east London offers a unique living space with period features and a modern twist of fixtures and fittings."

The apartment has a seven metre high vaulted skylight, and a split mezzanine level, with panelled wooden floors centred around a white grand staircase.

The Hackney building retains many original features

The Hackney building retains many original features - Credit: Dexters

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On the ground level, there is a dining and reception room with a red statement stove in the kitchen.

There are two double bedrooms on this floor, and upstairs there is a study on the balcony level that overlooks the local streets.

See the property here.

The flat was originally a chemistry laboratory during the 1910s 

The flat was originally a chemistry laboratory during the 1910s - Credit: Dexters