Work From Home At Old Saint Michaels in Braintree

5 St Thomas Court, OSMWork from home at City & Country Group’s development at Old Saint Michaels in Braintree. Conservation and restoration expert City & Country Group has designed a bespoke new home with design features and room layouts that make it ideal for home working.

With increasing numbers of people going freelance and many others discovering that they can make money working from home, there is a growing trend of apartments that are suited to working from home coming onto the market, that have been specifically designed to complement this fashionable lifestyle.

5 St Thomas Court, a 1,285 sq ft, two-bedroom apartment, which features a double height living area with exposed roof trusses and mezzanine floor that is ideal as a separate study or snug area and games room or den, could be perfect for those self-employed creative types thinking about home working. With a penthouse-like quality, the apartment also boasts two double bedrooms, each with their own luxury bathroom and ensuite shower room with stylish white Laufen sanitary ware and Hans Grohe chrome fittings.

Helen Moore, Managing Director at City & Country Residential, comments: “Home working is becoming a flexible and cost effective way forward for many, and at City & Country Group we are aware that fresh design solutions are essential for attracting this growing group of homebuyers. The internal layouts of the properties at Old Saint Michaels have been designed in direct response to the original buildings’ footprint and features and this has produced a clever mix of units, many of which offer the kind of space which lends itself to a dedicated work zone.”

Helen continues: “The high ceilings in St Thomas Court meant that we were able to create stunning mezzanine levels, which are perfect for those looking for flexible living space and maintaining a suitable demarcation between live and work space.”

Internally, 5 St Thomas Court has been cleverly designed to maximise on space, natural light and original features. The property’s impressively large original windows and grand living space is set against the backdrop of exposed old beams. A contemporary design has been created by City & Country Group, using neutral coloured materials which blend perfectly with the historical features, from original parquet flooring which has been restored throughout the property, ceramic wall and floor tiles and an individually designed kitchen with integrated appliances.

The property has also been constructed to meet the stringent BREEAM EcoHomes rating of ‘Good’, designed to increase energy efficiency, including kitchen recycling bins, low energy light fittings, highly efficient white goods, low flush toilets, rainwater recycling and storage for bicycles. This not only enables homeowners to lower their carbon footprint but can also help to reduce household bills.

St Thomas’ Court is part of a collection of stunning residential apartments and mews houses set around beautifully landscaped courtyard gardens at the Grade II listed Old Saint Michaels development. The property itself has views across one of these courtyards, which have been designed for all residents to enjoy and comes with its own allocated parking space.

Old St Michaels is located on Rayne Road, near Braintree town centre and railway station. Trains from Braintree station to London Liverpool Street run regularly and take about an hour, allowing home workers to enjoy the best of both worlds.

5 St Thomas Court is priced at £325,000. Prices for other apartments start from £142,500 for a one bedroom, whilst one bedroom houses start from £147,500 and two bedroom houses start from £199,500. For further information, please contact the City & Country Group sales suite which is open daily from 10am to 5pm on telephone: 01376 335 800, or visit:

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