Historic Louis Johnson building goes up for sale

May 2015

A historic 19th century building on Bridge Street in Morpeth has been put up for sale.  Oswald House, which was formerly occupied by Louis Johnson Auctioneers is being sold by Naylors with an asking price of £395,000.

After many successful years of trading, Louis Johnson Auctioneers finally closed its doors three years after its founder passed away.  This now provides an exciting and unique opportunity to purchase this ornate and characterful property so well recognised in Morpeth’s high street.

Oswald House is a 4,000sq.ft three-storey building which was built in the late 19th century and converted to commercial use in the 1970’s, with many retained period features. A rear extension was added in the 1980’s which provides open plan accommodation on two floors and the property benefits from a private rear car park.

Simon Taylor, head of office agency at Naylors commented: “Oswald House is an iconic building in a prominent position.  It would suit a number of different uses and presents an excellent opportunity for a refurbishment project to change of use.  It could potentially be split into residential upper floors with commercial or leisure use on the ground floor. It has been priced very reasonably and we anticipate significant interest”.

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