St John Street EC1

By on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 in Clerkenwell EC1, Property of the week, Sales.

About the Apartment

For all you Clerkenwell “affezionati” this home is a captivating piece of Clerkenwell history.

A combination of an apartment, house and loft space this is an extremely special home with some wonderful features hidden away from the street. It had been thoughtfully designed creating one of the most exciting spaces in Clerkenwell, ideal for a family or professional couple.

The accommodation comprises a grand reception space, almost 50ft in length providing a super entertaining area with a fireplace feature, wooden flooring and intelligently zoned into reception, dining and lounging space.

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The kitchen which leads off this space is fully fitted and both rooms have direct access to a delightful and private courtyard garden. On the upper floors there are two double bedrooms with pitched roof and exposed wooden beams, bathroom, balcony and gym area. The lower floor is home to a utility room and opulent bathroom and sauna.

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About the Building

Originally built on the site of a former public house dating to 1803, the building later became home to a silversmith/electroplater and workshop. In the mid 1990’s the building was once again transformed by the architect Derek Wylie into the most spectacular home, then highlighted in “London apartments” published by teNeues. The book featured one of the most important collections of residential projects that demonstrated the innovative talent of the country’s most respected architects and designers. Inviting, attractive and certainly seductive the space is outstanding and perfectly represents Clerkenwell living.

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About the Area

Possibly London’s best kept secret, Clerkenwell first became a fashionable place to live in the 17th century as a destination where Londoners enjoyed tea gardens, theatres and spas: in fact, you can still see part of Clerks’ Well after which Clerkenwell was named.

It remains one of the best-preserved village centres in central London – a vibrant modern community with a fascinatingly rich history. Clerkenwell’s industrial and commercial history is quite striking with its current prosperity indebted to its past, dating as far back to its monastic roots. In this respect Clerkenwell has been progressive, with brewers, waterworks, distilleries, ironmongers, gemmologists, watchmakers and print workers all having used these wonderful loft buildings as their workplace. The London Museum’s relocation to the Southern end of the abandoned Smithfield Market is underway, receiving a £180m by the City and London Mayor and is planned to open in 2026 creating new gallery space as well as options for larger events and exhibitions.

The area is also the home to Deloitte, J.P Morgan, Goldman Sachs, C. Hoare & Co, Baker McKenzie, The Italian Consulate, TikTok, LinkedIn as well as various Inns of court. All walks of life aspire to call Clerkenwell home from the financial and legal sectors wanting to be within a short walk of their offices as well as the ever-growing creative sector, design, fashion and tech markets ever passionate about these wonderful spaces.

Clerkenwell has been described as the London equivalent of New York’s East Village, but with more notable and diverse architecture and a rich history. With great shopping and tremendous diversity of acclaimed restaurants, bars, galleries and wine bars it remains one of London’s best kept secrets.

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Transport Links

This wonderful home is located on St John Street close to Waitrose and the junction of Clerkenwell Road, it is a short walk to Farringdon underground and main line station which has access to the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines, National rail as well as the Elizabeth Line. In fact, it is one of the only stations in London that offers north-south as well as east – west connections, making the city, Canary Wharf and London’s west end easily accessible, not to mention easy access to Kings Cross St Pancras with its Eurostar terminus.

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St John Street EC1
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