About the Property
Nestled within the historic Spitalfields Conservation Area, this extraordinary townhouse stands as the sole property on its street, untouched by the constraints of English Heritage restrictions. Its intriguing history includes a facade fire in the 1820s, followed by a significant remodelling in the 1840s, which adds layers of historical charm to this remarkable home.
Under the careful stewardship of the current owners, the house underwent an extensive nine-month renovation, a labour of love that painstakingly removed many original features from its mid-18th-century remodel. Fireplaces, skirting, and simple coving were artfully reinstalled, bringing the interior closer to its original splendour. Notably, a total of 84 unseemly spotlights were tastefully eliminated from the equation.
With over 2,700 square feet of living space, this renovation was far from insubstantial. The attention to detail is evident throughout, with even the radiators and valves alone costing a substantial £14,000. This commitment to quality and authenticity is a testament to the craftsmanship that has gone into making this house a true historical and contemporary marvel.
While the furniture and fireplaces are not included in the sale (though the owners may consider selling some items separately), the interior design itself is worth noting. It has elevated this home to a class of its own.
For instance, the first-floor lounge is adorned with Farrow & Ball’s “Smoked Trout” paint, complementing a pink marble Brocatello Francese bolection fireplace. This unique fireplace style, spun on a lathe, has a rich history spanning four centuries, adding a touch of timeless elegance to the space.
On the ground floor, a Palladian fireplace in Breccia Vesillia marble brings grandeur to the room. Adding a dash of contemporary flair, the rust-coloured velvet Seventies Mario Bellini Camaleonda sofa, sourced from B&B Italia on Brompton Cross, beautifully contrasts with the surroundings. Meanwhile, an orange Murano glass cabinet, a reproduction from the Renaissance Sixties, adds a pop of artistic expression to the interior, showcasing a perfect blend of old and new.
About the Area
Wilkes Street is undeniably one of Spitalfields’ most coveted addresses, where this property’s historical and architectural significance shines brightly. Its rich cultural heritage, combined with contemporary luxury, places it in a league of its own.
And, with convenient access to London’s bustling City district and the vibrant array of shops, galleries, and dining establishments found at Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, and Columbia Road, you’ll have the best of London at your doorstep.
Furthermore, commuting is a breeze, thanks to nearby stations, including Liverpool Street (offering the Circle, Metropolitan, Central, Elizabeth Lines, and National Rail), Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City Lines), and Shoreditch High Street (Overground), all within easy walking distance. This property is not just a house; it’s a masterpiece that weaves together history and modern living, inviting you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of London’s past and present.