This is a really special and elegant Grade II listed Apartment and a very rare opportunity to buy a piece of Clerkenwell history.
About the Apartment
This charming apartment with its own private entrance occupies the entire first and second floors and is one of the most unique residential homes to come onto the Clerkenwell market in the last 20 years. For most of its history it was in use as a small business connected to watch making, book storage and later as a private boy’s school.
Built in 1792, it is typically Georgian with elegant symmetry, classical designs and a revival of renaissance architecture. Tall windows, well-proportioned rooms and elegant period features are in abundance. The accommodation is extremely comfortable but very versatile with a formal drawing room, dining room, study and kitchen on the first floor whilst on the top floor there are three generous bedrooms and large bathroom.
An exceptional and notable feature is the appealing roof terrace with its direct and interrupted views over St James’s Gardens making it one of the most private outdoor spaces in Clerkenwell.
About the Building
This elegant Grade II listed building is believed to be built on the site of the former medieval nunnery of St Mary, which was founded in the mid 1100’s by Jordan de Bricet who at the time was Lord of the Clerkenwell Manor. The presence of the Nunnery in Clerkenwell brought much wealth to the area with many knights and courtiers choosing to make Clerkenwell their home with large mansions built on the Close in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
The Local Area
Clerkenwell Close runs off Clerkenwell Green and located in the Clerkenwell Green conservation area marking the neighbourhood of historic and architectural interest.
Clerkenwell remains one of London’s most vibrant destination regarded as the capitals design quarter, attracting some of the most renowned Architect practices as well as bespoke furniture companies. The area offers the very best fine dining and eclectic street food markets, bespoke shops, art galleries and designer furniture shops. Its enviable location and proximity to London’s legal and financial districts continuously attracts, bankers, lawyers, creatives, designers and architects.
Transport links are superb with Farringdon Underground and Mainline Station a few minutes’ walk and with Cross rail opening in 2021 the area will become one of the best linked in London.
A very rare opportunity to buy a piece of Clerkenwell history.