About the Apartment
This spectacular lateral loft apartment is located on St John’s Lane, one of the most sought after addresses in Clerkenwell.
Elegant and almost symmetrical, this former warehouse was erected in the 1860’s by Fenner, Appleton and Co. as a manufacturing stationer and a timber Yard, partially re-constructed in 1918-19 and converted into apartments at the turn of the century by the Architects Herber-Percy and Parker.
Defining the very best in Clerkenwell loft living the apartment has high ceilings, huge windows and the ability to adapt a living environment that is both personal and social, eliminating the defined spaces most commonly found in a traditional house.
Comprising a wonderful reception/dining room with recessed fully integrated kitchen, master bedroom with ample storage and en suite bathroom, second double bedroom and guest shower room.
About the Area
St John’s Lane runs parallel to Britton Street and off St John’s Street located in the Clerkenwell Green conservation area.
Prior Docwra’s Gate or what we now know as St John’s Gate, completed in 1504 was the entrance to the walled precinct of the Priory of St John and is visible from the apartment, regarded as the most important historic landmarks in Clerkenwell.
Clerkenwell is one of London’s most vibrant destinations, regarded as London’s Avant Garde design quarter with numerous bespoke shops, art galleries and designer furniture shops as well as been home to more Architect practises than anywhere globally.
Comfortably walkable to the Inns of Court at Gray’s Inn and Lincolns Inn as well as London financial district the City, not to mention over 5,000 tech companies and start-ups close to Old Street roundabout (known a silicon roundabout). In fact, CNN European Network, HBO and Time Warner have recently moved headquarters to the area.
The Barbican centre which is found at the southern end of St John Street is part of the Global Cultural Districts Network and is the largest performing Art Centre in Europe, hosting music concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings.
The area is superbly serviced with Farringdon Underground (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City) as well as mainline station moments away with Cross rail expected to be fully operational in 2022.