The 38’ open plan reception is a fabulous place to entertain family and friends
About the Apartment
This very modern penthouse apartment has vast windows which pour light and air into the double height interior. Combined with an open plan living, dining and kitchen area some 38ft/11m long, this apartment makes a wonderful entertaining space. Arranged over 2 floors is a family bathroom, two double bedrooms including the sumptuous master suite with dressing room and its own en-suite bathroom. There are two spectacular roof terraces where you can escape the hubbub of the City and relax amongst an oasis of established plants.
About the Building
Pietra Lara is a much sought after boutique development in a quiet part of Clerkenwell that is Pear Tree Street. The design of Pietra Lara is beautiful and considered throughout with architectural details such as Lava Rock in the entrance foyer to welcome you. As the name suggests, Pietra Lara, comes from the beautiful Limestone flooring used consistently within the building.
About the Area
Before the 1720s, Pear Tree Street was an Orchard with many cultivated plots, surprisingly well known for its pear production. However, around 1750 when the industrial revolution took shape, engravers, cabinet makers, brewers, gasworks and a thriving meat market moved into the area. Due to the growth of the population, a church called St Paul’s was built in Pear Tree Street (1865). This was bombed heavily during the 2nd world war but survived until 1952. Today Clerkenwell is home to more architecture practices than anywhere else in the world and some of the very best restaurants London has to offer.
Places to Visit
The Zaha Hadid Art Gallery is minutes away as is The Barbican Centre which houses a theatre, cinema, art gallery and a conservatory which serves afternoon tea. A short walk away is St Paul’s Cathedral, Dennis Severs house and the Museum of London which sits on the remains of the original London Wall.
Local transport links are superb with both Barbican and Farringdon Stations a short walk away offering easy and quick access to the City’s financial district as well as London’s West End, however, with the opening of Cross rail, Farringdon Station will offer one of the best rail links in London with direct access to four of its International Airports as well as direct links to Canary Wharf in 10 Minutes and Bond Street in Mayfair in 5 minutes.