The Ballroom EC1

By on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 in Clerkenwell EC1, Property of the week, Sales.

About the Apartment

This truly exceptional Grade II listed apartment is unlike any other found in Clerkenwell. Housing the former boardroom of the building, the space is now simply known as “The Ballroom Apartment”. Perhaps the most striking and prominent room in any Clerkenwell home, the main reception space is almost regal, with 20ft high ceilings, 10ft high sash windows, ornate decorative cornicing and ceilings, central fireplace, and original solid wood herring bone flooring.

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The apartment is full of pleasant surprises with secret rooms, spiral staircases, mosaic terrazzo flooring, exposed roof beams, as well as the original wooden cupola with a weathervane. The accommodation is expansive with a large kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms and guest cloakroom, enormous loft room with multiple uses and a cinema/media room.

The Ballroom EC1

About the Building

A Clerkenwell landmark, so much so that it was called “The Red house”, purely because of the colour of its brickwork!. It was designed by the RIBA architect practice H. Saxon Snell & Son in the style of Queen Anne and dates to 1885. The building originally formed part of the administrative offices for the Holborn Union Board of Guardians and was converted into apartments in 1994 by Croft Homes in association with the architects Michael Sierens Associates and remains an iconic piece of Clerkenwell real estate.

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About the Area

What’s not to love about Clerkenwell, it has history, architecture, design and an industrial past. It houses some of the most exquisite and quirky spaces one can find in London with many factories, office buildings, printers, haberdashers, distilleries, breweries, gemmologists, and smokehouses, now transformed into homes which amalgamate industrial and commercial spaces with the finest design finishes.

The Ballroom EC1

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. Clerkenwell has become one of London’s most vibrant destinations, regarded as London’s Avant Garde design quarter hosting one of the UK’S largest design festivals. It has numerous bespoke shops, art galleries and designer furniture shops as well as been home to more Architect practises than anywhere globally.

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Transport Links

Clerkenwell is now the envy of many as it is exceptionally central to most important London destinations. It is a comfortable walk 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 as silicon roundabout).

The Ballroom EC1

In fact, CNN European Network, HBO, Time Warner and TikTok have recently moved headquarters to the area. It has Farringdon Station as a centre of its transport hub with underground and mainline stations taking you to The City, West End and beyond and finally in 2022, Cross Rail will be operational, giving access to four of London’s International Airports. Don’t you just want to live here!

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The Ballroom EC1
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