The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

By on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 in Clerkenwell EC1, Property of the week, Sales.

About the Apartment

This very special apartment with the asking price of £1,000,000 is the only one within the building to have direct access onto the communal rose gardens and round pond as well as having a demised part of the patio.

The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

The apartments accommodation, which is versatile comprises a generous reception room with dining area, bespoke Mark Wilkinson hand crafted Kitchen, home office which could conveniently be used as a dining room or third bedroom, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, guest bedroom and further shower room.

The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

The apartment also has the advantage of a secure off street parking space and day porters.

The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

About the Building

The Lab is a fine example of Art Deco which dates to the 1930’s forming part of the New River Head, which was the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water Board. The buildings’ function was to monitor and test aspects of the water.

Designed by the architect John Murray Easton who, in 1955 was awarded the Royal gold medal for his contribution to architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the British monarch, this Grade II listed building is somewhat iconic as well as one of the most recognised in the area. It incorporates many of the distinguished qualities associates with Art Deco such as vertical clean lines, large windows, bold geometric forms, classical elements and rich materials. Art Deco is associated with glamour, luxury and fine craftsmanship, in fact nothing about Art Deco was inexpensive, it was a celebration of modernity and progress.

The buildings entrance is adorned by a glamourous and exceptionally wide, galleried, circular staircase with the ceiling above retaining the original artwork of Aquarius the water carrier of Greek mythology and impressive constellation.

The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

About the Area

The Lab Building forms part of the New River Head residential development, of which the site is of considerable historic importance, developed by Sir Hugh Myddleton a goldsmith, as a source of providing fresh drinking water for London. Located on the corner of Rosebery Avenue and Arlington Way, it is conveniently positioned for access to the city, West End, Islington and Clerkenwell. Exmouth market with its superb restaurants and shops is moments away as is Sadlers Wells theatre.

The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building

Transport Links

There are superb local transport links with Angel underground (Northern line) and Farringdon (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) a short walk away.  The much-discussed Elizabeth Line is now finally open giving quick and efficient access to four international airports as well as easy access to London’s West End and Canary Wharf.

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The Lab Building EC1 – a uniquely beautiful home in this celebrated building