Rosebery Avenue, EC1R SOLD
2 Bedroom Flat
- 948 Sq ft - 88 Sq m
- Two bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
- Patio Garden
- Off Street Parking
The New River Head has to be the most striking and magnificent building in Clekenwell, with the most breath-taking entrance hall as well as being surrounded by the largest private gardens in EC1.
Constructed between 1915-1920 to a design by Herbert Austen Hall as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water Board, it was listed Grade II by English Heritage in 1950.
The site is of considerable historic importance, developed by Sir Hugh Myddleton, a goldsmith, as a source of providing fresh drinking water for London. In later years The New River Head Company was taken over by the Metropolitan Water Board which became Thames Water.
The 'Oak Room', which overlooks the gardens and is located on the first floor, was commissioned by John Grene in Circa 1693. It was retained and installed within the New River Head and is a remarkable example of a historic preservation comprising carved friezes, over mantel with the arms of William III with relief panels depicting dolphins, swans and a mermaids.
This splendid and chic apartment has been meticulously refurbished and designed by the current owners to create the most stunning home.
Solid Oak herringbone flooring runs throughout the main rooms and hallway in the apartment, adding a touch of elegance, whilst the kitchen and bathrooms have been recently installed and are of the highest quality.
The accommodation is spacious and light and comprises a huge reception room, separate kitchen, master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. There is a further double bedroom as well as a guest bathroom.
The private patio garden which is accessed from the reception room and master bedroom has a calm, "Zen like" feeling with wood decking, external lighting, stepped flower beds with an irrigation system as well as a Japanese style pond.
Residents benefit from a porter, gymnasium, access to the Oak Room and the wonderful communal gardens, as well as a secure off street parking space.
Located on Rosebery Avenue next to Sadler's Wells Theatre and close to the junction of St John Street, it is a short walk from the eclectic cafés, restaurants and bars of Exmouth Market and 10 minutes by taxi to the West End.
Clerkenwell is one of London's most dynamic destination in London, its enviable location and proximity to London's Legal, Financial and design districts continuously attracts, Bankers, Lawyers, Creatives, Designers and Architects.
The area offers the very best dining experience with a choice of Michelin Star restaurants to diverse street food markets, bespoke shops, art galleries and designer furniture shops.
Farringdon (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines) and Angel (Northern Line) are a short walk away as is St Pancras International with direct access to Paris.
With the completion of Crossrail in 2018-2019, Farringdon Station will have direct connections to Canary Wharf as well as Heathrow, City, Gatwick and Luton International Airports.
This really is a fabulous apartment which would make the most wonderful London home.