Rosebery Avenue, EC1R £895,000
2 Bedroom Flat
- 907 Sq ft - 84 Sq ft
- Two Double Bedrooms
- Secure Parking
- Concierge & Communal Gardens
We are delighted to present a two bedroom apartment with study located in a highly sought after portered building with parking, gym and superb communal gardens.
The New River Head must be one of the most striking and magnificent buildings in Clerkenwell, 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.
Residents have access to the 'Oak Room', which overlooks the gardens and is located on the first floor which 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 mermaids.
This splendid double height apartment is favourably located to the rear of the building, overlooking gardens with generous and versatile accommodation.
It comprises a large dual aspect reception room with access to a gallery room which offers flexible space which could be used as a home office, cinema room or even a bedroom area. There is a fully integrated separate kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
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 the most dynamic destinations in London, its enviable location and proximity to London's Legal, Financial and design districts continuously attract, bankers, lawyers, 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 eventual opening of Crossrail, now expected in 2022 there will be direct access to four of London's International Airports from Farringdon, all predicted to be less than 50 minutes away.
This is an exciting opportunity to live in one of the most memorable buildings in the area.
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