Charterhouse Square, EC1M SOLD

  • 1286 Sq ft - 120 Sq m
  • Penthouse Loft Apartment
  • Spectacular Terrace
  • Unique Location


How exciting and refreshing to still be able to find a genuine, penthouse loft apartment in Clerkenwell.

The Building was designed by the renowned Scottish architect Coutts Stone believed to date to 1876 - 1878. In the early 1900's the building was the home of J Collett, a ladies and gentleman's hat manufacturers, the firm became known for its ''Jacoll' hats in the inter-war period.

Conversion from a factory/warehouse building to its current use took place in the late 1970's, being one of the first industrial buildings in Clerkenwell to be used as residential space and has been home to many esteemed and illustrious individuals.

It has a vibrant past with the building having been home to Howard Hodgkin CBE painter and printmaker, Allen Jones "pop artist" known for his sculptures painting and lithography and John Hoyland a leading abstract painter.

The penthouse loft apartment was originally designed by the scintillating and very brilliant RIBA architect Piers Gough, creating a wonderful open plan space for Tony Elliot the founder of The Time Out Group and Janet Street Porter.

Our clients have retained the authentic aura of the accommodation so as not to blemish the wonderful feeling of space, light and volume.

The space is quite breath-taking, with lift as well as stair access. It has a vast 56ft x 17ft (17m x 5m) open plan loft room, brimming with light and allowing an incoming purchaser the opportunity to use the space to suit their own needs. From this room there is direct access onto a sunny roof terrace which overlooks Charterhouse Square. There is a further double bedroom, bathroom and ample storage throughout the flat.

Charterhouse Square, is believed to date back to 1371 when a Carthusian monastery was founded by Walter de Manny on the Northside of the Square and which in July 2011, English Heritage granted Grade II listed status to the "setted" road surface in the Square, which was laid down in the 1860s.

The gardens of the Square have recently been made public having undergone an attractive renovation programme with green lawns, seating areas and retaining its majestic plane trees, allowing residents to benefit from the use of this secluded and quaint open space.

Both Farringdon and Barbican Stations are within close proximity and with the opening of Cross rail in 2022-2023 will benefit from fast rail links to four of London's International Airports.

Currently both stations offer easy and convenient access to both The City and West End and the area is abundant with wonderful restaurants.

A truly special and very unique loft apartment.

Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M floorplan

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