Charterhouse Square, EC1M £2,300,000
2 Bedroom Flat
- 2347 Sq ft - 218 Sq m
- Outstanding Loft
- Historic Building
- Versatile Space
One of the most exciting opportunities to come onto the Clerkenwell sales market for several years.
We are constantly asked by many buyers for a "raw and original" Clerkenwell loft, with a huge amount of space, original features, high ceilings in a prime period building and this we believe is it.
Designed by one of Britain's most innovative and highly regarded architects Piers Gough, of CZWG, this amazing space has been a wonderful home for the current owners for over 40 years.
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 becoming 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.
Founder owners included some of the UK's brightest creative talents in publishing, theatre and design. Tony Elliot, the founder of Time Out and the artists Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland, Allen Jones, Peter Logan and Richard Wentworth all acquired spaces in the building.
With versatile accommodation over one floor this is an exceptional space, which allows an incoming purchaser to adapt and create an extraordinary home. This remarkable loft can be accessed via lift or stairs, with wonderful views over Charterhouse Square to the front and the city skyline to the rear.
The apartment, located within The City of London, overlooks Charterhouse Square, which 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.
Clerkenwell has been described as the London equivalent of New York's East Village, but with more notable and diverse architecture and rich history. Its industrial and commercial history is quite striking with its current prosperity indebted to its past, dating as far back to its monastic roots. In this respect Clerkenwell has been progressive, with brewers, waterworks, distilleries, ironmongers, gemmologists, watchmakers and print workers all having used the area as their workplace.
Many of these industrial buildings have over the last 30 years been transformed into some of the most exhilarating and breathtaking places to live, with the emphasis not on the number of rooms, but space, volume, and height. Expect the unexpected, loft apartments offer an effortless and relaxed lifestyle.
Farringdon underground and main line station is super close to Charterhouse Square with access to the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines, National rail and the recently opened Elizabeth Line. In fact, it is one of the only stations in London that offers north-south as well as east-west connections, making the city, Canary Wharf and London's west end easily accessible, not to mention convenient access to Kings Cross St Pancras with its Eurostar terminus.
The London Museum's relocation to the Southern end of the abandoned Smithfield Market is underway, receiving a £180m by the City and London Mayor and is planned to open in 2026 creating new gallery space as well as options for larger events and exhibitions.
All walks of life now aspire to call Clerkenwell home from the financial and legal sectors wanting to be within a short walk of their offices as well as the ever-growing creative sector, design, fashion and tech markets ever passionate about these wonderful spaces.
We love this truly unique loft apartment.