One of the most significant clerkenwell penthouse loft apartments to come onto the open market in the last 40 years
Designed by one of Britain’s most innovative and highly regarded architects, Piers Gough of czwg, this beautiful apartment has made a wonderful space 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 magnificent and very versatile accommodation this remarkable loft comprises a glorious 62ft (19m) reception space intelligently zoned into comfortable living, dining, kitchen and study areas whilst on the top floor there is a double height Artist studio leading to a secluded roof terrace as well as enjoying wonderful views onto the garden square.
Further accommodation comprises a master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom, two further rooms offering flexibility to be used as bedrooms, study or dressing rooms and two shower rooms.
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’s industrial and commercial history are 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, gemologists, 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.
Crossrail so much discussed over the last 15 years is approaching its opening, Farringdon Station will be home to one of the largest terminuses in London and will be the only station in the Capital to give direct access to four of London’s International Airports, with Heathrow a direct 30 minute journey away, whilst Canary Wharf in the East and Bond Street in London’s West End will both be within 8 minutes.
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 2024 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.
A truly special and unique loft apartment.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Flats||£637,499 (4)||£922,000 (7)||£945,000 (1)||-||-|
|All||£637,499 (4)||£922,000 (7)||£945,000 (1)||-||-|