2 bed flat for sale Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R
Points of interest
- Hugh Myddelton Primary School0.1 miles
- Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School0.1 miles
- Angel0.3 miles
- Farringdon0.5 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Features and description
- 960 Sq ft - 89 Sq m
- Spectacular Apartment
- 4m Ceiling Height
- Communal Gardens, Gym, Porter
The New River Head must be the most striking and magnificent building in Clerkenwell, with a breath-taking entrance hall as well as being surrounded by the largest private communal 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', available for use to the residents of the New River Head, overlooks the gardens and is located on the first floor. It was commissioned by John Grene in Circa 1693 and was retained and installed within the New River Head and is a remarkable example of a historic preservation comprising an oil painting by Henry Cooke (1642-1700) of King William III.
The Architectural review described the Oak room as one of the most remarkable specimens of a Late Renaissance room to be found in England. The apartment believed to be the original expenditure examination room is of grand proportions, with ceilings in the drawing room and kitchen of 4 meters - 13ft in height.
Overlooking the grand hall and the rear gardens it comprises a large kitchen dining room with Roman columns flanking the huge window, an elegant formal drawing room, two-bedroom areas of which one galleries the reception room and a bathroom.
Residents benefit from a porter, gymnasium, access to the Oak Room and access to the wonderful communal gardens.
Located on Rosebery Avenue next to Sadler's Wells Theatre and close to the junction of St John Street, the apartment 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 destinations in London, its enviable location and proximity to London's legal, financial and design districts continuously attract an array of interesting people wishing to live in this much sought-after neighbourhood.
The area offers the very best dining experiences 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 2022, 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.
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