A tranquil retreat
Tranquil is a word perhaps not normally associated with Clerkenwell, yet somehow in this case it seems the perfect description of this contemporary classic. Catherine Golding reports
Nestled in a cobbled courtyard, this impressive home has been expertly converted into a perfect, tranquil retreat in this, a most vibrant part of London.
It’s a remarkable two-bedroom, lateral apartment in St Johns Street, in the heart of Clerkenwell, EC1 – and agents CBRE are delighted to be marketing it. No wonder. This one-of-a-kind apartment offers more than 2,500sq ft of luxury living space positioned in the heart, and the home, of London’s design & creativity.
Its incredible open-plan kitchen and living area spans more than 1,300sq ft, complete with 22ft-high vaulted ceilings and huge sash windows that douse this perfect entertaining space in natural light. Simply perfect.
Then we’ve the bespoke Boffi kitchen (below), which is equipped with Gaggenau appliances, while the living area has Sonas sound and Lutron lighting systems fitted throughout – all controlled remotely via WiFi.
Its two generous double bedrooms have large walk-in wardrobes (offering an abundance of storage) as well as modern, marble en-suite bathrooms – complete with Vola appliances and towel rails.
The master bedroom’s en-suite has a luxury, free-standing bath as well as a separate shower.
Throughout, the high-grade oak flooring – combined with the exposed brickwork and ceiling beams, plus the use of modern marble – creates a unique blend of contemporary living within a period building.
With words such as ‘nestled’ and ‘cobbled’ in the description you’d be allowed to think it was all traditional twee – but this vibrant property must be seen as a contemporary classic.
“The Stables is located just moments from some of the best restaurants and bars that the capital has to offer”
St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M
Tel: 020 7205 2165
The Stables is located just moments from some of the best restaurants and bars that the capital has to offer, as well as the historic Smithfield Market and the many famous jewellers of Hatton Garden.
Several underground and rail stations are also easily accessible, including Farringdon (0.2 miles, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines) and Chancery Lane Underground (0.5 miles, Central line).