Property of the Month

June 4, 2014 by The Secret Property Agent

This elegant Grade II former bank was designed by one of Sir John Soane’s students and frequented by Charles Dickens

Location: Clerkenwell, EC1
Size: 6,616 square feet
Price: £8.0M

Designed in 1816 by Alfred Bartholomew, this bank turned home is positioned on Sekforde Street, one of Clerkenwell’s quietest and prettiest streets.  The classical layout with beautifully proportioned rooms is remeniscent of Palladio and Italian Palazzo.  The house has no shortage of space for entertaining and is an impressive find in the heart of London’s burgeoning East End.

The home's entrance on Sekforde Street

The home’s entrance on Sekforde Street

The ground floor Hall, opens onto an adjoining Reception Room and Dining Room

The ground floor Hall, opens onto an adjoining Reception Room and Dining Room

A sweeping, well-lit staircase takes you up to two further floors

A sweeping, well-lit staircase takes you up to two further floors

The west-facing, ground floor reception room has especially high ceilings and benefits from superb natural light

The west-facing, ground floor reception room has especially high ceilings and benefits from superb natural light

The home's 'Palladian' floor plan will appeal to any Classicist

The home’s ‘Palladian’ floor plan will appeal to any Classicist

 

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