With sweeping views over Clerkenwell and the City beyond, this bright and cheerful two-bedroom flat is arranged over two top floors of a purpose-built block. It’s also brilliantly central with King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and the river all strollable.
Margery Street, Clerkenwell, 2 Bed. Flat
Tucked at the top of an elegant purpose-built block, this two-bedroom flat is arranged over two floors and designed to take full advantage of its space, light and incredible location in the heart of Clerkenwell. The split-level layout is unique for mansion blocks of this vintage, and it gives the entire flat an airy, private feel. The communal spaces—a sunny living room with big sash windows and a Scandi-inspired galley kitchen—welcome you in on the third floor. Upstairs, there’s a master bedroom with dormer windows and a built-in wardrobe, a nicely sized spare room (perfect for a home office) and a modern tiled bathroom with playful confetti splashback that cleverly echoes the kitchen cabinet pulls. Then, of course, there’s the view: chimneypots, rooftops, leafy green squares and beyond—the glorious City skyline.
A walker’s dream, the location couldn’t be more central. In fact, it’s firmly in Zone 1. Exmouth Market and Barbican Centre are minutes from the front door. The City, Bloomsbury, St. Paul’s, the river and the Tate Modern are an amble away. Should you need the Tube, Angel is closest, but King’s Cross/St. Pancras and Farringdon are only a bit further on foot. Space, style and so much so close: this flat is a rare find indeed.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
In the Borough of Islington, the flat falls into Council Tax Band C (£1375).
One of 17 in the block, the flat is leasehold with 103 years remaining and ground rent of £10. There’s an annual service charge of £1408.59, payable in monthly instalments.
Over the past ten years, the boiler was replaced, a new bathroom was fitted and most recently the current owners have installed a new kitchen.
THE OWNERS SAY
We’ve loved living in Earlom House for the last 10 years. It’s in an incredible location, minutes away from all the fantastic shops and restaurants at Exmouth Market and Amwell Street and close to green spaces like Spa Fields and Wilmington Square. Living so centrally, we can walk into central London, to the river or the City.
The flat is warm, well-planned and full of light. It was designed by the Architect E.C.P. Monson for the London Borough of Finsbury and built in 1932. At the time, the buildings were notable for their use of maisonette flats within the mansion-block type.
The flat has a great view over the City, which lights up with the sunset on summer evenings. It’s on a quiet road, and with recent changes to traffic routes in the area, it will be even quieter. There’s a strong sense of community, and we’ll be sorry to leave our neighbours.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
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