A More Than 350-Year-Old London Home Overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral Lists for £3 Million
A historic London home with views of St. Paul’s Cathedral has hit the market for £3 million (US$3.4 million).
The 2,483-square-foot residence is more than 350 years old, but has been recently modernized, according to Tina Evans, the director of Frank & Harris Co.’s Barbican, City and Clerkenwell office, which listed the property last month.
“The Grade II-listed building, dating back to the 17th century, sits on a lane steeped in history with a quaint village feel, creating an enclave amongst the hustle and bustle of the city,” she said in a statement.
The residence is Grade II* listed, meaning it’s been designated as a place of historic importance in the country. It predates the current St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London and not completed until 1711, according to the listing. The cathedral can be seen from the home’s fourth floor roof terrace.
In addition, the street the home is on was a route for carts in the Middle Ages, and was most recently used as a commercial space.
Many original features of the six-level house remain, including the paneled walls, shuttered windows and an exposed brick fireplace in the living room, which is on the main floor, the listing said.
A modern kitchen is on the lower ground floor, featuring an open floor plan, an island, wine storage and gray-blue cabinetry. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen, and there’s also a separate utility room.
There are five bedrooms, with the primary bedroom suite offering built-in cabinetry, sash windows, a bespoke walk-in closet and a bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower, the listing said. The four additional bedrooms are on the upper levels of the home.
A secondary living room is on the top floor, and has a kitchenette, retractable skylights and access onto the terrace with views of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Glass panels have been added to the flooring on each level, allowing guests and residents to peer up to the top floor (or down to the bottom), according to the listing. There’s also a central system for heating and cooling the home.
The property last traded for £1.2 million in 2020. The sellers were not available for comment.