Stunning early 18th Century townhouse in the Stepney Green conservation area. Extensively and sensitively restored in the 1990s, this house is available for the first time in over 20 years.
This 4 bedroom, three bay Queen Anne townhouse is laid out over four floors and offers flexible accommodation for either a family or a stylish couple looking for a house in which to entertain.
South facing with an evergreen back garden designed by Todd Longstaff-Gowan and off-street parking, the house is set close to both Stepney Green Station and Whitechapel Station, which will host the new Crossrail. The property offers prospective buyers the 'full package' - space, style, light, history and convenience.
Lower Ground Floor
Entering through an imposing doorway flanked by wrought iron railings, the hallway leads down past the garden to an impressive kitchen with walls covered in hand painted frescos, an impressive 300 year old fireplace, antique marble worktop and 200 year old reclaimed oak floor. Integrated stylish white goods include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob. Leading off the kitchen is a dining room currently utilised as a home office with extensive storage and shutters looking out onto the garden. There is a beautiful hand painted guest cloakroom.
The entrance hall leads to a stunning formal double reception room, with panelling, box cornicing with three sash windows framed by working shutters. The room also boasts a beautiful parquetry floor.
There is a bright south facing informal reception room which could also double as a stunning bedroom. With an elaborately stained oak floor, three sash windows with window seats and an original closet to the right of the fireplace. The second bedroom overlooks the garden, with a pretty corner fireplace, original closet and panelled walls.
Second Floor and Attic
Bedroom three faces south and benefits from sash windows, a panelled fireplace and reclaimed pine floor, with access via ladder to an attic studio space, which is currently a fully equipped home office with two roof lights. Bedroom four faces across the garden and benefits from its own fire place and a carpeted floor.
The sumptuous bathroom is lined in gilded hand painted wallpaper by de Gournay. It boasts a polished aluminium bath, with a lion's head faucet, decorative cabinets with marble tops and oak flooring.
The rear attic stores the water tanks, boiler, provides ample storage and access to the roof.
Forming part of a terrace built by John Ireland in 1717 for wealthy merchants, the property is one of the oldest currently on the market in the capital.
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I love this house. The current owner, interior designer David Carter has designed a home that is both true to its roots and full of joy, imagination. It exudes style and sexiness. A must-see.Laura Laws