House for sale in Clerkenwell: ideal renovation project

32 britton street clerkenwell
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Simon Stone

Discover a period gem as this house for sale in Clerkenwell hits the market for the first time in 30 years.

“It’s not what it is; it’s what it could be”.

That was the theory when the current owners bought this large Georgian house in historic Clerkenwell around 30 years ago. The intention was to decant into city fringe life from Islington, transform the commute into a stroll, ditch the battle with 1990s public transport, and be home in a jiffy to enjoy plenty of family time.


Now let’s fast forward to 2022 and the help of Peter Morris Architects.  The slightly faded glory of this handsome Grade 2 listed townhouse is getting ready for new custodians passionate about restoration and renovation.  With just a few changes recommended by the local conservation officer, the planning application could soon be granted for this glorious project.

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The street sits among some of the most famous historic haunts in the City Fringe. Then, with the wider area’s regeneration as a new millennium dawned, it became one of London’s most evocative urban villages. Congestion charging and traffic calming measures have reduced the vehicle flow dramatically, and created a real measure of calm. You can feel it in the streets, and when sitting within the walls of the small public park next door. The tranquility extends throughout the inside of the house, and from its view over the adjacent green space.

32 britton street clerkenwell london for sale

The EC1 postcode is synonymous with loft apartments in converted factories, but finding a whole house for sale in Clerkenwell? That’s a rare thing indeed. Click here to see the full description, gallery and floorplans.

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