You can live like a chairman of the board in this stately apartment in the former headquarters of a London utilities company.
The 2519 sq ft London property is housed within a building in Clerkenwell that was originally constructed between 1915 and 1920 to accommodate the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water Board.
New River Head was built to a design by Herbert Austen Hall and was used as offices until 1993. The Grade II-listed red-brick building was then converted into apartments and underwent a major renovation last year.
The three-bedroom flat – currently on offer via The Modern House for £3.65 million – was developed for the firm’s chairman and occupies a prime spot on the building’s piano nobile, overlooking the communal gardens.
A 35 ft-long reception room is crying out for parties. High ceilings, wood panelling, parquet flooring and ornate plasterwork lend this room the feel of a stately home.
The kitchen is positioned off the living space, with three bedrooms and a study accommodated on the upper floor. The new owner will also have access to the carefully preserved 17th-century Oak Room next door, which can be used for formal meetings or entertaining.
The New River Head apartment represents a rare opportunity to own a historically significant yet functional property in a prime area of central London.