Panoramic views of London are offered at this solitary Thameside property, which has an intriguing history and is soon to go under the auction hammer.
The unusual house at 1 Fulford Street is known locally as the ‘leaning tower of Rotherhithe’ due to its isolated location. Part of the area’s industrial past, it was once the offices of Victorian barge company Braithwaite & Dean, where lightermen would pull up to collect their wages.
It was also once surrounded by houses, sadly destroyed by bombing during World War II. From 1937 to 1939, the enclave was home to author Jessica ‘Decca’ Mitford, the sixth daughter of Lord Redesdale. She lived there with her husband, Esmond Romilly (Winston Churchill’s nephew), after they eloped to Spain. Photographer and 1st earl of Snowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones (who married Princess Margaret) also lived along the row in a former coal store.
On 1 March 2023, Savills will auction off the detached riverside home with a guide price of £1.5m.
It spans four storeys and offers an industrial blank canvas with wooden floors, ceiling beams and over 2,100 square feet of space. Oversized windows are on every level, with sweeping views across Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.