A five-bedroom 17th-century house built overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of Londonwent on the market for £3m.
The Grade-II listed property on Carter Lane in central London stretches over six floors and has its own roof terrace, five en-suite bedrooms, two kitchens and retractable skylights.
The house, which predates the nearby cathedral and is one of the oldest buildings on the road, has recently been meticulously renovated to bring it into the 21st century with glass panels in the floor on all levels allowing views from the floor. to the top floor.
But the house has also retained its original character, with an exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor incorporated into the 2,483 sq ft of living space.
The ground floor also has a dual aspect reception room with paneled walls and shuttered windows.
Directly below, on the lower ground floor, there is an open plan kitchen and dining area complete with built-in appliances in integrated cupboards and a kitchen island – all in the same colour.
It also features an integrated wine cooler, with a separate utility room adjacent to the kitchen.
The central London property’s fourth-floor terrace overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral (pictured) and provides easy access to the city
The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane (pictured) for over 350 years – earning it Grade II listed status.
A large living room with two sofas in a six-storey £3m property, with a glass panel in the floor allowing views down to the level below
The lower ground floor has an open-plan kitchen and dining room, complete with built-in appliances in integrated cupboards and a kitchen island
The house has undergone significant refurbishment but retains its original character with an exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor
A large dining table and chairs adjoin the kitchen on the lower level, as does a separate utility area within the 2,483 square feet of living space
The historic property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and has remained in Carter Lane for over 350 years
On the first floor, the master bedroom includes built-in storage, sash windows and a walk-in closet with custom built-in wardrobes. This leads to a large en-suite bedroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower.
There are four more bedrooms on the second and third floors, each with its own bathroom.
Upstairs is a second reception room which includes a kitchenette, folding skylights and access to a terrace overlooking the historic domed cathedral.
The house is set within a conservation area, with the building previously used for commercial purposes before being renovated to turn it into modern housing.
In addition to glass panels in the floors of all levels, all rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning.
The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has been in Carter Lane for over 350 years – earning it Grade II listed status.
Carter Lane was originally a major carriage thoroughfare hundreds of years ago and was known as three streets called Shoe Makers Row, Great Carter Lane and Little Carter Lane.
But in 1866 they became known simply as Carter Lane, one of London’s main thoroughfares, running through the ancient narrow streets, courts and alleys that make up the Square Mile.
The street also once housed the Bell Inn, from which Richard Quiney – the father-in-law of the famous writer’s daughter Judith – wrote the only known letter to Shakespeare on October 25, 1598. The letter is now kept in a museum in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The pub was demolished at the end of the 19th century, but its place can still be found on the corner of the street.
Stepping up to the first floor, the master bedroom has built-in storage, sash windows and a walk-in closet with custom built-in wardrobes.
Wardrobe and fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom on the first floor of the historic property
The master bedroom on the first floor of the property leads to a large en-suite bedroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower
There are a further four bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom, on the second and third floors of the central London property.
The house is set within a conservation area and the building was previously used for commercial purposes before being renovated.
The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane for over 350 years – earning it Grade II listed status.
The house is ideally located for easy access to the legal district of London’s financial district and schools – at the top of the West End attractions
Further down Carter Lane is a small archway that leads to Wardrobe Place, the site of what used to be the King’s Wardrobe, an establishment that was created to store the monarch’s best clothes, jewels, armor and furniture before it burned down in a great fire. .
The house is ideally located for easy access to the legal district of London’s financial district and schools – at the top of the West End attractions.
Nearby St Paul’s tube station provides access to the Central, Circle and District lines.
The property is on the market with Frank and Harris for £3 million
Tina Evans, director of Frank and Harris, says: ‘We are delighted to be able to bring this superb five bedroom property to the market.
“Building II. grade, which is protected by a monument, dates back to the 17th century, stands on a street steeped in history, with a wonderful village feel, creating an enclave among the hustle and bustle of the city.
“The house has been renovated to an exceptional standard and is a stylish home in a sought after location.”