Spanning approx. 3,117 sqft this is among the largest of authentic Grade II-listed Georgian Huguenot townhouses on Princelet Street in prime Spitalfields. Built circa 1718, the house has been cleverly given the once over by renowned local architect Chris Dyson, cleverly retaining period features including original timber flooring, unique shutters and panelling, listed alcoves and a fabulous heritage listed, marble-effect hallway painted circa 1812, as well as themed artwork in the large dining room.
Servicing the dining room, the luxurious open-plan kitchen has an excellent marble island unit, fitted out with superb Gaggenau appliances and a built-in, listed ‘servery’ cupboard, dating back to circa 1812 with glass panels. Connected via a convenient utility room, you enter probably the most impressive room in the house; a simply stunning double height reception room with glass vaulted ceiling which would have originally been used as a banana-ripening room for Spitalfields Market. With the full length glass doors retracting to open the room out on to the patio garden, the Bose sound system, under floor heating and mood lighting, there is no better place for entertaining.
Throughout the house, practicality and versatility has been made a priority. For example, given the size of the ground floor living space, the first floor could be used as a further second reception, double bedroom or study with the added bonus of the beautifully light Orchid Room, which has its own balcony and small utility area for tea/drinks making. The master bedroom suite takes up the whole of the second floor and contains a dressing area, plenty of built in storage and an en-suite bathroom with original cistern and delightful free-standing bathtub.
Perhaps unlike many of the townhouses in the area, the very top floor of the house was originally a silk weavers’ loft and now a rather charming, large double bedroom with a wealth of storage space, an American walnut study area and a custom made Japanese Teak en-suite bathroom. There is also access to south-facing terrace which boasts exceptional views down Princelet Street, the Spitalfields rooftops towards the City.
The lower ground floor makes for an excellent guestroom, cinema room (already wired for surround sound systems) or an additional double bedroom with under floor heating and it’s own en-suite, there is also a large wine cellar.
Princelet Street is centrally located in the Spitalfields conservation area and is highly desirable thanks to it’s proximity to the City, Shoreditch and local transport connections of Liverpool Street making travel simple and easy. The abundance of boutiques, fashion outlets, bars and restaurants on offer in Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Redchurch St are all on the doorstep and only a 5 minute walk away.