‘Sliding Doors’ Loft Apartment On Sale For 750k

Clerkenwell and City estate agent Frank Harris & Co. is marketing a one bedroom apartment in a building that once featured in the 1990s film Sliding Doors, staring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah.

The apartment is located in Pattern House, St John Street, which was one of the first buildings in Clerkenwell to be converted into loft apartments when it was developed in 1994. It was conversions such as this in the 1990s that pioneered the concept of ‘urban living’ and transformed Clerkenwell into one of London’s most desirable areas.

Pattern House was built in the 1930s as the Ingersoll watch factory at a time when Clerkenwell was renowned as the centre of British watch and clock making. It later became Vogue magazine’s pattern workshop, hence its name.

The 724-sqft apartment (approximately) benefits from high ceilings and includes a large living room, a separate galley kitchen that can be accesses both from the hallway and living room, a generous-sized double bedroom, and modern bathroom. The apartment also has a spacious roof terrace with excellent views across Clerkenwell, underfloor heating, and is tripled glazed throughout.

In the 1998 film Sliding Doors, staring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, the apartment was the home of Lydia, played by US star Jeanne Tripplehorn.

The apartment is in a superb Clerkenwell location, close to Waitrose and a short stroll to the bars and restaurants of Exmouth Market. The City is within walking distance as are Farringdon and Angel underground stations. The whole area will benefit from Crossrail when it opens in 2018, as Farringdon will be a central hub giving super-fast access east and west across London.

Apartment G4, Pattern House, 223-227 St. John Street, EC1V 4LY is on the market for £750,000. The lease is 977 years unexpired.

Frank Harris & Company director Tina Evans said, “This is a beautifully presented apartment in one of Clerkenwell’s iconic warehouse developments. These apartments rarely come onto the market and this one has the added attraction of being a star in its own right. It is one of the original blocks that made Clerkenwell so popular as a residential location and remains a classic example of an urban loft apartment.”

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