27 Jun 2015 (3 years ago)
This breathtaking fifth floor loft apartment has been refitted and designed by the current owners to exacting standards with no expense spared. The Paramount was built in 1936-38 by John Laing and Sons Ltd a family run building company dating back to the mid 1800s and designed by Culpin & Son. The original facade was constructed in red brick and originally named Wigton House celebrating the firms Cumbrian roots.The building was actively occupied by various manufacturing companies as well as Scholl the renowned Podiatrist foot company. In the 1990s the building was acquired and converted into apartments by Warner Loft, who enhanced the appearance of the building with white painted render, glass balconies and roof terraces renaming the building Paramount House.It has become one of the most recognised and sought after apartment buildings in Clerkenwell with most of the apartments having floor to ceiling windows, exposed concrete ceilings with upper floor apartments enjoying some of the best views of the London Skyline. Entered via an elegant hallway leading into the most spectacular kitchen/dining room refitted by Balthaup, this space is seamless in design and oozes quality and style. The kitchen feels like a lavish piece of furniture with appliances hidden from view. The dining area is located at one end of the kitchen with views and access onto the private terrace. Steps lead to a sumptuous reception room with exposed concrete ceiling, sliding doors leading to the terrace and a wonderful feature wall of Fornasetti style ex libris wallpaper giving immense warmth and character to the room. The elegant master bedroom which also has direct access on the terrace has a comprehensive range of built in wardrobes and direct access to a luxuriant en suite bathroom with separate shower, free standing bath and large window. There is a further double bedroom with built in wardrobe and access to a further balcony and guest shower room. The apartment also benefits from an underground parking space. The Paramount is located on St John Street, in Clerkenwell, which is one of London's most sought after and fashionable locations with easy access to both The City and West End. It is moments from Farringdon Underground Station which in 2018 will benefit from the opening of Cross Rail as well as a profusion of superb local restaurants and wine bars. This really is one of the most astounding loft apartment that Clerkenwell has to offer.
Offered fully furnished.
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