Grade II-listed home built overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral after on the market for £3million

Grade II-listed 17th Century home built overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of London goes on the market for £3million

  • The Grade-II property in Carter Lane, central London, is set over six floors and comes with its own roof terrace
  • House, which pre-dates the nearby cathedral, has recently undergone a meticulous renovation project
  • It comes with glass panel fitted in flooring on every level allowing sight from ground level up to the top floor
  • Property has maintained its original character, too, with exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor 

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A 17th century five-bedroom house built with views overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, built following the Great Fire of London, has gone on the market for £3million.

The Grade-II property in Carter Lane, central London, is set over six floors and comes with its own roof terrace, five en-suite bedrooms, two kitchens and retractable skylights. 

The house, which pre-dates the nearby cathedral and is one of the oldest buildings on the road, has recently undergone a meticulous renovation project to bring it into the 21st century with a glass panel in the flooring on every level allowing sight from ground level up to the top floor.

But the house has maintained its original character, too, with an exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor included within the 2,483 sq ft of living space.

The ground floor also includes a dual aspect reception room with panelled walls and windows fitted with shutters.

Directly below, on the lower ground floor, is an open plan kitchen and dining room complete with fitted appliances within integrated cupboards and a kitchen island – all in the same colouring.

It also contains an integrated wine fridge, with a separate utility room adjoining the kitchen.

The fourth floor terrace of the central London property has views of St Paul's Cathedral (pictured) and provides easy access into the city

The fourth floor terrace of the central London property has views of St Paul’s Cathedral (pictured) and provides easy access into the city

The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane (pictured) for more than 350 years - earning its Grade II status.

The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane (pictured) for more than 350 years – earning its Grade II status.

A large living area with two sofas in the six-floor, £3million property with a glass panel in the floor allowing a view into the level below

A large living area with two sofas in the six-floor, £3million property with a glass panel in the floor allowing a view into the level below

On the lower ground floor is an open plan kitchen and dining room complete with fitted appliances within integrated cupboards and a kitchen island

On the lower ground floor is an open plan kitchen and dining room complete with fitted appliances within integrated cupboards and a kitchen island

The house has undergone a significant renovation project, but has maintained its original character with an exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor

The house has undergone a significant renovation project, but has maintained its original character with an exposed original brick fireplace on the ground floor

A large dining table and chairs adjoins the kitchen on the lower ground floor, as well as a separate utility room within the 2,483 sq ft of living space

A large dining table and chairs adjoins the kitchen on the lower ground floor, as well as a separate utility room within the 2,483 sq ft of living space

The historic property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and has remained in Carter Lane for more than 350 years

The historic property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and has remained in Carter Lane for more than 350 years

Moving up to the first floor, the principal bedroom suite comes with fitted storage, sash windows and a walk-in wardrobe with bespoke cupboards. This leads to a large en-suite bedroom with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower.

On the second and third floors are a further four bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms.

On the top floor is a second reception room that includes a small kitchen area, retractable skylights and access onto the terrace providing views of the historic domed cathedral.

The house is set within a conservation area, with the building previously used for commercial purposes before undergoing a renovation project to transform it into contemporary housing.

As well as glass panelling in the floor of every level, there is air conditioning throughout which is individually controlled.

The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane for more than 350 years – earning its Grade II status.

Carter Lane was originally a thoroughfare for carts hundreds of years ago and was known as three streets named Shoe Makers Row, Great Carter Lane and Little Carter Lane.

But in 1866, they became simply known as Carter Lane, one of the main thoroughfares of London leading through the ancient narrow streets, courts and alleys that make up the Square Mile.

The lane was also once home to the Bell Inn, a pub from which the only known remaining letter to Shakespeare was written by Richard Quiney – the father-in-law to the famed writer’s daughter Judith – on October 25, 1598. The letter is now preserved in a museum in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The pub was demolished at the end of the 19th century, but its site can still be found on the corner of the street. 

Moving up to the first floor, the principal bedroom suite comes with fitted storage, sash windows and a walk-in wardrobe with bespoke cupboards

Moving up to the first floor, the principal bedroom suite comes with fitted storage, sash windows and a walk-in wardrobe with bespoke cupboards

The walk-in wardrobe and fitted cupboards within the principal bedroom suite located on the first floor of the historic property

The walk-in wardrobe and fitted cupboards within the principal bedroom suite located on the first floor of the historic property

The principal bedroom on the first floor of the property leads to a large en-suite bedroom with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower

The principal bedroom on the first floor of the property leads to a large en-suite bedroom with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower

On the second and third floors of the central London property are a further four bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms

On the second and third floors of the central London property are a further four bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms

The house is set within a conservation area, with the building previously used for commercial purposes before undergoing a renovation project to transform it

The house is set within a conservation area, with the building previously used for commercial purposes before undergoing a renovation project to transform it

The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane for more than 350 years - earning its Grade II status

The property was built shortly after the Great Fire of London and has remained in Carter Lane for more than 350 years – earning its Grade II status

The house is ideally located for easy access into London's financial district legal quarter and schools - on top of attractions in the West End

The house is ideally located for easy access into London’s financial district legal quarter and schools – on top of attractions in the West End

Further down Carter Lane is a small archway that leads to Wardrobe Place, a site once home to the King’s Wardrobe, an institution created to be the storage place for the monarch’s finest robes, jewels, armour and furniture before it burned down in the great fire.

The house is ideally located for easy access into London’s financial district legal quarter and schools – on top of attractions in the West End.

Nearby St Paul’s Tube station provides access onto the Central, Circle and District lines.

The property is on the market with Frank and Harris for £3million

 Tina Evans, Director of Frank and Harris, says: ‘We are delighted to bring this excellent five-bedroom property to the market. 

‘The Grade II Listed building, dating back to the 17th Century sits on a lane steeped in history with a quaint village feel, creating an enclave amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. 

‘The house has been renovated to a remarkable standard and makes for an elegant home in a sought-after location.’

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