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Property of the Week: Limehouse Apartment Near Gandalf’s Gaff

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This historic Thames-side property in Limehouse not solely has an incredible terrace overlooking the river and self-contained studio, the customer would additionally turn into neighbours with Sir Ian McKellen 

Slender Road is a splendidly historic avenue that runs alongside the Thames in Limehouse, east London. Not solely is it stuffed with charming properties that overlook the river – together with this Grade II listed property that has simply come available on the market – it additionally has just a few well-known residents.

Sir Ian McKellen, who performed Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, Dumbledore in Harry Potter and Magneto in X-Males, amongst many well-known roles, owns two properties on the road, in addition to The Grapes, a 500-year previous pub frequented by Charles Dickens. Plus, Gordon Ramsay’s The Slender is simply up the highway.

The three bed room condominium, set inside a Georgina townhouse – elements of which have existed because the 16th century – is splendidly shiny, with a roof terrace and separate balcony each overlooking the Thames.

Entry is through a set of stairs, which results in a captivating reception room with uncovered brickwork, unique options together with a fire and ceiling beams, a riverside conservatory and balcony providing panoramic views.

‘A riverside conservatory and balcony supply panoramic views’

A part of the view, which mainly sweeps throughout the view to the low-rise homes of Rotherhithe with glimpses of the Metropolis and The Shard, is Anthony Gormley’s One other Time sculpture, which was reportedly bought by McKellen.

There’s additionally a big eating space and good-sized household kitchen on this flooring, and a spiral staircase main as much as roof terrace from the balcony.

The en suite main bedroom, full with terrace, takes up many of the second flooring, alongside a separate bathe room, whereas the highest flooring has two additional bedrooms.

The property even comes full with a big studio house, registered as a B1(a) industrial house, providing an array of alternatives as each a house, workspace or or work-from-home base. The 1,203 sq ft floor flooring studio house even has its personal separate entrance, whereas the decrease floor flooring has a big storage room and two visitor washrooms.

In the course of the 18th century, many of those buildings fashioned the engineering workshops for barge builders Sparkes.

The property on Slender Road E14 is available on the market for £three,500,000 (freehold) with Knight Frank. Full particulars here


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