Architect: Stanley Waghorn
St John Street, London EC1V
Share of Freehold
This extraordinary loft apartment is positioned on the third floor of Pattern House, the former Ingersoll Watch factory, representing a rare opportunity to buy in a beautiful warehouse conversion, minutes from Exmouth Market.
Pattern House was originally designed in the 1930s by the architect Stanley Waghorn. The Ingersoll Watch Company had agreed to move in before the building was completed. As such, Waghorn adjusted his design to include a parapet on the St John Street elevation, incorporating the remarkable green and cream Ingersoll mosaic still visible today. In the 1950s, the warehouse was purchased by Condé Nast and became the pattern factory for Vogue magazine, earning the building its contemporary moniker, Pattern House.
Internal accommodation extends to almost 2,000 sq ft. and is predominantly open-plan, arranged across an expansive kitchen, living and dining area, lined with large east-facing factory windows and two bedrooms.
Aesthetically, Pattern House is a wonderful example of warehouse living in London. The apartment retains many features dating back to the presence of the Ingersoll watchmakers, including exposed brickwork, steel girders, large Crittall windows and wrought iron radiators.
The open-plan configuration of the living quarters is echoed in the master bedroom where a bath playfully shares the same space as the bedroom. There is a second double bedroom across the hall with its own en-suite shower room.
Residents of Pattern House benefit from access to a shared private roof garden with panoramic views across the city. The apartment also comes with its own parking space in a secured underground car park, beneath the building, and a lift that accesses all floors.
Clerkenwell is renowned for the quality and variety of its bars and restaurants. Exmouth Market is a short walk away, and is home to a wonderful array of restaurants and bars including Moro and The Quality Chop House. The Eagle, famed for inventing the concept of the gastropub, is also within walking distance, towards Farringdon Road.
St Paul’s and the City are within easy reach to the south. Nearby Farringdon station (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines and National Rail) provides quick access to the West End and London’s major airports.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of freehold
Lease length: approx. 999 years
Service charge: approx. £483 per month
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.