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Historic Temple House apartment comes to market

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

An ideal pied-à-terre for those have chosen to reside outside of London.

Editorial Team | 12th November, 2020

Prime London specialists, Finlay Brewer are bringing an immaculately presented 1,042 sq. ft. two-bedroom apartment to market in Temple. The period home, dating back to the late 19th century, offers a rare opportunity to live in the heart of the City of London within Temple House, a period mansion building adjacent to the former headquarters of the Argus Printing Company, once the printing house for the Financial Times. The chain-free apartment is available for offers in the region of £975,000.

Built in 1894, the building occupies a prominent corner of Temple Avenue, with a distinctive façade featuring red brick and Ruabon terracotta brickwork, highlighted by Portland Stone bays running up the full-length of the building. An eye-catching clocktower sits atop the building, which architect Frederick Boreham incorporated to be seen by the ships along the River Thames, which would have made Temple House one of the tallest buildings in the City at the time.

Directly adjacent to Temple House, occupying 8-10 Temple Avenue, was the former headquarters of the Argus Printing Company, responsible for printing the Financial Times, which went onto become the largest distributors of newspapers during the 1970s and 1980s, one of a clutch of printing offices within walking distance of Fleet Street.

Cheryl Owen, Director at Finlay Brewer comments, “Offering such a fantastic central location this well-presented apartment is ideally situated to serve as a pied-à-terre for anyone working in the City, near to the Barristers’ Chambers and financial district. The area is one of the most historic in the country, there is a host of great restaurants, theatres and galleries all around you.Having the Thames practically on your doorstep is a real draw and fantastic for resident’s wellbeing. After work residents can unwind and go for a run along the iconic banks of the river or enjoy a leisurely stroll down to Covent Garden for dinner. A smart property such as this, in a landmark location can also provide a good long-term investment for those looking for characterful central London home.”

Temple House is entered via an elegant wooden doorway, flanked by two columns on each side and overhung by intricate carved stone. On the ground floor residents will be met by the concierge ensuring the apartment can be safely locked up and left.

Upon entering the apartment, residents are greeted by a wide entrance hall which has polished wooden floors. Directly to the right is the spacious reception room, benefitting from a sizeable bay window, providing ample natural light and accentuated by the high ceilings to create a wonderful space for entertaining. Adjacent, there is a well-sized kitchen/breakfast featuring fully integrated appliances.

Situated at the end of the hall is the master bedroom complete with ensuite bathroom and private dressing area. The master bedroom boasts an abundance of space and leads onto the dressing area, complete with built-in storage and beyond that the chic contrasting black and white themed master bathroom. The apartment is rounded out by a well-sized second bedroom and bathroom.

Exceptionally located, the apartment is near to a number of transport hubs including Temple and Blackfriars Underground stations, which are within a five minute walk, whilst Farringdon Station is also within walking distance, which will include the advantageous new Elizabeth Line – set to open in 2022.

Viewings are strictly by socially-distanced appointment only, for more information on Temple House, contact sole agents Finlay Brewer on 020 7371 4171 or visit:


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