Inside the oldest surviving terrace in London
A London townhouse that has survived the Great Fire of 1666 and two world wars is now on the market for £2.5 million.
Built in 1658, 54 Newington Green in Islington forms part of the earliest surviving brick built terrace in London and is of great historic importance.
And to put into context just how old it is, this house was built more than 100 years before Australia was founded.
The gorgeous six-bedroom home was once the residence of Dr Richard Price, who hosted guests such as Benjamin Franklin, one of the USA’s founding fathers, and John Adams, who succeeded George Washington as president.
The property is one of four red brick houses at 52-55 Newington Green, which was built on the site of a much larger single house. The terrace was restored in the 1980’s by English Heritage.
Now, this Grade I-listed home is deceptively spacious and is set out over six floors.
Having been beautifully refurbished, the townhouse strikes an impressive balance between its period features and contemporary living.
Some of the original features include the huge sash windows at the front of the property, as well as period panelling and characterful old fireplaces.
Unusually for a property of this type, the house has a central staircase, which means it has two generously proportioned rooms on each of the four main floors.
This place also boasts a delightful ground floor kitchen with bespoke, hard wood units and Gaggenau appliances, as well as a wonderful first floor drawing room overlooking the green.
Nick Moore, Partner and Head of Sales in Knight Frank’s Islington office, said: “Historically, 54 Newington Green is one of the most important buildings within the borough of Islington, if not the most important. History aside, with 3,700 sq ft of accommodation, it also makes for a wonderful family home.”
This property is listed for sale with Knight Frank.