6 Bedroom Semi-Detached House (Now Sold)
Pearl House, 2 1/2 Roman Way, Islington ,London
Entry is via an electronic door into a garage which leads into a secluded and quiet courtyard around which is arranged this hidden and private house. The three reception rooms have huge doors so that the space can open out into a quite stunning entertaining space. Whilst the architectural tone is minimalist the spaces are punctuated by some gorgeous pieces of architectural salvage. The columns that frame the main entrance came from the British consulate in Mumbai.
The master bedroom suite has a walk in wardrobe, an ensuite bathroom and off this a small nursery bedroom or study.
There is a studio flat with bathroom and kitchenette, with a separate exterior staircase. There are three further bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor level. There is also a guest cloakroom mirrored throughout to give an infinity effect.
From the garage is a beautiful French door which leads into the courtyard. This has a rectangular pond and fountain, with mature planting giving a very peaceful ambiance. At night a PIR detector activates a projector which lights up a wall with a variety of paintings from the art of the world.
The house was before 1926 a dairy farm. I have met an old man who remembers cows being herded down Roman way into the property! Following a storm a factory was built that had various businesses, one of which used mother of pearl, Hence the house's name Pearl House. Once converted into a private residence this property has been lived in amoungst others by Kirsten Dunst and Heath Ledger, whilst making Batman. It was also used as the location for a series of 'Britain's Next Top Model'
There is underneath the dining area a Second World War bomb shelter which could be converted into a wine cellar. Off the courtyard is also a bike shed and a dustbin shed.
The house is located at the beginning of Roman Way just to the north of Hemingford Road, so it is very close to the Caledonian and Barnsbury rail connection, and about 400 metres from the Caledonian Road tube.
There are excellent local restaurants, one of which will bring meals to your table in the house!
The house has 4200 square foot of space including the garage ( 310 sq ft.).
This is being advertised privately. http://pearlhouseromanway.blogspot.co.uk/