A two-bedroom apartment in Whittington House – named after its famous former resident, Dick Whittington – is on the market for £1,300,000.
The Grade II listed stucco-fronted building is located on College Hill in the City of London, and it has quite a history. Originally built as a school in 1832, the building was named after the well-known Lord Mayor of London, Dick Whittington, who once lived in the house which stood on the site in 1423.
The unique home is one of eight apartments that have been carefully restored with elegant interiors. With 985 sq ft of living space, the apartment features an open-plan kitchen and living room, a main bedroom with an ensuite, and a second bedroom with a guest bathroom. There are high ceilings and wood flooring throughout, with the potential to add a third bedroom if needed.
Dick Whittington is best known as the real-life inspiration for the pantomime Dick Whittington, but he was formerly a merchant who supplied silks and velvets to nobility. Whittington became Lord Mayor of London in 1397 and was re-elected a further three times, as well as a becoming a member of parliament.
During his time in politics, Whittington donated large sums of money to charities. He also funded the rebuilding of his parish church, St Michael Paternoster, which still stands next to Whittington House.
The apartment has been described as ‘a truly unique opportunity for buyers to purchase a piece of history.’ Tina Evans, Director of Frank Harris & Co.’s Barbican, City & Clerkenwell office, adds: ‘Located conveniently in the City of London, this property has great potential to be converted into a three-bedroom apartment and offers a generous amount of flexible space.’
The two-bed property is for sale with Frank Harris & Co. for £1,300,000.
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