October 4, 2022

London Phone Alternate changed into an opulent condominium on the market  for £1.75m

Main Central & North West London property agent Aston Chase is delighted to announce the sale of an opulent 1,321 sq ft two bed room condominium within the historic Yoo Constructing at 17 Corridor Highway in St John’s Wooden, which was initially the London Phone Alternate, an important piece of Nineteen Thirties Edwardian-era telecoms infrastructure within the capital.

The newly refurbished two-bedroom condominium has a up to date inside design that compliments the retained interval options of the landmark constructing which embody massive floorplates, beneficiant ceiling heights and quirky function home windows.

In an exquisite juxtaposition of eras, the fashionable condominium is located on the primary ground of what was as soon as the London Phone Alternate, inbuilt 1937. While the phone was invented in 1870, it was not till the event of phone exchanges in 1879 that bigger volumes of calls could possibly be made involving a number of callers.

From 1912 the UK had a unified phone system in a position to place calls all through the nation. When the brand new London Phone Alternate constructing was opened in 1937 it enabled massive volumes of phone calls to be reliably linked between London, the remainder of the UK and nations all over the world. The brand new trade additionally allowed Londoners, for the primary time, to have the ability to make emergency 999 calls, when 999 was dialled a buzzer sounded within the trade and a purple gentle flashed to attract an operator’s rapid consideration.

When senior politicians and members of the Royal household have been making lengthy distance calls by way of the trade operators have been instructed to not listen in on the confidential calls. Throughout WWII such was the significance of the London Phone Alternate for army communication that firefighters, a search gentle and defence gun have been posted on the roof of the constructing.

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This actually distinctive constructing was renamed the Yoo Constructing and transformed into spacious flats in 2001 underneath the approach to life model YOO, by property entrepreneur John Hitchcock, and the world-famous French industrial architect Philippe Starck.

The Parisian architect is famend for his large number of design work from residential interiors to boats. In 1983 the then French President Francois Mitterrand select him to refurbish the presidential flats on the Elysee and he devised the Asahi Beer Corridor in Tokyo, the constructing with a large flame on prime.

As a part of conversion of the London Phone Alternate into luxurious flats Philippe Starck positioned an iconic purple phone sales space exterior the principle entrance to behave as a window onto the previous, showcasing the constructing’s telecoms heritage.

The excessive ceilings and huge areas throughout the London Phone Alternate, which was constructed because the Artwork Deco motion began to fade away and modernism was turning into established, have made for spacious flats with mezzanine flooring.

The 2-bedroom condominium on sale is not any exception. Full with two mezzanine flooring which home the bed room suites, the condominium spans 1,321 sq ft with the principle first ground offering a big 31 ft reception room which options hovering double-height ceilings, coffered ceilings with LED lighting and a triple collection of floor-to-ceiling angled home windows that create much more house and flood the reception and eating space, and adjoining open plan kitchen, with pure gentle.

The deep bay window within the principal bed room, with an en-suite, can be angled, replicating the placing structure of this split-level property. Artwork Deco geometric plasterwork on the ceiling within the eating space is picked out by refined strip lighting, whereas down lights illuminate house for paintings on the partitions.

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The absolutely fitted designer kitchen is a up to date tackle industrial Britain with metal kitchen items and worktops and a marble island/breakfast bar. This marble motif – off white with a gray vein, and the reverse – is then repeated within the loos as nicely. The engineered timber wooden flooring units off this high-spec condominium, which additionally comes with a personal automotive parking house and 24-hour porterage.

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director of Aston Chase mentioned, “This historic Nineteen Thirties telecoms constructing helped to make the UK’s first ever 999 calls attainable and was the London hub the place phone calls have been positioned between Britain and its Commonwealth dominions. Fashion and historical past meet on this spacious fashionable condominium which is situated equidistant between St John’s Wooden and Maida Vale.”

Craig Draper, Affiliate Director of Aston Chase added, “Inside this extremely spacious condominium there are touches of Artwork Deco model and early modernism, complemented by the top quality marble work within the loos and the placing up to date kitchen.”

The Yoo Constructing is located on Corridor Highway within the coronary heart of St John’s Wooden. Corridor Highway bisects Hamilton Terrace, famend for its Victorian structure and well-known residents – novelist Thomas Hardy and actress Honor Blackman are among the many stars who’ve lived there.

Just some minutes’ stroll away are the cafés and eating places of Clifton Highway in Little Venice, whereas

St John’s Wooden Excessive Road boasts excessive profile venues comparable to The Ivy Café, the Parisienne cafe-restaurant Soutine and native greengrocer and deli Panzers which is synonymous with St John’s Wooden. The Yoo Constructing is conveniently situated simply 0.5 miles from St John’s Wooden Underground Station (Jubliee Line) and 0.3 miles away from Maida Vale Station (Bakerloo Line).

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The condominium within the Yoo Constructing is on sale for £1,750,000 with Aston Chase. For additional data contact Craig Draper on Tel: 020 7724 4724 or go to www.astonchase.com