London apartment in converted church on sale for £660,000

If you’re looking for a slice of property heaven this Grade II listed church conversion could just be the answer to your prayers.

Originally a place of worship in Islington, North London, the striking brick and glass building has now been converted into apartments – with one sprawling two-bed flat now up for sale for £660,000.

As well as the comforts of the flat in the St Mary Magdalene conservation area, would-be owners can enjoy original features including wooden beams and striking stone arches.

The former St Clement’s Church still features a cross and war memorial on the outside, with bells in the tower, and looks gorgeous at night as light shines from what would once have been stained glass windows. 

Spanning more than 800 sq ft, the apartment boasts a reception room, fully-fitted kitchen, huge master bedroom and a second bedroom with double bed, both with built-in wardrobes.

A two-bed flat is up for sale in the stunning setting of a converted former church in Islington, North London

Guests and delivery workers will knock on an ornate wooden church door when they arrive at the former St Clement’s Church 

The living room of the £660,000 flat still has the character of a church with wooden beams on the windows

The kitchen also retains the ecclesiastical feel as it is hidden in an alcove underneath an arched church pillar 

A cross and war memorial still adorn the front of the building with an illuminated decoration still visible at the top

The new residents will live in a place where centuries of weddings, christenings and local history have taken place

The church is 300 years old but looks stunning and modern since its renovation with a comfortable-looking sitting room

Originally a place of worship in Islington, the beautiful church will be someone’s home for £660,000 

The church building looks just as gorgeous at night as light shines from what would once have been stained glass windows

Despite its age the church has excellent security with a video entry system, and has a shared garden, patio and lobby area

Despite its age the church has excellent security with a video entry system, and has a shared garden, patio and lobby area.

Located on the third floor of the building, the apartment benefits from a large amount of natural light and boasts views over the rooftops of Barnsbury and towards Hampstead Heath.

The 300-year-old church is just a stone’s throw away from restaurants, gastro-pubs, bars, coffee houses and fashion boutiques and is close to Highbury & Islington Station and Caledonian Road Station.

The church has been derelict since 1983, according to British History Online.  

Adam Tahir at Fine & Country Finsbury Park said: ‘We are so very proud of marketing St Clements Court as it is undoubtedly and unequivocally one the rarest types and styles of property available in today’s market.

‘With so much history within the beams and brickwork including weddings and christenings over a 300-year period, as you approach the stunning architecture, which is Grade II listed and with a completed unstirred facade, you get a kind of mystified feeling which makes you think back to when this building was first built and is now home to many residents.’ 

The apartment on the third floor on the building has two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes as part of the renovation

The house combines modern kitchen equipment and electric sockets with the early modern beauty of the church

The apartment has more than 800 sq ft of internal space including two spacious and comfortable-looking bedrooms

The slanted windows and wooden beams will give the owner of this bedroom a reminder of their unusual home

This bedroom has added to the traditional feel of the flat with a wood-panelled dresser and bookshelves

The church tower with its bells rises well above the apartment’s neighbours on Westbourne Road in Islington

The church has been derelict since 1983 but the lovely building is being put to use again with the converted apartments

The traditional meets the modern again in the living room as a large-screen TV sits alongside the decorative window frames

The stone archway which leads to the kitchen is also visible from the hallway of the £660,000 flat


Dog with ‘healing powers’ evicted from £1m London penthouse after court ruling

A dog reported to have “healing powers” will be evicted from a £1m ($1.24m) London penthouse after his owners lost a court ruling yesterday (28 February). Gabby and Florien Kuehn described the decision as “small-minded”.

The couple will now face legal costs of at least £50,000 after Judge Donald Cryan ruled the no-pet policy at Victory Place apartments in East London could not be circumvented for Vinnie the terrier cross, despite his alleged magic paws.

The Kuehns had at one point told the management company that they had a medical condition, which was alleviated by Vinnie’s presence.

But Judge Cryan said: “Nothing was presented by the claimants to show that the dog in question was considered by any medical practitioner as medical support.”

Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are allowed to reside in the building, which otherwise forbids pets and has done so since before the Kuehns moved in.

“The case comes down to ‘I love my dog’. An emotion which one can readily understand and indeed sympathise with,” said Cryan. He added: “Sadly for [the Kuehns] the dog will have to go.”

The Mayor and City of London court ruling has saddled the Kuehns with substantial legal costs. Outside Mrs Kuehn criticised the decision and vowed to take the case to the Court of Appeal.

Management company Victory Place said in a statement that the ban on pets had been in place since the development was opened.

It added: “This attracted a number of people for whom this point was very important. Some of them have allergies to dog and cat hair, others have a dog phobia, or simply do not want barking dogs in a closely compacted development.”


Murder arrest after woman falls to her death from east London apartment


by Emma Lake

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another woman fell to her death from a block of flats in east London.

A 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead after police were called to Bow at 11.23am yesterday.

Neighbours told the Evening Standard they heard shouting before the woman fell.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken to an east London police station.

She has since been released on police bail until a date in late March.

The death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and investigations continue.

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You can win a year living rent-free in a London penthouse

FANCY living in a penthouse in London’s posh Kensington area completely rent-free for a year? Well, then you could be in luck.

The winner of the competition being fronted by property guru Amanda Lamb and TV presenter Rick Edwards will get to live in a lush one-bed flat on Kensington Church Street for 12 months.

The winner will get to live in a plush one-bed apartment in the expensive London area of Kensington
Win a year living in a plush London penthouse for free with Studio B 

The flat is situated on the top floor of a period building with stunning views over the Kensington area.

It comes with  double bed, fully fitted wardrobe, open plan kitchen and even a separate utility room.

And if that wasn’t good enough…any cash that the winner manages to save during the year will be matched by the firm behind the competition – up to a maximum of £24,000 (or £2,000 a month).


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The cash can then be used towards a deposit for a property.

Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Well, of course there are a few catches.

Firstly, it’s a competition…so there’s only one winner.

Anyone interested in entering needs to queue up at the new Studio B ‘innovation lab’ on April 27 – which is run Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and is situated on high street Kensington, London.

The apartment boasts a fully fitted kitchen in a light and airy one-bed flat
It comes fully furnished…and completely rent-free for 12 months

The first round of the competition will take place between 7am and 10am. There will be two initial knowledge-based questions.

The top 9 contestants will be invited back later in the day to complete more tasks.

They’ll need to bring proof of identity, address and employment.

The final round will include a gardening, cooking and DIY challenge. The winner will be picked by property guru Amanda Lamb at the end of the day.

Step inside…your new amazing one-bed flat in high street Ken
The winner will be picked by property guru Amanda Lamb
TV presenter Rick Edwards will be on hand to present the competition

You need to over the age of 18 to enter and have the right to live and work in the UK.

There’s no age limit for contestants but if you already own a home, you’re not allowed to enter.

You’ll also need to be able to move into the property on May 27 and live there for 12 months.

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Barman claims Kevin Spacey ‘groped him twice’ in a week and then invited him to a party at the actor’s London apartment


Barman claims Kevin Spacey ‘groped him twice’ in a week and then invited him to a party at the actor’s London apartment

Kris Nixon claims the US star sidled up to him on a sofa and grabbed his crotch

A YOUNG barman says Kevin Spacey groped him twice in a week and told him he could perform a sex act “better than your girlfriend”.

Kris Nixon said he had been invited to a party at Spacey’s London apartment when the US star sidled up to him on a sofa and grabbed his crotch.

Kris Nixon claims Kevin Spacey sidled up to him on a sofa and grabbed his crotch

And the actor— Old Vic artistic director at the time — pestered him again a week later after returning to Kris’s bar with some of his ­theatrical crew.

Spacey is said to have followed him into a store room, put his hand under the waistband of Kris’s trousers, grabbed hold of his belt and said, ‘I can make it up’.

Spacey is then believed to have made a seedy comment to the 20-year-old, whose girlfriend had left him alone on the couch
Kris claims Spacey groped him during his time as artistic director at the Old Vic

Kris, now 30, told The Sun: “He’s a predator. By proxy of being famous and a big shot, he does this to people.”

The first incident was at a 2007 play after-party as Kris sat star-struck on the sofa.

He said: “He looked at me for a weirdly uncomfortable length of time, then grabbed my d*** over my trousers.

“He glanced over to where my girlfriend had gone and said, ‘I could blow you better than she could.’

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“He was drunk but not paralytic. I walked over to her and said, ‘We need to leave’.”

Kris said of the second incident: “I barged past him. Minutes later he tried to order a drink so I told him to f*** off.”

Kris, now back in his native Belfast, did not tell cops but has spoken out after the other claims about Spacey, including flashing at a fellow barman.

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Open House: London Penthouse

The exclusivity of this riverfront Watermans Gardens Penthouse is hard to match – overlooking the River Thames and the garden of London’s emerging cultural hub, Greenwich Peninsula. Designed by Pilbrow and Partners and Conrad & Partners, the apartment has also felt the touch of Cereal magazine’s Creative Director. Out of the collaboration of a bunch of creatives, a unique London Penthouse has been born and ready to host some very lucky Londoners.

ARCHITECTURE Pilbrow and Partners | INTERIOR Conran & Partners | AGENT Aucoot

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The three-bedroom apartment resides in what was once an industrial district, now a revitalised cultural hotspot. Gentle material homage to these rustic roots surfaces in an entirely elegant manner; black joinery, lacquered brass and marble resting on polished concrete. But there is no subtlety to capturing the views this area knows well with full-width, floor-to-ceiling windows wrapping the cantilevered living space. There’s even opportunity to extend the culinary experience outside, as the kitchen folds onto the large terrace. Guests can spill from the indoor living to the outdoor and on warmer days, be entertained with the built-in barbecue.

Thanks to Conrad & Partner’s dedication to light, form and texture, every inch of the penthouse has design on its side. Dispersed around the river outlook is a blend of contemporary and unique furniture: Fritz Hansen PK54 Table, Børge Mogensen Chairs and a Martin Visser Sofa Bed. Placed in-between are abstract prints and paintings, forming a formidable designer collection. With the moody palette of grey shades and dark timber, we could pinpoint plenty of quiet corners to enjoy a good view.

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The Penthouse tops a Peninsula community of shared amenities. You’d hardly find a reason to leave with access to private workspaces, a cinema room, the gym and shared spaces for a bite to eat or something to drink. More broadly, the Greenwich Peninsula area is an evolving ‘new’ part of London, with the city’s future at the forefront. The area has been substantially redeveloped by a collection of forward-thinking architects to form an ideal community of public gardens and artworks, shops and easy access to public transport. It’s an exciting modern community we’d sure want to be apart of if we could return to this London Penthouse every evening.

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