Fancy a trip down mem­ory

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - News -

A SPEC­TAC­U­LAR Clerken­well town­house built in the Eight­ies by cel­e­brated ar­chi­tect Piers Gough for jour­nal­ist and broad­caster Janet Street-Porter, right, has been given Grade II-listed sta­tus.

The four-storey build­ing, pic­tured, has been hailed as an “ex­tro­vert and os­ten­ta­tious ex­am­ple of post-modern do­mes­tic ar­chi­tec­ture” and an “un­com­mon late 20th-cen­tury re­vival of the Lon­don town­house tra­di­tion”.

Gough, who made his name with his work in the re­de­vel­op­ment of Lon­don Dock­lands, said he mod­elled the space on Street-Porter her­self, and that it car­ries a “visual punch” to re­sem­ble her own.

Loose Women pan­el­list StreetPorter has fond mem­o­ries of the strik­ing three-bed­room home she moved out of in 2001. It was last sold for £3.5 mil­lion in 2014.

Spread over four floors, the stand­out fea­tures are the deep blueglazed roof pan­tiles, di­a­mond-paned win­dows and dra­matic ge­o­met­ri­cal ter­races and bal­conies.

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