3 Bedroom flat for sale on The Paragon, Bermondsey, SE1


A wonderfully bright and extraordinary 2867 sq.ft. loft, set over top two floors within The Paragon - a beautifully converted Victorian school house within gated, landscaped grounds on a quiet residential street.

This former Victorian School was converted into an imaginative development of spacious loft apartments and houses. The original Paragon, designed by Michael Searles, was built in the late 1700s for the Rolls Estate at the east end of the New Kent Road. The original building was demolished in 1898 to make way for a London School Board school, which was later converted by Sapcote Real Lofts.

The current owners have completely refurbished and reimagined the space creating a very comfortable, yet stylish home. No expense has been spared on fixtures and fittings and an overall finish of the space.

The very clever interior design of the apartment allows for this enormous space to feel extremely open and airy but it also offers areas for privacy and retreat by overhanging the bedrooms over the middle of the living space where a natural snug and tv area takes its place. This becomes private but a connected zone to the raised living room on one side and kitchen to the other.

The main living space is quite simply enormous, with huge period windows on three sides and cathedral like ceiling heights measuring to 5.64 meters in places. To distinguish the two reception rooms, the floor has been raised and accommodates a huge underfloor storage. An outstanding, statement, JC Bordelet fireplace has been installed focusing the room for comfort and utilising enormous ceiling heights, it is also a perfect room for entertaining and a very successful interior design which clearly distinguishes rooms within one open space.

The kitchen was totally transformed and only the best appliances, such as Gaggenau and Sub Zero, installed offering a very stylish and functional zone within this open loft. The dining area is separated by a functional kitchen island, Salinas kitchen design by Patricia Urquiola for Boffi, offering formal and informal dining areas. This room opens up to a triple height ceiling which is flooded with light at any time of the day. The mezzanine above acts as a viewing gallery and offers a very social interaction with the dining room and kitchen. The mezzanine is also currently used as an extravagant and open walk in wardrobe for the owners but indeed is a flexible space for any use.

This apartment has three bathrooms, one which is an en-suite to the bedroom on the ground level, spacious guest bathroom in the hall and another full bathroom to the two main bedrooms on the upper level of the space. In total, there are three very good size bedrooms all with air conditioning installed and period features carefully restored. The spacious hallway incorporates Boffi bookcases and wardrobe, further extenuating attention to detail and design aesthetic of every corner of this apartment.

A private roof terrace is accessed via the upper level of this incredible space and works as an extension to the numerous living areas by the installation of a luxury pergola running across the whole of the terrace which can be closed or open to suit the weather conditions. Wall mounted heaters, fire pit and Sigmafocus BBQ add to the space so it can be enjoyed all year round.

The rooftops and treetops of the surrounding area can be seen from the three aspects of the apartment creating a very tranquil environment.

This apartment is also offered with a Share of Freehold and two parking spaces, electric charging points are being installed in the development and will be available for use imminently.

The Paragon also benefits from private parking and pretty communal gardens providing a very friendly place to live, with a great community feel and regular garden gatherings between the residents. It is located just outside the congestion zone, but also within walking distance of the River Thames and The City. Nearby Elephant & Castle is undergoing huge redevelopment with new green spaces, shops, bars, restaurants and even the Italian Artisan Food Markets at Mercato Metropolitano. It is within walking distance of Elephant & Castle and Borough underground stations (Northern and Bakerloo lines and Thameslink services to Blackfriars, Farringdon & St Pancras) providing quick and easy access to the City and West End. Amazing shopping, bars and restaurants can also be found at Shad Thames, Bermondsey Street and Borough Market.

Room Summary

  • Bedroom(s):  3
  • Reception Room(s):  2
  • Bathroom(s):  3

Property Features

  • Spectacular loft apartment
  • Two parking spaces
  • Private roof terrace
  • Gated development
  • Outstanding community
  • High end refurbishment
For more information call 0203 744 2500 or email the office