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Unlocking a Georgian gem in Spitalfields
Grade II listed house with expansive and stunning entertaining area
Posted by Space Station, Tuesday 4 October 2016
City financier, Riccardo Borsi, owned his five floor, Grade II listed Georgian house in Spitalfields for 13 years. The stunning 4,520 sq ft building fizzes with history and jaw-dropping features, so Riccardo knew he would need a different type of agent when it came to selling. He started looking for someone that understood extraordinary properties and valued them for reasons beyond square footage and location.
“Space Station’s stock is always different to everyone else’s,” explains Riccardo. “But it was a recommendation from the architect Chris Dyson – a friend of a friend – that convinced me to get in touch.”
Space Station was amazed by the history of the building – originally built in 1705 by the brewer, Joseph Truman, the house had also been home to famous silk merchants, the Gandy family (1826-1850). More recently, Riccardo spent two years completely refurbishing the property, including the installation of a magnificent 65 ft entertainment room in the basement – complete with vaulted skylights and doors leading to a garden. The entire house is spread over 4,520 sq ft, which is one of the largest we’ve seen on the market in that area. We knew it would need a very special buyer to take it up.
“Space Station knew exactly who to speak to about my house,” says Riccardo. “They were just the kind of people I wanted to work with and actually cared about the area”. When it came to viewings Riccardo was just as positive. “Everyone who came to look at the house knew precisely what they were coming to see. And they already understood why it was priced as it was.”
Using our experience, we brought in contacts from the media and music industries – the kind of people who’d appreciate Riccardo’s house with its expansive ground floor room. We knew that our buyers’ book would be key to the sale and because we build up relationships with potential buyers, we knew who to call first. It’s how we often deal with these one-of-a-kind properties.
“I was happy with what I was asking for. And Space Station didn’t put any pressure on me to change my mind,” explains Riccardo. “Everything they did was very good – they even dealt with my tenant, which made the whole sale so simple. I couldn’t fault them and I’d certainly recommend them to anyone wanting to buy or sell something more interesting.”
If you’d like to talk to Space Station about selling your property, then get in touch with the team on 020 7613 6262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org