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Residential Market


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A characterful two-bedroom apartment within the historic Cardamom Building in Shad Thames has been launched onto the market for £1.3 million. Situated directly above the office of sole sales agents, Anderson Rose, the 1,566 sq. ft. property retains the original character and charm of the former 19th Century spice warehouse, whilst possessing ample scope to be reimagined and renovated, with the potential to add a third bedroom.


Not only is the apartment situated in one of the most atmospheric spots in London, with the classic cobbled streets and dramatic gantries that characterise Shad Thames, but the Cardamom Building also comes with its own intriguing history. Known as the ‘Spice District’, one part of ‘The Larder of London’ (which extended across the entire South Bank) this section of the River Thames was lined with docks and warehouses, with the Cardamom Building named after the south Asian spice Cardamom. 

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The majority of these former warehouses and old wharf buildings have since been converted into luxurious apartments, but some still say you can catch the lingering smell of the fragrant wares and spices once stored there due to many retaining their original flooring, timber supports and interior features, as are present within the Cardamom Building.


Jon Byers, Founder of Anderson Rose, commented: 


“This is a rare opportunity for us to market a home directly above us, it brings pressure and opportunity in equal measure but a challenge we’ve faced before. We previously sold a similar apartment on a different floor and it was always a novelty to invite potential purchasers to the office and then taking them directly upstairs.


“This home is spacious and full of original features that give it a real character, however, it is in need of refresh that could certainly see its value increase, so this is a fantastic option for someone looking to buy into the area at a lower-than-average price and then shape the property to their own taste and style.”

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Situated on the first floor of the Cardamom building, the apartment benefits from an incredibly spacious living/dining/entertainment area that sweeps across the heart of the home, with attractive internal architecture and structural features such as striking wooden beams painted in a calming shade of cream, as well as detailed alcoves and arches integrated across the ceiling. 


The fabulously full-width and open-plan layout of the room is south facing, featuring a bespoke set of double doors which open onto the apartment’s own Juliette balcony, overlooking Cayenne Court.


The property also provides two cosy double bedrooms, radiating with a warm and homely feel. The Principal bedroom has access to a sizeable en-suite bathroom; both bedrooms are well-proportioned and provide ample storage space.


The apartment also comes with a well-managed day-time concierge, as well as a secure and private car parking space.

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Along with its own unique history, this highly desired location is also surrounded by an abundance of trendy bars and restaurants, with brilliant local amenities and shops along the riverside. There are also useful transport links that allow for easy trips to sought after areas situated close by such as Canary Wharf and Greenwich, which can be accessed via Tower Hill tube station, only a 10-minute walk away, as well as through river boat services across the Thames.


This apartment within the Cardamom Building is available for £1.3 million. 


Viewings are strictly by appointment only, for further sales information, contact Anderson Rose on 020 3324 0188 or visit  

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