New flats opposite the Home Office

Flats at Great Minster House are “modern-classic” in design, echoing the area’s Edwardian mansion blocks.
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Westminster’s “parliamentary quarter”, for so long a residential secret, except among MPs, is creeping on to the radar of a broader range of home buyers.

Previously dismissed as a rather dull neighbourhood, thanks to the evening departure of civil servants leaving the place empty, in recent years it has become much more of a discreet Division Bell address for politicians. Creative firms are also moving in and smart bistros and bars are opening, while swish apartment schemes are replacing defunct ministry buildings. The core patch, between St James’s Park and Millbank, is sprinkled with charming historic architecture in tucked-away streets, with established private, council and charitable housing.

Great Minster House, pictured, is an office conversion in Marsham Street opposite the Home Office. The flats might be described as “modern-classic” in design, echoing the area’s Edwardian mansion blocks, with parquet floors and high ceilings. Prices from £885,000. Call Barratt on 0844 811 4321.

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