IT'S A short stroll to the new British Library from Jessel House, an Edwardian mansion block in Judd Street, King's Cross, central London. The snappily decorated two-bedroom penthouse flat in the block is for sale, with lift, entry phone and resident caretaker. The perfect pied a terre (if you have a house in the country), it has a 16ft by 12ft sitting room with fitted bookshelves and wooden floor, separate study with polished wood block floor and fitted kitchen. From the main bedroom there are views to Canary Wharf. pounds 179,000 through Frank Harris (0171-387 0077).
CHELSEA MANOR Studios, in Flood Street, London SW3, is an original Victorian purpose-built block of artists' studios, near the King's Road. Number 10, on the second floor, has just been refurbished and has a 21ft by 19ft studio/reception room, facing north for the best light, a separate galleried bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen. There's 45 years left to run on the lease which is being sold through Egerton for pounds 275,000. Call 0171-584 7020.Reuse content