Property of the week: Eccentric carnival themed house with own bowling alley

June 14, 2019

 

This week’s property is truly the definition of one of a kind, with its wacky carnival vibe and Turkish inspired design it features its very own bowling alley, which was previously owned by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

 

The building was used as a public bath in the late 1800s. (Via DailyMail)
The building was used as a public bath in the late 1800s. (Via Daily Mail)

 

Originally built in 1871, this building has rich history. It was previously used as a Victorian Turkish bathhouse; school swimming house and a glass factory. The property was then left derelict for 20 years before the current owners purchased it in 2013 and began its impressive transformation.

 

St Leonard-on-sea
Front view of the property (Via Platform Property)

 

Located in St Leonard-on-sea, this four-bedroom property has incredible distant views of the ocean. The nearest mainline train station is St Leonard’s Warrior Square providing a direct link to central London.

 

Mezzanine
Mezzanine accessed through a spiral staircase in the kitchen (Via Platform Property)

 

The main attraction of this property is the open plan living area/ kitchen. It is evident that intricate planning and design has gone into offering distinct entertaining and relaxing areas.

 

Bowling Alley
Bowling alley located in the main living space (Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail)

 

The carnival theme is rife in this space, featuring a large clown head decorating the bowling alley, large letters spelling out carnival framing the door and quirky wall art.

 

Carnival letters framing entrance
Entrance of the open living space (Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail)

 

Speaking about the current owners, Tom Gilbert, managing director at Platform Property said: “The vendor used to work in a fairground when he was younger so he’s kind of reimagined his youth. They’ve spent serious sums of money converting the property its been refurbished from top to bottom.”

 

Lockers in kitchen
Kitchen area with integrated dishwasher (Via Platform Property)

 

The open planned kitchen features large American style storage lockers and elegant concrete worktops.

 

Turkish design bathroom
Turkish inspired bathroom located on the ground floor (Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail)

 

Two double bedrooms are also located on the ground floor. One of the bedrooms makes for a perfect guest room with an ensuite bathroom decorated with Turkish inspired design complete with his and her sinks and a freestanding handmade nickel bathtub.

 

Master Bedroom
Velux windows offering sea views in the master bedroom (Via Platform Property)

 

On the first floor stained glassed double doors lead to the striking master bedroom with uncovered wooden floors. The room houses a king-sized bed and a gold coloured freestanding bath. Concealed behind the bed is a walk in shower, toilet and sink.

 

Cinema room
Stone steps lead to the Cinema room (Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail)

 

Down in the basement level, there is a cinema room with a custom made sofa seating at least six people. This area can also be used as a fourth bedroom. Additionally, this floor houses a utility room that provides a crawl through to a secret storage space located under the main living space.

 

Opened planned kitchen
Open planned kitchen with retro feel (Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail)

 

There is also an outside courtyard with custom-built benches providing a relaxing space to enjoy the sea views.

 

This property is on the market for  £1,500,000 via Platform Property!

 

Image credit Platform Property, Fine & Country/ Mercury Press via Daily Mail. 

 

 

Zynab Sandhu