If you ever dreamt of having your own indoor beach, this 3-bedroom home might just be what you’re looking for.
London’s property market has seen its fair share of slightly over-the-top trends, from full-blown wine cellars (with a spiral staircase leading down) to multi-storey super-basements housing pools, home cinemas and more.
But none of those have got anything on having your own, private beach – in Britain, of all places, which isn’t really seen as a hotspot for beach-worthy weather.
To overcome that issue, the owners just transferred their beach inside their historic five-floor house.
Sitting in acres of parkland, the Swiss Chalet – which as actually imported from Switzerland in 1882 – was restored to its original splendour by what the listing called a ‘passionate property designer’.
Boasting five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the former boathouse (yes, you read that correctly – it was part of a bigger estate) is all Swiss Alps-style charm on the outside and eccentric character on the inside.
Besides its somewhat-tropical hideout, the home also features lavishly decorated sleeping chambers alongside futuristically modern bedrooms.
True to the upscale location, just down the road from Hampton Court Palace, the main bathroom boasts golden tiles and other metallic features, conjuring up images of a royal palace.
Downstairs, a large kitchen and dining room leave plenty of space to entertain guests, just as the sprawling outdoor area.
The Chalet has, reportedly, seen a number of famous faces wander the hallways or socialize on the riverside – including Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin.
On the topic of riverside, the chalet of course also has its own mooring space.
Not just any space, though: on 185 meters, a maximum of 25 boats can be moored, while the driveway has space for up to 20 cars.
Available through Riverhomes, the price tag will be revealed to potential buyers on application.