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London home comes with its own (indoor) beach

London home comes with its own (indoor) beach

From the outside, the home looks like an innocent, Swiss chalet

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.

The Molesey home comes with its own indoor beach

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’.

It has been reconstructed by an 'eccentric' interior 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.

Some bedrooms feel downright royal

Besides its somewhat-tropical hideout, the home also features lavishly decorated sleeping chambers alongside futuristically modern bedrooms.

While others have a more futuristic vibe

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.

Molesey home golden bathroom

Downstairs, a large kitchen and dining room leave plenty of space to entertain guests, just as the sprawling outdoor area.

The large dining room is perfect for entertaining friends

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.

The property has more than 150 meters of 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.