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A tower in London

By Joe Phelan

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London is home to countless exceptional properties, but few – if any – are as eye-catching or ambitious as this stunning water tower conversion in Kennington, south London.

Spanning eight storeys and containing five bedrooms, a fully-fitted first floor gym, a lift, the largest set of sliding doors in Europe and an expansive terrace, it is undoubtedly one of the most impressive homes in the Capital.

The property's story is all the more remarkable when taking into account that the building was derelict and abandoned until 2010, when a savvy property developer spotted it and realised its potential.

So impressive and elaborate were the developer’s plans that Grand Designs, Channel 4’s hit show dedicated to showcasing the most progressive architectural projects around the world, featured the property on its 100th episode.

When the original iteration of the water tower was completed in 1867 it was the tallest building in London, and though it no longer holds that title, it is tall enough to be able to boast a window-flanked reception room that affords astonishing, almost unrivalled 360-degree views of the city.

With its elegant combination of Venetian Gothic inspired brickwork and brilliant use of glass, it is unquestionably one of the most sublime properties currently on the market.

Listed at £2,750,000, this is the perfect opportunity to own a unique piece of London history.

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