Canal house over water in LondonTuesday, 10 April 2012 09:42
Where: Lisson Grove, London
What: Canal House
Price: £1.495 million
This week’s luxury property looks like something you would come across on the canals of a charming medieval town.
Yet the property known as the Canal House is set in the middle of London close to Regent’s Park.
While the beautiful property may not carry the usual price tag of out luxury property of the week it is the home’s uniqueness within the busy city of London which makes it a worthy feature.
The Canal House was built in 1906 as the home for the canal manager and is the only home in the entire city to be built over a canal tunnel.
The canal manager was responsible for calling up the coal barges on their way to the Lisson Grove Power Station which means this unique home also has an important historical significance.
In the property’s later life architect Douglas Stephen converted its interior to create the open plan living that is enjoyed by its occupants today.
The picturesque property is a charming juxtaposition against the surrounding modern homes.
It provides a lifestyle for the owner who can wake up each morning and enjoy a coffee overlooking the waters of the canal.
Inside, the home is easily maintained with high-polished floors and neutral colour palettes.
The main bedroom is spacious with an ensuite while there is a second bedroom and studio room overlooking the garden which could easily be converted.
The property comes with planning permission to extend or create a separate self contained unit with its own street entrance.
Both the kitchen and dining rooms have a lovely retro charm.
Large windows along with skylights make the most of the home’s excellent location and sunny disposition.
Two of the top areas of the home are the terrace and the garden which both provide beautiful private views of the canal and surrounding vegetation.
This property is a stunning piece of architecture located in the middle of the most unlikely city to have such an old canal gem.
It is being listed with Aston Chase for more details visit the website.