Property of the Day: The Water Tower, Kennington, London

A nine-storey former water tower with views stretching to The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and The Shard

THE PROPERTY: This five-bedroom, four-bathroom house became a star of Grand Designs when it was completed in 2012. Dubbed the ‘gallery in the sky’ because if it’s large rooms and white walls – ideal for hanging modern art – it also has an impressive roof terrace, lift and gym.


THE LOCATION: The property is in an extremely central location, moments from both Elephant & Castle and Kennington underground stations.

THE INTERIORS: Originally built in 1867, the tower provided water to the Lambeth Workhouse, at one point home to Charlie Chaplin and his mother. While being the epitome of contemporary design, The Water Tower has maintained much of the original building including its handsome Victorian brick exterior and a lovely York stone staircase. A modern highlight is the a two-storey glass cube, now the kitchen and living area, which features the largest set of sliding doors in Europe.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The ninth-floor, which used to be the original water tank, has been converted into a reception room with 360-degree views over London.

BUY IT NOW: £3,600,000 with UK Sotheby’s International Realty




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