A magnificent Grade II listed unique riverside property.
Upon entering this unique listed property, which is understood to have been imported from Switzerland in 1882, you immediately step down to an area featuring a grated metal floor which sits atop a space originally designed to hold a pond for fish. An ornate bridge, with handrails designed in the shape of samurai swords, leads across to a seating area with marble flooring. Two guest cloakrooms can be found just off this seating area with industrial style automated doors. A staircase descends to the lower ground floor party room. Large sky lights provide natural light to this area. From here a smaller room, originally designed as a cinema room, can be found.
On the first floor is an impressive, Italian designed kitchen/breakfast room which boasts 5 Gaggenau fridges, 2 ovens and 2 microwave, grill and steam ovens. The kitchen opens onto a the triple aspect dining room with wonderful views of the River Thames and doors lead directly onto the large outdoor balcony, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen benefits from a staff entrance which can be accessed via a spiral staircase to the rear of the terrace. The second floor is accessed by a spiral staircase which leads into a more traditional library and study area. Off the library is the guest bedroom, again enjoying a triple aspect, which benefits from an en suite bathroom with roll top bath that can also be accessed from the library in Jack and Jill' fashion. Two further bedrooms can be found to the front of the property and both rooms have plumbing for en suite shower rooms. A useful laundry room completes the accommodation on this floor. The principal bedroom suite occupies the whole of the top floor and is accessed by a contemporary glass staircase. The spacious bedroom enjoys high vaulted wooden ceilings and Japanese style wallpaper. This room is flooded with natural light and a door provides direct access to a balcony with spectacular views along the River Thames. On the opposite side of the landing is the former en-suite and still retains plumbing to be returned to this use. This room enjoys an outlook over Bushy Park.
Externally The Chalet benefits from private mooring facilities* and a characterful Japanese style landscaped garden. The property is set behind secure gates and there is ample parking for a number of vehicles.
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A truly unique riverside home, steeped in history with unparalleled views of the Thames.Trevor RawlingsProperty agent