Basement Prices? Number 16 South End, Kensington
To the outside world, number 16 South End in Kensington is a fairly unassuming property. Step inside, however, and you’ll find a stunning, tech-savvy warren of elegant modernity that James Bond himself would surely be proud of. It won’t be long before the craze for underground excavation is banned in London. We say get in while you can.
Built over seven floors (three of which are underground), the five-bedroom house is full of surprises to please your inner gadget-fiend immensely. If the idea of an underground swimming pool that converts into a dance floor at the touch of a button does it for you, then look no further. The 60-person dance floor / pool comes alongside a pool deck with wet bar, a Jacuzzi, a glass sauna (of course!), a steam room, gym, and full changing room with shower.
Heading down into the media room, the property boasts a home cinema complete with a 3D projector and bar. Not bad. Back upstairs, an impressive Poggenpohl kitchen suddenly makes cooking look dreadfully appealing, and a most useful walk-in wine and cigar room promises to house your excessive collection of up to 1,600 bottles of wine and 3,100 cigars quite nicely.
The first of the two large reception rooms is on the ground floor and features a biofuel fireplace and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the generous garden. The second of the two is equally as large, and joins the kitchen on a lower level. On the top two floors, the five stylish bedrooms (all ensuite) have high ceilings, wooden floors and brilliant views.
As an added bonus, security of the property is absolutely top notch. Bullet-proof steel front doors help prevent any nasty goings on, and two separate CCTV systems keep a watchful eye over everything. An underground vault puts eight inches of steel between your most precious of valuables and the rest of the humanity, and two fully equipped panic rooms provide extra reassurance for those that might need it. On a final note, the double garage provides storage for your automobile babies with stacking for two cars.
The property is on the market at a cool £15,950,000, this incredibly unique property is being looked after by Knight Frank and is well worth looking into – don’t forget to invite us over for a few thousand cigars.