Grand Designs – Kennington Water Tower
Kennington Water Tower BEFORE Refurbishment & Much TLC
Photograph Courtesy of Stephen Richards
This impressive water tower in London is also the star of a landmark Grand Design – Episode 100.
Following a huge restoration effort, including an addition of a feature Annexe, the renovated Kennington Water Tower was placed for sale in 2012. Subsequently, like water vaour, it had a cool £2,000,000 distilled off of the original price.
Kennington Water Tower, Dryden Court, Renfrew Road, Kennington, London
The current position appears to be that the owners have taken the property off the market. This is not that unusual. Owners of property that doesn’t sell – in this case not helped by the horrendous Banking Crisis – often take their homes off-market for a while.
We have encountered this very phenomenon over the years. Our advice, and this is based on lucky experience leading to some cracking purchases in the “off-market” arena, is for readers who play at the financial level of this huge building, and also need to operate from the nation’s capital, might take a few moments to write a short note to the owners – Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce. Just invest in a 63p Royal Mail stamp. Then send a letter along the lines of…
Dear Mr Osborne & Mr Voce, Please forgive this unsolicited enquiry, but I read about your water tower home possibly being for sale from an article in the Unique Property Bulletin. There was a suggestion I drop you a courtesy note to see if you are selling this amazing building, and if so, might you be kind enough to send me sale details? Many thanks and kind regards …
Pop the aforementioned Royal Mail stamp and send to:
Mr Leigh Osborne and Mr Graham Voce, The Water Tower, Dryden Court, Renfrew Road, Kennington, London, SE11 4NH.
You might be pleasantly surprised at what can result. If you end up really lucky, and we know this does happen, either Leigh or Graham will reply, and you may find a deal to buy this iconic Grand Design can be made.
Kennington Water Tower – “The Cube” Extension
At the Grand Designs For Sale, we like to do more than just feature some of the eponymous television series buildings for sale or rent. Hopefully, along the way if we can help “nudge” folk in a direction that achieves their dream home, then it is a wonderful experience from this end of the website. Sort of a dating game on brick dust and steroids!
If you do write to Leigh and Graham perhaps you could let us know how you get on? Even if you don’t end up buying, there are many folk here who would appreciate a shared update on this monumental and amazing Grand Design. Thankyou.
Property description [when Kennington Water Tower was for sale -16th June 2013] …
Kennington Water Tower, London (c) 2013 Knight Frank
Possibly one of the top ten the premier conversions of the Grand Designs series. This is a very special episode of the Kevin McCloud television programme – the 100th edition.
The Kennington Water Tower has five bedrooms, plus “The Cube” addition – old and new side by side, and with some stunning style. It takes a little to get your head around what is where in this structure.
Thankfully A Private Lift Helps A Lot (c) 2013 Knight Frank
This truly unique home has lots of accommodation:-
2 Reception Rooms
London Location – With A Genuinely Exquisite 360 Degree Landscape View
Wonderful Interior Design – Keeps The Original Features (c) 2013 Knight Frank
Agency Narrative: Converted Water Tower for sale in Zone One. An incredible conversion of a listed Venetian style water tower encompassing 5 bedrooms, each with a different theme, two reception rooms, one with panoramic views of London and an eat-in, contemporary designed kitchen.
The tower has an extension, nick named The Cube which houses the kitchen and reception room, as well as providing roof space for a fabulous terrace with skyline views. The Prospect Room at the top of the tower, in what was the original water tank, is the crowning glory of this monumental conversion. First class attention to detail in the entire property has been carefully considered by Sue Timney the well known interior designer.
Premier Viewing Terrace – London Skyline (c) 2013 Knight Frank
The bathrooms, each with a personality of its own, have views and smart glass windows to switch between clear and opaque glass to ensure no view is unappreciated while privacy is retained when required. Excellent security, a gym, lift, cellar and a garage are added benefits.
The Panoramic City Views Are Mesmerising
The tower has an extension, nick named The Cube which houses the kitchen and reception room, as well as providing roof space for a fabulous terrace with skyline views.
Nice View Of The Cube Extension
The Prospect Room at the top of the tower, in what was the original water tank, is the crowning glory of this monumental conversion.
Location: Kennington Water Tower, Dryden Court, Renfrew Road, Kennington, London, SE11 4NH.
Guide: Price Reduction from
£6,500,000 to £4,750,000.
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PLEASE NOTE – The Kennington Water Tower has been taken off the market for a while. If this is something you would like to consider buying, please either write to the owners direct, or keep an eye out in future Grand Designs For Sale.website headlines on the front page. Alternatively, contact us [ Click Here ] so you can have a special email alert if and when the sale position changes.
Nice Slide Show Presentation…..
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Kennington Water Tower