Periscope House, West Street, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire has just been listed with Fry & Kent at £2,500,000 (price correct on 28/7/21)
Nestled amongst the historic streets of Old Portsmouth this iconic home was designed by renown architect Andy Kerr in conjunction with the owner, who then quite literally scoured the world to find fittings that reflected not just a juxtaposition to the exterior design but created a comfortable stylish property including a kitchen designed by Pininfarina which featured in the Thunderbirds Film.
The house takes its name from a working Periscope salvaged from a Royal Navy X Craft Submarine the same type of which were used in WW2 against the Tirpitz. With over 4000 sq ft of living space overlooking Portsmouth Harbour Entrance this landmark home offers panoramic views across the Harbour Entrance Eastern Solent and Isle of Wight.
From the moment you walk in the front door to be confronted with Palladian columns imported from India framing the chrome and glass lift servicing all floors, you are drawn to the glass floor at your feet looking down into the pool and fitness suite. Above your head the glass floor of the lounge allows views up through the building to the Master Bedroom.
From the hall, a glass wall allows views of the integral garage with parking for two vehicles plus motorcycles floored with internal roller door allowing access to the Courtyard garden. Unusually the garage features 500 year old oak flooring imported from the Netherlands, a continuation of flooring that can be found throughout the property apart from the Fitness Suite.
The benefits of this property are numerous, intricate and exotically designed not just to impress but to be comfortable and practical to live with and whilst the amount of glass in the building allows outstanding views the building also maintains privacy via the use of balconies and carefully placed shrubbery.
For further details click here or contact Fry & Kent on 02392815221.