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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kemnal Road, Chislehurst

Offers in Region of £3,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning contemporary home
  • Sliding glass roof
  • Wonderful entertaining areas
  • EPC Rating: D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Full Description £3,000,000

In 1951 as the Cold War intensified, the government decided it would be prudent to build secret bunkers from where its officials could run the country in the event of a nuclear attack.

The residents of Chislehurst were intrigued to find out what the deep excavations and thick concrete walls would contain in the wooded grounds of Kemnal Road but utmost secrecy had to be maintained. It soon became known however, that this was a nuclear bunker and so it came to pass that the first incarnation of this unique building came into being. This Regional Control Centre was one of four in the London group and was fully equipped with showers, food, water and fuel stores. There was a map room, dormitory and diesel generators which powered the electrical, communication and air filtration systems. Nothing was left to chance. However, its usefulness was short lived and it wasn't long before the Chislehurst bunker was abandoned and replaced.

After suffering years of neglect the site was bought in 1998 with the intention of converting it into a contemporary luxury home. Two years of reinvention and reconstruction commenced with windows and doors carved out of the formidable concrete walls, a central swimming pool was built with all the living accommodation around it and an atrium style opening glass roof above from which The Glass House obtained its name. The latest features in intelligent design were installed including an array of switches which control the lights, curtains, and windows as well as a structured wiring and audio system.

More recently triple garaging and a games room/au pair's suite was built under the sizable lawn. Walking round The Glass House one has to marvel at the foresight and vision of the architects and builders in turning a grey, austere and purely functional building into a fabulous luxury home to be proud of. 

Entrance Lobby  

Cloakroom  

Reception Area incorporating  

Swimming Pool 25'3 x 13'2  

Drawing Room 30'10 x 17'9  

Dining Room 16'9 x 15'5  

Kitchen 16'9 x 13'3  

Master Suite 30'10 x 17'9  

Ensuite Bathroom  

Utility Room  

Bedroom 2 15'8 x 13'3  

Bedroom 3 12'6 x 11'6  

Bedroom 4/Study 13'5 x 12'6  

Bedroom 5 12'6 x 9'  

Bathroom  

Shower Room  

First Floor  

Roof Reception Area 59'1 x 26'7  

Outside  

Garage/Store Annex  

Garage 32'9 x 20'11  

Games Room/Lounge 21'8 x 18'4  

Store/Bedroom 16'4 x 11'6  

Shower Room  

Garden 154'2 max x 49'3 max  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • New Eltham (1.3 mi)
  • Chislehurst (1.3 mi)
  • Elmstead Woods (1.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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jdm, Chislehurst

41 High Street Chislehurst BR7 5AE

020 8012 2398 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

jdm, Chislehurst

41 High Street Chislehurst BR7 5AE

020 8012 2398 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • New Eltham (1.3 mi)
  • Chislehurst (1.3 mi)
  • Elmstead Woods (1.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

jdm, Chislehurst

41 High Street Chislehurst BR7 5AE

020 8012 2398 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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