What happened to the London water tower in Grand Designs?

What happened to the London water tower in Grand Designs?

The Grand Designs water tower in Kennington, that once supplied the workhouse that Charlie Chaplin lived in as a child, has finally been sold after the price was slashed from £3.6 million to £2.75 million — Homes and Property can exclusively reveal.

How much is the Grand Designs water tower worth?

According to the Evening Standard, estate agents Foxtons sold the property at around the new asking price of £2.75 million in June 2021. Whatever the result, the owners can be satisfied at having created one of South London’s most unforgettable homes.

How much is the tower house in London worth?

Valuation details. Garden Flat, Tower House, 29 is valued at £5,622,000, making it the 4th most expensive property in W14 8AB.

Does Jimmy Page still live in the tower house?

Jimmy Page currently lives in Deanery Garden, a home in Sonning, Berkshire. The house was designed and built by architect Edwin Lutyens at the turn of the 20th century, and the gardens were planted from Edwin’s designs by famous horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll.

Where is the cob house on Grand Designs?

East Devon
People are still talking about the stunning cob house from East Devon, first featured way back in 2011 on Channel 4’s ever-popular Grand Designs show. The ‘cob castle’ has been built by the ‘King Of Cob’ himself, builder Kevin McCabe from Ottery St Mary.

What happened to the water tower in Grand Designs?

The Grand Designs water tower, which Kevin McCloud referred to on TV as a monster, a beast, a crumbling giant, was built in 1877 and had been empty for decades, with gaps between bricks, trees inching their way through the walls, and hundreds of dead pigeons inside (plus the poo of many more, still alive).

Why is there a water tank in the Tower of London?

Built in 1903, the tower’s tank had a water capacity of 37,000 gallons and was filled from an artesian borehole in a neighbouring field. It was endowed to provide a clean water supply to the local area by Richard Smith, founder of Christ’s Hospital in Lincoln and his family’s coat of arms can still be seen in the building’s brickwork.

How big is the water tower in Potterhanworth?

However, once inside the 38ft by 16ft building reveals is has plenty of room to be converted into a spacious and comfortable home. One of less than a dozen converted Victorian water towers in Britain, this building in Potterhanworth, a village near Lincoln, was converted in 1996 after lying empty for nearly 20 years.

What makes this water tower conversion so special?

The water tower is local landmark, especially since its conversion was featured in a nailbiting episode of Grand Designs. The second reception room is inside the vast glass cube extension. The roof terrace provides plenty of space for the most lavish of summer parties. Porthole-style windows make for a romantic bedroom.