Leafy London Mansion Comes With Arts and Crafts Charm—and a Bomb Shelter – Mansion Global

An Arts and Crafts home in London’s leafy and moneyed Hampstead neighborhood with an unusual amenity is asking £16.875 million (US$22.5 million). 

The single-family home boasts a WWII Anderson bomb shelter in the garden, according to estate agency Savills, which listed the home …….

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An Arts and Crafts home in London’s leafy and moneyed Hampstead neighborhood with an unusual amenity is asking £16.875 million (US$22.5 million). 

The single-family home boasts a WWII Anderson bomb shelter in the garden, according to estate agency Savills, which listed the home this week alongside brokerage Knight Frank. 


Made from six corrugated metal sheets bolted together at the top with steel plates at either end, Anderson shelters were designed to be small, cheap and buildable in gardens to offer protection against air raids during the war. 

More than 1 million Anderson shelters were distributed across the U.K. in the lead-up to WWII across areas expected to be bombed, and during the war another 2.1 million were built. 

Significantly larger than the garden shed-sized shelter is the main home, a five-story residence that was designed by the renowned architect and designer Charles Voysey, who’s considered one of the founders of the English Arts and Crafts movement.

The house is a “sensational property of a size and scale rarely found so close to the village,” listing agent Peter Brookes of Savills, said in a statement, referring to the center of the neighborhood.


Savills

Spanning close to 14,000 square feet, the nine-bedroom property combines its historic pedigree—including period features, wood-paneled rooms, restored Arts and Crafts fireplaces and a heritage staircase—with modern features. They include a cinema room, a swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and two car charging points—an amenity that is increasingly prevalent. 

The number of homes on the U.K. market that tout electric car charging points either on the premises or very close by has surged a whopping 541% in the past year, according to a recent report from property portal Rightmove.

Mansion Global couldn’t determine the owner of the home, which last sold for £8.25 million in 2010, according to property records. 


Source: https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/leafy-london-mansion-comes-with-arts-and-crafts-charmand-a-bomb-shelter-01636662018

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