An authentic 19th Century Swiss chalet with a riverfront view which was shipped over to west London and rebuilt in 1882 is up for sale for £3.5million.
The unique Grade II-listed, four-bedroom estate in Richmond-upon-Thames has accommodation across five floors, a cinema room, picturesque gardens and a view of Bushy Park.
It is just a stone’s throw from the royal Hampton Court Palace – once a preferred residence of Henry VIII – and spans an acre of land.
The first floor includes a beautiful terrace overlooking the River Thames – and at one point in its history it even had an indoor beach.
MailOnline reported on the property in December, at which point is was for sale for £5million.
An authentic 19th Century Swiss chalet with a riverfront view shipped over to the UK and rebuilt
It is located just a stone’s throw from the royal Hampton Court Palace – once a preferred residence of Henry VIII
Just off the terrace on the first floor is a spacious dining room leading into a kitchen and breakfast room
The Chalet at Hampton Court was originally shipped over to the UK from Switzerland in 1882 for use as a boathouse.
But the property has since been converted into a unique family home with its own boathouse, yard and moorings for multiple boats.
Just off the terrace on the first floor is a spacious dining room leading into a kitchen and breakfast room.
On the ground floor of the property, the main drawing room is accompanied by a garden room, which is accessed via an internal bridge over the lower ground floor and gives access to the extensive riverside gardens.
An additional reception room can be found in the basement of the chalet – along with a cinema room.
Bedrooms are found on the third and fourth floors of the property, which has three bathrooms, and the main bedroom even has a balcony.
A timber bridge over a dry dock leads to landscaped gardens, further on from which is the river’s edge and the estate’s ‘finger pontoons’, which can be used to moor boats along the river.
MailOnline reported on the property in December, at which point is was for sale for £5million
The genuine ski chalet is more commonly found in the Alpine mountain range of Europe than the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames
One feature which has turned heads for its uniqueness and extravagance is a dark brown wood spiral staircase centered with an electric beam
As well as four bedrooms, the house boasts a significant number of bathrooms- four in total- including this old fashioned wooden one
The rustic décor continues throughout the house and into the large master bathroom which also boasts natural lighting and romantic ‘his & hers’ showers
The property, which has gone on the market for £3.5million, spans an acre of land
A balcony off the chalet, with incredible views over the river
The riverfront property is surrounded by amazing gardens – it spans an acre of land
The property has since been converted into a unique family home with its own boathouse and yard, with moorings for multiple boats
Steering away from clutter, this property is decorated in a minimalist style and features glossy black cabinets situated on an electric blue wall in a white-washed room, giving would-be-owners a fresh and open atmosphere to their cooking times
The homes complete with other luxuries that many potential buyers and homeowners could only dream of
While the eye-popping mansion has some brilliant qualities, it is the toilets that has everyone talking. The oak wood design paired with a window wall facing fields of trees could provides and the open tranquil environment that people are eager for
The chalet overlooks the picturesque Bushy Park, with Hampton Court Palace a short walk away
The estate boasts ‘finger pontoons’, which can be used to moor boats along the river
The home offer a breath-taking view of sunset landscapes across the country side as this sun-kissed room continues the rustic country theme
Two floating leisure docks also on the riverside require planning consent, which they do not currently have.
The house also used to have an unorthodox, heated ‘indoor beach’, which has since been removed.
Hampton Court Village is a mere half an hour away from the property and has a selection of bars, cafes, boutiques and restaurants, as does the larger Kingston upon Thames, which is 1.4 miles away.
The chalet also overlooks the picturesque Bushy Park, with Hampton Court Palace a short walk away.
It was formerly owned by millionaire houseboat tycoon Myck Djurberg.
The high-profile property is on the market now at a sale price of £3.5m, with UK Sotheby’s International Realty.