137-year-old Swiss chalet on the banks of the Thames goes on sale

A 137-year-old Swiss chalet overlooking the river Thames is again available on the market for £2.85million –  an enormous £4.65million lower than in 2016.

From the surface it seems to be like a unusual old school property, however inside it’s an final luxurious house with a heated indoor seaside, gold-covered lavatory and £500,000 kitchen.

In 2016, the chalet in East Molesey was available on the market for £7.5million plus £5.5million for the marina operation.

Now it’s up on the market for £2.85million with property brokers Savilles.

The 182-year-old Grade II listed Swiss chalet overlooking the river Thames is again available on the market for £2.85million – an enormous £4.65million lower than in 2016

From the outside it looks like a quirky old-fashioned property, but inside it¿s an ultimate luxury home with a heated indoor beach (pictured), gold-covered bathroom and £500,000 kitchen

From the surface it seems to be like a unusual old school property, however inside it’s an final luxurious house with a heated indoor seaside (pictured), gold-covered lavatory and £500,000 kitchen

In 2016 the chalet was on the market for £7.5million, plus £5.5million for the marina operation. Pictured: The property boasts an indoor beach

In 2016 the chalet was available on the market for £7.5million, plus £5.5million for the marina operation. Pictured: The property boasts an indoor seaside

The extravagant property is up for sale for £2.85million with estate agents Savilles

The extravagant property is up on the market for £2.85million with property brokers Savilles

The Chalet Estate on the River Thames, next to Hampton Court Palace, is ideal for a wealthy party animal. There is also a Swarovski crystal glass door between the dining area and kitchen

The Chalet Property on the River Thames, subsequent to Hampton Courtroom Palace, is good for a rich get together animal

The Chalet Property on the River Thames, subsequent to Hampton Courtroom Palace, is good for a rich get together animal. It was imported from Switzerland in 1882 and was as soon as a backyard function for an enormous home referred to as Riverholm.

It was used because the boathouse with Riverholm till 1996 – however had fallen into disrepair earlier than spatial architect Myck Djurberg purchased it in 2012 and bought permission to lift the constructing off the flood plain in 2014. 

Wanting round his five-floor get together palace, one of many stand-out options is the 70ft man-made seaside with 40 tonnes of sand that has underfloor heating to recreate the temperature of being on a sunny seaside.

The property has a state-of-the art kitchen that has five Gaggenau fridges. There is also a Swarovski crystal glass door between the dining area and kitchen

The property has a state-of-the artwork kitchen that has 5 Gaggenau fridges. There’s additionally a Swarovski crystal glass door between the eating space and kitchen

It was imported from Switzerland in 1882 and was once a garden feature for a huge house called Riverholm. Pictured: The house's library

It was imported from Switzerland in 1882 and was as soon as a backyard function for an enormous home referred to as Riverholm. Pictured: The home’s library

The bathroom has two £9,000 copper baths and £18,000 basins made in Italy with marble and 24-karat gold leaf

 The lavatory has two £9,000 copper baths and £18,000 basins made in Italy with marble and 24-karat gold leaf

Get that summer feeling: One of the five-floor party palace's stand out features is the 70ft man-made beach

Get that summer time feeling: One of many five-floor get together palace’s stand out options is the 70ft man-made seaside

The 8,000 sq ft property options 4 bedrooms – one among which has a complete flooring to itself – and is surrounded by acres of protected parkland. It additionally has a state-of-the artwork kitchen that has 5 Gaggenau fridges.

The lavatory has two £9,000 copper baths and £18,000 basins made in Italy with marble and 24-karat gold leaf. 

The home, which is a brief stroll from the Palace, additionally has greater than 600ft of mooring for as much as 25 boats and parking for round 20 automobiles – which would offer alternatives for personal events and in addition commercially.

Inside is a lush oriental backyard with a grated steel flooring with a Koi carp pond beneath.

A bridge means that you can see all the way down to the seaside get together room with a bar, pool desk, wine cellar for 1,600 bottles and a stage space.

Spatial architect Myck Djurberg bought it in 2012. He said: 'From the bathroom you get the most beautiful view out but no one can see in'

Spatial architect Myck Djurberg purchased it in 2012. He mentioned: ‘From the toilet you get essentially the most lovely view out however nobody can see in’

Mr Djurberg got permission to raise the building off the flood plain in 2014

Mr Djurberg bought permission to lift the constructing off the flood plain in 2014

Behind the bar is a secret door to a cinema room and there may be an outdated submarine door that results in the spa advanced with a fitness center, sauna, steam room and pool.

Within the eating room there may be an £80,000 desk, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, that seats 18 folks, with designer leather-based chairs. There is also a Swarovski crystal glass door between the eating space and kitchen.

The room is adorned with 4 unique Battle of Waterloo cannons purchased at public sale for £7,000 every and lampshades produced from £4,000 vintage Indian saris.

Two of the visitor bedrooms are designed round a Japanese theme, with ‘pod’ model beds which have a therapeutic massage system in them and a inbuilt TV and laptop. The home has a encompass sound system working by way of it.

The house, which is a short walk from Hampton Court Palace, also has more than 600ft of mooring for up to 25 boats and parking for around 20 cars

The home, which is a brief stroll from Hampton Courtroom Palace, additionally has greater than 600ft of mooring for as much as 25 boats and parking for round 20 automobiles

Sleeping quarters: The current owner spent £4.7million completely overhauling the unusual home next to the Thames

Sleeping quarters: The present proprietor spent £4.7million fully overhauling the bizarre house subsequent to the Thames

There was a narrative that the land the chalet was constructed on was bequeathed by the Prince of Wales – later Edward VII – in fee for a playing debt, however these with data of the property say this appears unlikely. 

Nevertheless, by 1909 it was referred to as O’Hagan’s Boathouse, and Edward had a Lord-in-Ready referred to as Maurice Herbert Towneley-O’Hagan, third Baron O’Hagan – so it’s attainable that the legend is at the very least partly true.

It’s also believed that Baron O’Hagan was imitating the Swiss chalet constructed as a playhouse at Osborne Home in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight for Victoria and Albert’s kids in 1854.

The bridge allows you to see down to the beach party room which has a bar, pool table and a wine cellar for 1,600 bottles

The bridge means that you can see all the way down to the seaside get together room which has a bar, pool desk and a wine cellar for 1,600 bottles

Two of the guest bedrooms are designed around a Japanese theme, with 'pod' style beds which have a massage system in them and a built in TV and computer

Two of the visitor bedrooms are designed round a Japanese theme, with ‘pod’ model beds which have a therapeutic massage system in them and a inbuilt TV and laptop

In the dining room there is an £80,000 table, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, that seats 18 people, with designer leather chairs

Within the eating room there may be an £80,000 desk, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, that seats 18 folks, with designer leather-based chairs

Mr Djurberg mentioned: ‘The within of the constructing appeared like council flats after I purchased it, it was a complete conflict zone. I am not what you’d name an bizarre architect and I needed to protect this particular constructing.

‘I consider myself because the custodian of this masterpiece. It is an 1880s constructing and was a home for entertaining. It is a actually beautiful property nevertheless it took me 4 years to renovate it. This constructing is a type of actual one-offs.

‘I needed to retain that sense of an entertaining home. It is excellent for giant events – we had 120 folks right here final week. It is bought 360-degree views of the river and the park so I needed to replicate how particular it’s inside and create one thing lavish. I made a decision to make it as grand as attainable.

‘The kitchen value £500,000 alone, the gold basins in the main bedroom en suite had been £18,000 every and the baths £9,000 every. From the toilet you get essentially the most lovely view out however nobody can see in. I designed the mattress in the main bedroom myself and the Japanese wallpaper is £900 for Four metres.

‘The eating room desk value £80,000 and has Swarovski crystals all through it. In complete I’ve spent £3.3million on the constructing itself and one other £1.4million on the grounds, however I simply needed to do it justice. I do not assume it will likely be for folks to stay in on a regular basis, it will be for somebody to point out off and have events.’

Extraordinary cost: Mr Djurberg spent £3.3million on the building itself and another £1.4million on the grounds

Extraordinary value: Mr Djurberg spent £3.3million on the constructing itself and one other £1.4million on the grounds