Post Industrial Masterpiece - Stannary Street, London, SE11
Guide Price £6,950,000
This simply staggering conversion of a former Bacon Factory is not only a post industrial masterpiece but perhaps the finest property for entertaining that we have ever listed.
The combination of world class luxury and factory chic, coupled with 5000 sqft of internal space, is truly unrivalled in our opinion, with the owner of this property having overseen a refurbishment without budget limitations.
The result is glorious and centres around a dramatic loft style main living space with epic proportions that stretch to over 58ft in length. The design is both imaginative and practical, down to the old service elevator now housing a larder for the kitchen. The kitchen and its flowing reception and living areas are flooded with natural light from both the classic front crittal windows and, count them, sixteen skylights. Contrast this with the TV/cinema room, which offers a relaxing finale to the endless space and light, which then leads on to the terrace, with its outdoor kitchen incorporating the mother of all BBQs and ample party space.
Continuing the party atmosphere after hours takes you down to the ground floor, where the current owner has, quite frankly, gone to town. Yes, we are talking about a 40ft private bar and games room. This is a fully stocked, fully functioning bar, the like of which you do not see in a private house; this is a gaming table, this is pool room and this is a bespoke 900 bottle wine cellar.
The ground floor is so flexible, depending on what makes you tick, but currently it also houses a large gym and sauna/spa with chill-out zone, a large storage area (personal gin distillery anyone?) and a large garage area incorporating two sunken car spaces that keep your classics safely stored underground.
Back to the main house and like all great loft style properties, the master bedroom is huge and self-indulgent, with a stunning contemporary shower room, huge dressing room (could be a third bedroom) and its own roof terrace. For practical purposes there is also a guest suite, huge utility room and masses of storage around the house.
The Bacon Factory is located in the heart of Kennington, a historic and friendly neighbourhood just a mile south of The Houses of Parliament. It is home to a wide variety of Londoners, from MPs and Lords to the creative crowd, who are drawn here for its interesting architecture and independent cafes and shops. Kennington Park is just 50m away and the emerging Nine Elms/Embassy Quarter is nearby. Transport links are excellent, whether you drive, cycle or use public transport.