Originally built after World War II as a War Room to protect North London from nuclear attack, the structure’s transformation into a residence has been difficult. To de-bunker the building, a theme of contrast was chosen. The solidity of the ground floor stands in contrast to the crystalline nature of the first floor of the property with its floor-to-ceiling perimeter glazing. The historic features from the original building, including massive doors with heavy steel plate ironmongery, are a reminder of the bunker’s intended use while sleek furnishings and design speak of modernity.
The house offers a very high standard of finishes and fixtures, immediately apparent on entering. Its effortless interior flow and composition provide seamless comfort and ease of living. The first-floor penthouse boasts an opulently proportioned main living accommodation with superb views on its countryside setting. The spacious open plan living and dining area are made more welcoming by the warm palette of materials. The master suite houses two separate dressing rooms and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The ground floor opens onto the cinema room, second kitchen, family room, study, wine store and sauna, alongside two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Following the staircase down to the bottom level leads to the indoor swimming pool complex. The skylights visible from the outside flood this area with natural, while the green wall of the sunken patio provides direct access to the garden and outdoor patio.