- Outstanding Landmark Home
- Extensive Views of The Solent & Harbour
- Balconies, Roof Terrace & Courtyard Garden
- Aquatic Fitness & Hydrotherapy Pool
- Integral Garage & Small Boat Park
- Over 4,000 sq.ft of Accommodation
- Internal Lift Service to All Floors
- Viewing By Application Only
Periscope House is a uniquely fascinating home located on the cobbled streets of Spice Island in the conservation city of Old Portsmouth, a small peninsular steeped in history on the edge of Portsmouth Harbour. Occupying a bold corner plot, this German, steel and timber residence features eclectic styling throughout, ranging from the 500-year-old imported Oak floors and carved 18th Century internal door frames to the Pininfarina Italian designed Snaidero Acropolis concentric kitchen which featured in the Thunderbirds film.
At over 4,000 sq.ft (385 sq.m) spanning four floors, the contemporary open plan layout features an imposing 31ft reception hall with lift to all floors, a steel spiral staircase and a glass floor overlooking the aquatic fitness and hydrotherapy pool on the lower ground floor. Either side of the reception there is a dividing glass screen and doorway to the double garage, doorway to the utility room and door to the annex which features a double bedroom with en-suite shower and an external door from Bath Square. The garage also has an additional roller door to the rear courtyard enabling further storage for a dingy or water sports equipment. With 2-storey high floor to ceiling windows from the main living area which also features a periscope salvaged from a Royal Navy X-Craft Submarine, the first floor enjoys fine southerly views over the harbour entrance and The Solent while the futuristic kitchen complete with integrated appliances has access to one of the two balconies. There is also another double bedroom with en-suite shower on this floor. The impressive master bedroom also provides fine sea views and benefits from sliding patio doors to the main roof terrace with Chelsea ‘easy grain’ artificial lawn. The hint of Eastern styling through double doors leads to a stunning 18ft x 17ft en-suite bathroom complete with free standing copper bath and separate shower cubicle while access onto the second balcony will be found via the fourth bedroom which also has its own en-suite bathroom.
Periscope House is a truly lifestyle home with the benefits of waterside living in a very fashionable location within a stroll of several hostelries, cafes and restaurants as well as only a short walk to the marina complex of Gunwharf Quays hosting many designer shops, top quality restaurants and leisure facilities including a casino and multi-screen cinema. Boat moorings and dry stack will also be found within a few hundred yards. Without doubt, this is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a very individual home in a fabulous coastal location.