With a bowling alley, cinema room and at least one clown, this unique former Turkish bathhouse is a world of fun
We've seen more than our fair share of unusual properties over the years, however, this eclectic home that's just hit the market is in a league of its own.
Found in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, this rather special Victorian home has been given quite the transformation. A stone's throw from the seafront, the building started off life as a Turkish bathhouse, before becoming a school swimming house and then a glass factory.
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Today, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, it’s a joyful circus-themed home that's perfect for a fun-loving family – plus a few clowns.
Bursting with playful features, an open-plan living/dining room sits at the heart of the home, and with timber flooring, exposed brickwork and stunning stained glass windows, it’s a wonderfully eye-catching space.
The impressive vaulted ceiling has plenty of windows which illuminate the vast space, while pendant lighting and a couple of dazzling chandeliers set the scene for a raucous carnival when the sun goes down.
Despite its open layout, the main living area is cleverly divided into separate spaces, with a full-length bowling alley running down one side, cosy seating areas in the center, a dining zone to the rear and a floating mezzanine level above.
Resplendent with industrial-style charm, the rustic kitchen features locker room-style storage cupboards, concrete worktops and a coconut shy sign. In one corner you'll even find a basketball arcade game.
Also on the ground floor, there's a family bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which has a feature wall of exposed brick with a large illuminated cross which certainly makes a statement! Distressed floorboard and quirky alcoves add to the characterful rustic aesthetic.
Vintage carnival signs are found throughout the quirky residence, alongside Turkish-inspired décor and tiling that references the property’s history. Next to the sinks in the opulent ensuite bathroom, you'll even find an original advert from the St Leonard’s Turkish baths.
Another triumph of this brilliantly bonkers abode is the master bedroom on the first floor, which has its own freestanding bath in the middle of the room. Hidden elsewhere there’s a walk-in shower, WC and basin, while Velux windows promise spectacular sea views from the comfort of your boudoir.
If all that wasn't enough, the home also has a funky cellar, a cool cinema room with a drop-down projector, an enormous sofa and access to a utility room, as well as an outside courtyard with ocean vistas.
A whimsical space where you can let your imagination run riot, this unique home is definitely one of a kind! Fancy owning your own mini carnival? It’s currently for sale on Rightmove for £1.5 million.
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