A bizarre, eight-floor converted water tower in the middle of an ugly redevelopment of an Essex lunatic asylum remains on the market despite a price cut of £200,000
The Landmark Tower at Repton Park (formerly known as the London County Lunatic Asylum) in Essex is a property that will only appeal to someone truly eccentric. It has failed to sell despite a price cut from £1,250,000 to £1,050,000 and is currently on the market through Knightsbridge Estate Agents.
Featuring 2,834 square foot of accommodation over eight floors, this 170 foot tall Grade II listed Victorian water tower was converted in 2002 and now features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an L-shaped reception room and a dining kitchen on the top floor. A lift serves six out of eight of the levels.
Though the agents point out that this “very special property” is “steeped in history”, the development is best known for being haunted by former patients and the ugly housing that was built as part of its redevelopment by Crest Nicholson from 2001 onwards. Those with a fear of heights need not apply.
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