Water-Softening Plant With Concrete Beds Asks $2M+

In typically understated British fashion, the listing describes this Kentish home — created from two towers of a former water-softening plant, with amenities that include “hand-crafted concrete beds and baths” — as “highly individual.”

It’s asking 1.5 million pounds, or more than $2 million at current exchange rates.

The home’s four levels are linked by spiral staircases, with six bedrooms and six “bath/shwer rooms” — the master suite occupying the full top floor. There’s a heated rooftop pool as well as a “gym suite” with a sauna and plunge pool. The property surrounding the home encompasses 8 acres of lawns and pastures.

The Lime Works, as the property is known, was built in the 1930s and served as a water-softening plant until 1942; the current owners acquired it in 2005 and “sympathetically converted, restored and refurbished the building,” the listing says. They’re still working on it.

They intend to nearly complete the home but leave about 10 percent of the work to let the buyer specify the finishing touches.

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