Waterfront home perched on 5ft stilts with own mooring for River Thames boat trips on market for £2.25m

A STUNNING home on the banks of the River Thames that is perched on 5ft stilts has gone on the market for £2.25m.

The Shack in the village of Wargrave, Berks was built four years ago to replace a 1930s house on the same site that was in a poor state of repair.

The Shack was built four years ago to replace a rundown 1930s property
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The new property has been described by Edward Welton, from estate agents Knight Frank as “very cool” and “uber contemporary”.

The high-tech home has a system that controls the underfloor heating, air conditioning, LED lighting and speakers and CCTV with infrared cameras and a remote door entry system.

The owners have even built in bat roosts on the walls of the new building for the bats from the old house.

The house has 2,078 sq ft of accommodation with an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and snug, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The property boasts a large open plan living area
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It also comes with access to the River Thames courtesy of a mooring on the backwater
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The Shack comes with three generously sized bedrooms
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It also contains two modern bathrooms
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It also comes with a mooring on a backwater that gives the new owners direct access onto the river.

And it has grounds of about one-third of an acre and the raised terrace means owners can enjoy being outside even if the river floods.

Edward Welton continued: “The house is on mains gas but the air conditioning system is done through an air source heat pump.

“It’s very high tech with a control 4 integrated system with audio, TV, satellite, internet and security, it’s got everything.

The kitchen has been tastefully designed with modern fittings
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The spiral staircase is just one of the house’s many statement features
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The property is built on stilts to protect it from flooding
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It comes with a covered raised terrace so owners can enjoy the outside space no matter the weather
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Large windows give the property a light and airy feel
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The open plan living area has been described as “uber contemporary”
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“You can’t see the speakers and it has all been really coolly designed.

“It’s in a beautiful, peaceful spot with direct water access. It’s on a little backwater.

“It takes about a minute to walk to the end of your garden, down some little steps and then you can get in your boat and paddle off onto the Thames.

“You could probably keep a small motorboat there if you didn’t want a row boat but there isn’t enough space for a big boat.

The high-tech home has a system that controls the underfloor heating
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The house comes with CCTV and infrared cameras as well as a remote door entry system to ensure security
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The estate agents believe The Shack would make a great get away from London house
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The size of the house makes it the ideal space for entertaining
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“The house is raised off the ground on stilts for flood defences, if you want a house on the river that’s what you have to have now.

“The ground last flooded in 2014 and the house was well clear of that, and that was the worst it had been for 100 years.

“Even then a 4×4 could get through it, so you might need a Land Rover as well if you want to buy this property.

“But it’s the perfect property for a professional couple that want to be by the water, it has good links into the city.

“It would be a great second home – a party house or a get away from London house.”


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