The steel beams and glass ceiling reveal the incredible history of the space (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
A luxury apartment that sits within a converted Grade-11 listed building that used to house Victorian municipal baths is up for sale at £1,050,000.
Sitting within the Balmoral Quay building on the seafront of Penarth, Wales, the property really is one of a kind.
The building originally served as a place for public bathing, standing in the town for the best part of a century.
The baths were initially created in 1885 for a cost of £7,500, with two pools pumping out salt water from under the pier.
They closed in the 1980s, and the building was turned into a pub restaurant, then, in 2005, was converted into four separate properties.
This apartment for sale is one of those four properties – and it’s stunning.
It still maintains a lot of original features, including the brickwork and windows of the original baths, as well as steel beams and a glass lantern roof for the ceiling.
The building was crafted back in 1885 (Picture: Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
But it’s been given quite the interior upgrade to take the flat to luxurious and modern standards.
Let’s start at the ground floor entrance hallway, which introduces us to tiled heated flooring that’s through the house.
Take the stairs and you’ll find the mezzanine gym area, with a balcony overlooking the spa.
After serving as public baths for a good part of a century, the space was shut down and turned into a pub and restaurant (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography
Then in 2005, the building was converted into four different properties, including this apartment (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography
That spa sits on the ground floor, but has views of that glorious glass lantern ceiling we mentioned. It also has a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, a shower area, and a bathroom.
The flat has been beautifully renovated (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
And yes, it has its own spa (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography (Credits: Gareth Blunt)
Complete with a sauna, naturally (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
The spa is joined by a gym space, so you’d really never need to leave the apartment (© Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
There are three bedrooms in total, complete with beautiful exposed brickwork and wooden flooring, and two bathrooms.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
Take a look at that exposed brick work (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
Dibs on this room (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
Then there’s the main living area, which has the original arched windows and more exposed brick work walls, as well as a log burner and stairs leading up to an upper mezzanine level.
In the same space sits a kitchen with all the fancy appliances you could ask for, including a Mielle washing machine, a dishwasher, a coffee machine, and a Liebherr wine chiller.
Here’s the kitchen, complete with a wine chiller (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
Spot the original arched windows (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
The main living area (icture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
Go up the stairs and you’ll reach the lounge space on the mezzanine level. This is currently used as a home office, which we think is a great shout.
Location-wise, the apartment offers a beachfront location, with the pier right on the doorstep and Penarth town centre a short walk away.
There’s an additional lounge space on the mezzanine level, which works as a great home office (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
If you’re the nature walk type, you’ll like the local cliff top walks along the coastline.
The property is now being sold through Martin & Co, Cardiff & Merthyr Tydfil, via OnTheMarket, with an asking price of £1,050,000.
Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, said: ‘This amazing conversion is certainly one of a kind.
‘We love how so many original features have been retained and are tastefully blended into the modern design of the renovation work.
It really is a very special place (Picture: © Gareth Blunt / South Wales Property Photography)
‘You can see so much history – the archways in the brickwork as well as the detailed patterned work in the ceiling give a flavour of how the property must have looked during its former life.’
Henry Mitchell, Director at Martin & Co Cardiff & Merthyr Tydfil said: ‘This apartment is unique with its history of being a Victorian municipal baths conversion.
‘The built-in-spa and original brickwork and windows ensures the property is in keeping with the history of the building but it still maintains a modern design. The open plan living, and large windows, bring in a lot of light, which really opens up the space.’
If you’re keen to put in an offer or find out more, you can do so through the OnTheMarket website. Invite us to the housewarming if you end up buying it, please.
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