Luxury home has a periscope in the living room so you can look at the ocean

When it comes to property, sea views are a premium.

We all love to watch the ocean, and being able to sea the waves rolling in from the comfort of your home is a total luxury.

Which is why this luxury home has installed the perfect hidden feature to make sure you can get the perfect sea view – even when you’re not near the windows.

The four-bed house in Old Portsmouth, Hants, has a working periscope in the living room.

The naval-themed pad – which is on the market for a cool £2.5million – also boasts a swimming pool in the basement, heated garage for displaying classic cars, and a lift taking you between the four floors.

The periscope was recovered from a Royal Navy X-Class Submarine which was used in World War Two.


It allows prospective buyers to enjoy the stunning vistas overlooking the Solent, trendy Gun Wharf and the Spinnaker Tower.

The home – aptly named Periscope House – also has four bathrooms, a roof terrace and balconies plus a courtyard garden.

Inside, you’ll fine bespoke fittings in the kitchen, oak floors and underfloor heating.

The online listing reads: ‘Periscope House is an exceptional luxury property.


‘Set in one of Portsmouth’s most exclusive locations on the cobbled streets of Spice Island in historic Old Portsmouth.

Overlooking the harbour with all its inherent maritime history. This unique property is built from steel and timber and offers four bedrooms on four levels of stylishly appointed accommodation.’

The reception rooms are light and and feature carved 18th Century internal door frames and an Italian designed Snaidero Acropolis concentric kitchen.


‘With Baulthup extra large sink, Gaggenau cooker and steam oven, in addition to Miele appliances,’ the listing continues.

‘The property also features underfloor heating, a basement aquatic fitness and hydrotherapy pool.’

The reception hall also has a glass floor section, looking down into the basement pool – which gives a real submarine feel to the place.

From the reception hall there is also access on to a courtyard garden, an annexe that can be used as guest suite – as it has an en suite shower room and a secure separate entrance.


‘There is one double bedroom on the first floor and a shower room with separate WC, while the second floor features a generous principal bedroom suite with a large, lavish en suite bathroom, showcasing a freestanding copper bathtub, with skylight above, and a walk-in shower,’ reads the listing.

‘There is also a double bedroom and en suite bathroom on the second floor. An elevator provides wheelchair friendly access to all floors, including the basement.

‘Situated within the heart of the historical conservation area of Old Portsmouth, West Street is a cobbled lane adjacent to the sea wall.

‘A short distance away is The Still & West public house, steeped in history and a popular haunt with outdoor seating overlooking the harbour, this is just one of the many bars and restaurants in close proximity to the property.’

So seafaring buyers should move quickly if they want to snap up this aquatic gem.

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