A small, modest £850,000 London apartment above a Chinese take-out restaurant has its own POOL and SPA

An unassuming north London apartment above a Chinese takeaway has been put on the market for £850,000 and it comes with a hidden secret: a swimming pool and spa.

The two-bedroom apartment, on Hornsey Road at Archway, has a space of 1,271 square feet. It is marketed by Foxtons estate agent.

Its rooms, including bedrooms, kitchen and reception area, are spread over two floors.

The floor plan shows the open kitchen and reception areas, as well as the two bedrooms and the patio are on the ground floor.

Unpretentious: While this £850,000 two-bedroom apartment in London may look like an average property, a closer look inside holds a few surprises

Along with the amenities you might expect from a property, this apartment also includes this indoor pool (pictured) which is on the ground floor of the building

Along with the amenities you might expect from a property, this apartment also includes this indoor pool (pictured) which is on the ground floor of the building

One floor above the pool is the kitchen, which is located on the ground floor of the building and offers plenty of space and storage.

One floor above the pool is the kitchen, which is located on the ground floor of the building and offers plenty of space and storage.

Decking: the <a class=swimming pool is accessible by a spiral staircase, which leads to a small terrace, soundproofed by ornate white balustrades (photo)” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Decking: the swimming pool is accessible by a spiral staircase, which leads to a small terrace, soundproofed by ornate white balustrades (photo)

For £850,000 you can snag a two-bedroom property in north London - complete with its own swimming pool (pictured)

For £850,000 you can snag a two-bedroom property in north London – complete with its own swimming pool (pictured)

From the pool to the sofa: after a refreshing swim, the inhabitants of this house can stroll to the edge of the pool, currently dressed in large sofas

From the pool to the sofa: after a refreshing swim, the inhabitants of this house can stroll to the edge of the pool, currently dressed in large sofas

One floor below (the lower ground floor) houses the 6.75m x 5.8m swimming pool, sauna and steam room, another living area and a second kitchen.

In addition to neutral decor and high ceilings, the property has some extremely unexpected perks.

The home spa is accessed by a spiral staircase, which leads to a small terrace surrounded by ornate metal railings that are painted white.

Spotlights illuminate the basement, which looks bright thanks to the glossy white painted walls.

The swimming pool, which is in the basement, measures 6.75m x 5.8m according to the floor plan of the property

The swimming pool, which is in the basement, measures 6.75m x 5.8m according to the floor plan of the property

Bright: although it is located in the basement of the building, the pool area is bright thanks to spotlights and white painted walls

Bright: although it is located in the basement of the building, the pool area is bright thanks to spotlights and white painted walls

Space is used intelligently in the kitchen, so every square foot is maximized, with wall space used to hang utensils.

Space is used intelligently in the kitchen, so every square foot is maximized, with wall space used to hang utensils.

A living room, which is on the ground floor of the building, leads to the patio of the property

A living room, which is on the ground floor of the building, leads to the patio of the property

In addition to the indoor pool and sauna, anyone moving into the property will be able to soak up the sun on the outdoor terrace.

In addition to the indoor pool and sauna, anyone moving into the property will be able to soak up the sun on the outdoor terrace.

Another unexpected offering in the two-bedroom apartment is this sauna, with rustic wooden seating and wartime decor

Another unexpected offering in the two-bedroom apartment is this sauna, with rustic wooden seating and wartime decor

The Archway property features neutral decor throughout.  This shower room includes folding seats and a large shower head

The Archway property features neutral decor throughout. This shower room includes folding seats and a large shower head

Foxtons, the agent marketing the property, describes the bathroom decor (pictured) as

Foxtons, the agent marketing the property, describes the bathroom decor (pictured) as ‘modern’

Meanwhile, upstairs, the property benefits from an open plan reception and kitchen downstairs.

Foxtons describes the reception and kitchen in its listing as “trendy”, highlighting its “characteristic glass floor”.

The combined reception kitchen also has glass doors that take you out onto the long private patio, which can also be accessed from both bedrooms.

After a dip in the pool or a session in the sauna, the future owners of the house can relax in the reception area

After a dip in the pool or a session in the sauna, the future owners of the house can relax in the reception area

Space is also used intelligently in the bedrooms.  The master bedroom (pictured) offers built-in storage, with plenty of storage

Space is also used intelligently in the bedrooms. The master bedroom (pictured) offers built-in storage, with plenty of storage

Neutral: the master bedroom (pictured) also offers neutral decor, with wood-style flooring and pale painted walls

Neutral: the master bedroom (pictured) also offers neutral decor, with wood-style flooring and pale painted walls

The second bedroom features a similar style, with neutral white paint and skirting, as well as the same wooden flooring.

The second bedroom features a similar style, with neutral white paint and skirting, as well as the same wooden flooring.

Floor plan: The two-bed apartment is arranged over two floors - the ground floor and the basement of the building

Floor plan: The two-bed apartment is arranged over two floors – the ground floor and the basement of the building

The abode comprises a master double bedroom, which has a dressing room, a second bedroom and a modern bathroom.

This modern decor features gray rectangular tiling, wooden seats, which can fold up against the wall, and a large showerhead

Foxtons estate agents say the flat has recently been reduced and is currently listed at £850,000.

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