Property: Daydream Homes

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The Independent Online
PENGE, in south-east London, is more synonymous with suburban semis than dream homes, which makes the chapel in Waterman's Square seem all the more exotic. Set back in private grounds, it looks like the gatehouse to an Oxford college, with its vaulted arch, twin towers and crest. In fact, it was built as the chapel to a group of adjoining almshouses, but the entire square has now been converted into private houses. Inside, the chapel retains its two tower staircases and the huge beamed central room with a 40ft-high ceiling. The rest of the space has been converted into three bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom, and the chapel has its own 55ft private garden at the back. GA Properties in Crystal Palace (081-771 6211) are asking pounds 150,000 for the 115-year lease. (Photograph omitted)

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