Property: Three To View - Down at the gym

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A GYMNASIUM covering 800 square feet is to be installed in the basement of The Alpha Building, in Santley Street, London SW4, for the use of residents who buy apartments in the grade II listed, converted Victorian school. Loft-style apartments will be ready later this summer, with prices starting at pounds 80,000 for a studio up to pounds 260,000 for larger flats. In the grounds, the former kitchen block is being converted into five "upside-down" houses, so reception rooms will have vaulted ceilings. For details, call Knight Frank on 0171-730 9839.

PUMP IRON while admiring the view from the gym in Woodground, a large family house near Exeter. Standing in more than an acre of grounds bordered by a stream, with a tennis court and paddock, the house has five en-suite bedrooms, all wired for TV, plus a two-bedroom annexe with sitting room, bathroom and kitchen. The main house has a drawing room, breakfast/kitchen and conservatory. All for pounds 325,000, details from Fulfords on 01392 660007.

THIS GLASS-FRONTED house is one of a pair backing on to each other in chic Barnsbury, in north London. Approached via a gated arch to a landscaped terrace and timber-decked walkway, it comes with an outside room under the main terrace that the agents say would make a perfect gym, subject to consents. The three-storey, three-bedroom house has beech flooring throughout, a 36ft reception room with glass blocks in the ceiling, Phillipe Starck fittings and natural limestone bathroom floors. The main bedroom has a glass facade wall, etched for privacy. The guide price is pounds 695,000. Call Holden Matthews on 0171-226 1313.

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