Ever dream of owning your own island? Well, your fantasy could become a reality -- with a hefty price tag, of course.
At 5.5 acres, the Sonning Eye is the largest private island on the River Thames. And according to The Wall Street Journal the property's allure is its seclusion.
But its geographic appeal isn't the only wow-factor. Standing at 8,948 square feet, the house itself is a spectacular piece of real estate, boasting 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 6 reception rooms. Found on the skeletal structure of a 17th century English manse, the property has been restored and updated to accommodate 21st century technology in the form of 14 security cameras, a personal gym and (sigh) a spa complex.
It goes without saying that the home's historical roots working in full harmony with today's luxuries is more than enough to blow us away. Now if we only had $11.7 million to spare...
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