Private Island in the Thames for Sale

Design News 06.26.13

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Sonning Eye, the largest private island in the Thames River, is for sale for $11.7 million. The 5.5-acre island about 40 miles west of London includes a restored 17th century mansion with 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 6 reception rooms. 21st century upgrades include security cameras, a gym, and a spa complex.

In other news, a couple plans to live for three months solely on Bitcoin, and check out mix and match modular seating for public spaces. See the headlines after the jump.

 Private Island Home On The River Thames Is A Beautifully Restored 17th Century Mansion | HuffPost Home
• Why This Couple Is Living For Three Months On Bitcoin Alone | Co.Exist
• A Handsome Modular Seating Solution That Can Fit Any Public Space | Co.Design

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