Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Real Estate & Property
London penthouse on sale for $10.5m

Leading prime London estate agency Rokstone is offering the former residence of fashion icon Daphne Guinness for sale at £6.95 million ($10.53 million).

The luxurious three-bedroom duplex penthouse in the UK capital is situated on King Street and provides “fantastic views across Covent Garden and the Piazza”. 

The apartment has been beautifully interior designed for Guinness herself, with extra touches added by the current owners.

Becky Fatemi, Managing Director of Rokstone, says:  “This exceptional penthouse has been designed for fashion icon Daphne Guinness, meaning that the buyer of this apartment will not only own a home in a desirable part of London but also live in exceptionally beautiful surroundings, both internally and externally.”

Becky adds: “Covent Garden is a vibrant place to live, with an array of high quality shops and restaurants a short stroll away. The current owners are from Asia, a nationality which is becoming increasingly interested in property in WC2 for both investment and a place to live, due to its proximity to cultural delights such as the Opera House and to be close to the river. 

“We have also received a surge of enquiries from Middle Easterners looking to move into the area. The property also comes with a separate parking space by negotiation, further adding to its appeal.”

Upon entering the 2,900-sq-ft penthouse, residents will appreciate the high ceilings and original detailing, which has been expertly blended with modern interior design to provide an opulent yet comfortable living space. The entrance floor offers a generous reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom and two generous bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms.

Leading upstairs, the owner of this home will not be disappointed, says Rokstone. Spanning the whole top floor, the master suite has been beautifully created to offer a lavish bedroom with high beam ceilings and bespoke finishes including an abundance of bespoke fitted wardrobes and an adjoining living room which can be closed off by two large sliding screens. 

The master bathroom has been created with beautiful black marble and luxurious bath and sink top with art deco style mirrored finishes. The unique shower room includes an integrated music system and fibre optic lighting, creating an ambient atmosphere. 

In addition, the rear of the property features a large sunny terrace with views of the BT Tower and beyond, offering the perfect place for summer parties or relaxing. 

The exterior façade is completed with red brick and Portland stone and dates back to 1877 and was designed by Henry Clutton. The building was originally occupied by a linen draper by the name of Boyd Burnet and Company. 

King Street has been home to a range of notable residents over the centuries. The adjoining building is the former home of Admiral Edward Russell, grandson of the fourth Earl of Bedford. Edward Russell played an important leading part in bringing William of Orange to England and was treasurer of the Navy and fleet in the French war in 1689-97.

Covent Garden is the ideal destination for those who want to live in a vibrant bustling part of central London. The purchaser of this home can appreciate the farmers markets, street performers and boutique shopping experience as well as a range of cultural delights at the nearby theatres, says Rokstone. 

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