London’s skyline is iconic throughout the world, and this penthouse in central London boasts a knock-your-socks-off bird’s eye view of it all, including the London Eye, The Palace of Westminster, The Shard, The Cheesegrater, The South Bank, The City, and more.
With jaw-dropping views like that, it’s understandable that the owners of this penthouse in the Atria building have kept the interiors somewhat simple. Still, the flat is almost as breathtaking as the views, with top-end finishes, several jewel-toned furniture pieces and a quirky collection of artworks. Plus, at 4,372 square feet, with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, it’s enormous. Of course, as a posh pad with a sickening view in one of the world’s most expensive cities, the next owner will have to pay top whack for all this, about $17.5 million. The flat is listed by Guy Bradshaw at Sotheby’s International Realty.
Accessed directly via an elevator to a private foyer, guests then walk down a long gallery to the great room, which stretches over 40 feet long with the ultimate postcard-ready view of London’s skyline. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels allow the the room to spill out to a gigantic private terrace to enjoy the sunshine or to take in glitzy evening views of the city. The sights of the working river are still, after hundreds of years, astounding.
Off the great room is a sleek marble kitchen with a large island, and behind that is a large pantry. The kitchen can be closed off for a more formal dinner with pocket doors, if desired. There is also a TV/media room combined with a home office. Three guest bedrooms, none of the particularly big but all with en-suite baths, and a powder room open off the foyer and entrance gallery. Up a flight of stairs is the incredibly spacious master suite, with its own terrace, plenty of closet space in a wardrobe-lined dressing area, and a fab modern bathroom sheathed in lightly veined white marble.
Besides the space and the views, the penthouse benefits from the number one rule of real estate: location, location, location. Everything is within a short tube ride away. Enjoy the South Bank, Covent Garden, and the new Old War Office, which will boast over nine restaurants when it opens this winter. St James and Mayfair are also within easy reach and the elegant Corinthia Hotel is next door. Like to stroll by the river? It’s at your doorstep and Victoria Embankment Gardens is a short walk away.
Epic views, tons of space, ridiculously handy location? This flat is an absolute winner. Now please excuse us while we watch the London Eye rotate.