Duplex Penthouse Apartment in a Stylish London Development

Location: King’s Cross, London

Price: £7.5 million (US$9.3 million)

This duplex penthouse sits on top of one of the three original cast-iron gasholder guide frames that date to the 1860s.

The development, called Gasholders London, “is an architectural gem,” listing agent Martin Bikhit said. “It’s one-of-a-kind in terms of the look and feel of it—it’s very James Bond-esque.”

“It’s the curvature of the buildings that makes them stand out,” he said. “It’s not your standard square boxes.”

Construction has wrapped up and residents have begun moving in. “We’re about 65% sold,” he said.

The pie-shaped apartments are spread across three interlocking and circular buildings, called Gasholder 10, 11 and 12.

There are nine penthouses in the development, situated in Gasholders 10 and 11 and ranging in price from £7.25 million  to £7.85 million, Mr. Bikhit said. 

Unit 10-82 is on the seventh and eighth floors of Gasholder 10 and includes a private rooftop terrace. The interior was designed by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic. 

“It’s very light, very bright,” Mr. Bikhit said. Design features include marble worktops, polished brass accents, solid oak flooring and Gaggenau appliances. 

“This penthouse is being sold finished,” he said. The furniture is available separately.

The others are “essentially a shell finish,” Mr. Bikhit said, and buyers can create their own flexible layout.

“You can see virtually every landmark in London,” he said.

The 2,519-square-foot penthouse has three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. There is also 1,270 square feet of terrace space.

Building amenities include 24-hour concierge service, a gym, and a spa with a hydro pool, steam room and sauna. The entertainment suite has a 14-seat screening room and private dining rooms with catering facilities.

The formerly derelict King’s Cross area “is now a fantastic area,” Mr. Bikhit said. “It has become the U.K. tech hub.”

“The entire site has been redeveloped into a mix of residential, offices and retail,” he said. “There is a master plan for the whole thing.”

The development is “probably 80% completed,” he said.

Article Source: Mansion Global