Just as the United Kingdom was exercising their right to vote, an $85 million (£65 million) penthouse exchanged hands to become the most expensive one sold in London for the year of 2019. While not the all-time record-holder, the property without a doubt came with a very hefty price tag.
The six-bedroom residence located at the Belgravia Gate on Grosvenor Crescent was nabbed by a still-unnamed millionaire from Hong Kong. The buyer is reportedly is in his mid-30s and paid an approximate £10 million just on stamp duty tax.
Spanning a spacious 9,800 square feet on two floors, the duplex boasts of having interiors designed by the New York-based architecture firm Thomas Juul-Hansen.
The new resident of the lavish pad will get to enjoy a master bedroom suite that spans the entire building’s depth.
Located on the penthouse’s upper floor, the area also notably includes His and Her en suite bathrooms as well as another master bathroom. There are also four more bedroom suites.
Downstairs, the pad boasts of having a spacious formal dining room that can seat 16 people, a separate family kitchen as well as a cocktail bar. Meanwhile, the main reception room opens up to more space outside in a rooftop terrace.
The ‘ultra-high-end’ Belgravia Gate is made up of a dozen prime private residences that can rival that of One Hyde Park’s.
The property was created from four Grade II-listed 19th-century townhouses that were built by Thomas Cundy III. The building remains a testament to its historical significance while its interiors have been designed to fit the 21st century.
Its extremely wealthy clients can also enjoy the many amenities that come with living at Belgravia Gate. There’s the spa that features impressive facilities like a more than 57-foot swimming pool complete with underwater walkways. There are also a sauna and a steam room.
And for the fitness conscious, they can take advantage of the building’s state-of-the-art gym that houses equipment for both strength and cardio training sessions made by the Italian manufacturer Technogym.
The current record-holder for being the most expensive flat in London is the penthouse at One Hyde Park. Its purchase even caused quite a stir back in 2014 primarily because of its price: $180 million (£140 million).
It’s worth noting though that the final amount seems to vary depending on the source with some saying that the actual price went up to the $237-million mark. The residential and retail complex in central London’s Knightsbridge area, which is considered to be one of the city’s two international retail centers.