LATERAL LIVING: GET ON THE LEVEL
With exceptional outside space and generous lateral living space this immaculately designed penthouse offers an exclusive London lifestyle
A top-grade prestigious location, impeccable design and wonderfully expansive outdoor space with two terraces make this Knightsbridge penthouse in Pont Street stand-out from its many impressive neighbours. Refurbished throughout to the highest standard, the five-bedroom property stretches across three Grade II-listed houses providing a winning combination of lateral living and outdoor space in a contemporary and stylish newly created home.
“There are many details that give this penthouse the wow factor,” points out Harry Dawes, Partner and Office Head at Knight Frank Knightsbridge. “Perhaps most remarkable of all are the three inter-connected reception rooms with immediate access to a splendid outdoor terrace. To own a central London penthouse featuring 4 metre ceilings across all the principal rooms offering such exceptional volume and light is a rarity.”
Interior designers Kitesgrove are adept at creating indulgent and calm interiors and true to form they have employed the finest materials at this penthouse. Calacatta, Ruivina and Moon Rock marble are complimented by best-quality woods and Lutron lighting. Interiors lead seamlessly on to the terraces with super-sized windows and doors.
The completed result provides both elegant entertaining space where guests have an enthralling open-air London panorama and also a luxurious and comfortable family home. The principal bedroom suite is on a separate floor along with two further bedrooms: in all four bedrooms are ensuite.
“The penthouse will attract sophisticated buyers accustomed to the highest international standards,” says Mr Dawes. “At this price point buyers value outside space highly and the terraces are spectacular. The property is quiet with its own direct private lift access and security is enhanced by a full-time porter.”
From the penthouse there are views to Cadogan Square, one of the magnificent garden squares that form an important part of London’s heritage.
“Sloane Street, Pavilion Road and the area surrounding Pont Street is expertly managed by Cadogan Estates who have created a thriving and vibrant district, home to internationally-desired retail and restaurants,” concludes Mr Dawes. “Cadogan’s future plans, including widening pavements on Sloane Street and planting trees, are all designed to ensure it remains a highly desirable and elite part of London.”
EXPLORING… SLOANE SQUARE
It’s long been the destination for London’s well-heeled, but here’s perhaps what you didn’t know about SW3
Just at the mid-point of Sloane Street, which connects Knightsbridge with Sloane Square, sits Pont Street representing the kind of unassuming late-Victorian terraces that are the backbone of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. But while affluent postcodes can retain an aloofness in some districts, this enclave is well known for balancing its high-end destination retail and culture hotspots with areas that have a real sense of community. What’s more, its close proximity to Heathrow Airport, makes it a fantastic base for those working across the capital and internationally.
A HISTORICAL HOME
It may be a tourist hotspot, but it’s fair to say the neighbourhood is something of a cultural epicentre that is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Exhibition Road in South Ken is home to the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, while the Royal Albert Hall and its constantly changing programme of theatre, opera and musicals, is nearby. Off Sloane Square, the Saatchi and 88 Galleries, and The Royal Court Theatre and Cadogan Hall, are nearby. This is before you consider all the excellent drinks and dining options.
Sloane Square perhaps flies the flag for some of the world’s best-known luxury brands, including Chanel, Yves St Laurent and Gucci. Close by is the well-known King’s Road, a street renowned for its quirky stylish boutiques and high-end retailers. South Kensington is also home to the iconic auction house and art dealer, Christie’s, which is open for a bit of window shopping seven days a week. Not to be missed when furnishing your new home is The Conran Shop, located in the beautiful Art Deco-styled Michelin House.
There are plenty of outstanding options when it comes to dining out in this area, thanks to its eight Michelin-starred restaurants in close proximity, including the three-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. For exquisite takes on modern European classics there’s The Botanist on Sloane Square itself, while for something slightly more raucous, there’s tequila and tapas at the popular Mexican bar, Tonteria. There’s more wholesome fare at South Kensington Farmers’ Market as well as Duke of York Square Fine Food Market curated by Partridges, both open on Saturdays.