Penthouses are the New Mansions

By : Nick Marr

For long enough, swirling staircases and separate wings in manor houses have been the traditional trophy home. Now, it seems as though this trend is fizzling and the London elite is embracing the opulent trophy flatthe penthouse. Sotheby’s International Realty® sells and lets the most luxurious homes across London including the most opulent penthouses on the market.

St James’ Street, £9,750,000 This stunning 4 bedroom penthouse is located only moments away from both St James’s and within walking distance of Green Park Station. The Roof terrace on this apartment is truly unique, making a fantastic entertainment space as well as having spectacular views over London, including some of the most well known landmarks such as the London Eye. There is a light and airy feel throughout this apartment, with spacious rooms and direct lift access

The Heron, £2,950,000 A spacious two-bedroom apartment with two south-west facing balconies and panoramic views of London. Highlights of this contemporary property include a large reception room and open plan kitchen, herringbone parquet floors, fitted wardrobes, extensive storage and floor-to-ceiling windows, perfect for enjoying the breath-taking view. Situated close to the Bank of England within the major financial district of the City of London, the area is also well served for culture with the Barbican Arts Centre, Guildhall Art Gallery and Museum of London close by