The world’s most expensive penthouse apartment was recently sold in London for £100 million.
According to Metro.co.uk:
The apartment is one of 86 luxury flats being built on the edge of Hyde Park opposite Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.
The flats have 24-hour room service to the level of the Ritz, bullet-proof windows, eye scanners in lifts and spectacular views over Hyde Park and The Serpentine.
The site comes with underground parking for 115 vehicles and private lifts direct to each flat so residents don’t have to accidentally bump into their neighbours.
The apartments are expected to be completed by 2010. An interior view of what the apartment will look like is shown above in another computer-generated photo.
The project features 80 flats designed by architect Richard Rogers with communal spas, squash courts and a private wine-tasting facility. They’ll also provide purified air systems, “panic rooms,” and access to an underground tunnel leading to the Mandarin Oriental hotel nearby.
Half of the units have already been sold at an average of more than £20 million each. The biggest group of buyers to date have been Russian, but the proud owner of the £100 unit is Sheikh Hamad, the foreign minister of the Gulf State of Qatar.
What do you think? Does the idea of purified air and panic rooms appeal to you? I’m thinking I could totally get used to 24-hour room service.