Life at the top

There’s something about living, quite literally, as high up as you can go that makes us feel all vertiginous with desire. The light, the views, the serenity; it just doesn’t get more exclusive than a penthouse. But in London, where there are penthouses-aplenty, it takes something with that extra wow-factor to really make us sit up and take notice – dramatic picture windows, say, or jaw dropping elliptical staircases, for instance.

Features which come part and parcel of two brand new penthouses at Queen’s Court, in St. John’s Wood. Luxury developer Seqoyahas just launched two of London’s most outstanding penthouses on top of an existing apartment building. Offering panoramic views over central London, the two ultra-luxury four-bedroom residences are just part of an ambitious multi-million pound redevelopment project, which has transformed the existing building. Gone is the original 1960s frontage, replaced with expanses of glazing, inside there are new lifts and a hotel-style foyer, and the building now boasts secure garaging, a gated forecourt and landscaped grounds.

Bragging rights go hand-in-hand with a swanky new pad, so it goes without saying that you’ll want to invite guests over – and being the hostess with the mostess will come easy in either ‘Vertice’, or ‘Hyperion’, where bespoke handmade Italian kitchens are fully equipped with Gaggenau appliances, and vast dining rooms seat up to ten, offering direct access to private terraces with breathtaking views of London. And when the guests depart, lucky loft owners can slink up their movie star-worthy marble staircase and slip into a bespoke crafted sculptural stone bath. Do the heights of luxury get any dizzier?

The ‘Vertice’ penthouse is priced at £9.5 million, the ‘Hyperion’penthouse is priced at £9.35 million. Both are being sold with a new 999 year lease and share of freehold. Each penthouse has two allocated secure garage/parking spaces within the gated grounds.

Queen’s Terrace, off Finchley Road, NW8. Viewing is strictly by appointment. For further information on the penthouses contact joint sole selling agents: Aston Chase on 020 7724 4724, Knight Frank on 020 7586 2777 or Savills on 020 3043 3600.