London Penthouse in a Former Victorian Hotel Lists for £ 6.75 Million


A London penthouse in a converted Victorian-era boutique hotel has listed for £ 6.75 million (US $ 8.5 million).

The penthouse, in the city’s Bayswater neighborhood, is part of the 34-unit Hempel Gardens and offers “a combination of quintessentially British design, immaculate service and direct views over a beautiful private square,” according to last week’s listing from Savills.

“[This is] a remarkable four-bedroom penthouse apartment arranged over the fourth and fifth floors of this imposing building, ”listing agent Daniel Taylor of Savills said in a statement.


The penthouse has an open-floor plan with vaulted, double-height ceilings and oak flooring, the listing said. There’s a dining nook and an eat-in kitchen with commercial-grade appliances. The fourth floor also boasts the main bedroom suite, complete with a walk-in closet with custom cabinetry, plus another bedroom suite.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the fifth floor, as well as a family room, a study overlooking the lower level and a roof terrace, according to the listing. An elevator services both levels.

Smart features include radiant underfloor heating, audio-visual control and ceiling-mounted speakers in the living rooms and bedrooms and automated temperature and lighting systems.


In addition to its private green space, Hempel Gardens is within walking distance of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, according to the listing. It is also convenient to public transportation, with Paddington Station less than half a mile away.

“Hempel Gardens offers an exquisite design, surroundings, and service… this impeccable home unites heritage and high-tech; history and future, ”the listing said.

The property last sold in 2017 for £ 6.25 million, according to records with the UK Land Registry. The sellers were not available for comment.

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article misstated the last sales price of the property.)


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