Property of the Week: This £17m Chelsea penthouse has a wraparound terrace that's bigger than most three bedroom flats

Melissa York
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The living area as you enter the penthouse

Chelsea Creek penthouse, Chelsea, £16.95m

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As you step into the sleek, 28 storey tower that stands tall among the pristine, balconied blocks of St George’s Chelsea Creek project, the first thing you see is water. A cascade of it thundering down a black feature wall into an artificial tributary that follows you around the building.

This constant tinkling will be the homecoming soundtrack for the lucky owner of The Penthouse. It’s one of the most expensive and largest properties of its kind popping up among the gas holders and old power stations along the Kensington Canal, less than five minutes away from Imperial Wharf station.

Watch the area change and celebrity neighbours move in – Sir Michael Caine and Robbie Williams are the rumoured to have bought nearby – from wraparound floor to ceiling windows that offer a comprehensive view of the City of London skyline. Three metre high ceilings – and behemoth doors to match – frame almost 5,500sqft of space, including staff quarters with a separate entrance.

Three further bedrooms – all with ensuite bathrooms, some with walk-in dressing rooms – are dotted around a study and a labyrinth of living spaces. The entire upper floor is given over to the master bedroom suite and a wraparound terrace of 3,300sqft (about the size of a generous three bed apartment) that’s equipped with a hot tub, barbecue, 12 seater dining table, fireplace, sun loungers, potted plants and a living wall.

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Penthouse perks include a double garage in the basement, the option to buy the interior designed furnishings from Lucarna and the artworks scattered around from South Kensington Gallery and Fulham’s ArtAncient. There are even specially designed and uplit cavities in the corridors to display a private art collection.

On sale with a 999-year lease, the buyer would also pay a service charge of around £28,000 a year to maintain the on-site gym, 24-hour concierge, a spa and a network of waterways.

The Penthouse goes on sale this week. Call 020 3883 7126 for viewings.

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