Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are all the rave right now, and, if you’ve amassed a big enough wallet, you may be able to trade in the latter for a more IRL asset—a massive, 18,000-square-foot penthouse in London that has just listed for about $244 million or £175 million at current exchange.
The glitzy condo is located at One Hyde Park, an ultra-high-end apartment complex in Knightsbridge on the edge of Hyde Park that’s often cited as the poshest neighbourhood in all of London. The sprawling penthouse is a duplex, with about 9,000 square feet of space on each level. It has five bedrooms, although it can be converted into a seven-bed apartment. The primary suite is by far the best of the sleeping quarters, with 270-degree views of Hyde Park, two en-suite dressing rooms and two bathrooms.
It’s an impressive home from the moment you cross the threshold—guests are greeted by a double-height reception room, complete with a bespoke glass fireplace. The kitchen is inspired by Japanese design and includes a temperature-controlled wine room that can hold up to 750 bottles. Altogether, the digs include not one, but two wraparound terraces.
It’s designed with the 2021 workplace in mind, too. The home comes with two studies that are great for taking meetings and making conference calls with other colleagues who are WFH. And for long days at the home office, the penthouse includes a private spa with a massage room, sauna and steam room and more. The fitness studio comes kitted out with Technogym equipment, so workouts on even the rainiest of London days will be as top-notch as possible.
Other than having the luxury of living in one of the most expensive residential buildings in London, occupants of the penthouse will also have access to four parking spaces, four storage units and two dedicated wine storage areas. Since the apartment is part of the Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, future owners will also be able to call on the adjacent hotel’s 80-person concierge team for assistance.
Of course, if you’d rather, you can pony up the necessary crypto to buy the place instead of cold, hard cash. It would cost about 4,300 bitcoins to buy the penthouse—no small fee either way, but well within the cost of luxury penthouses in London.
Source: Robb Report