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A Hyde Park penthouse with a literary heritage

Brooke Theis
·1-min read
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co

From Town & Country

THE PROPERTY: A few doors down from the former residence of Charles Dickens, where he famously wrote The Mystery of Edwin Drood, this penthouse affords the same glorious views across leafy Hyde Park that the Victorian novelist would have enjoyed. Though set within a historic building, the property has recently been redeveloped to offer all the luxuries of a modern home.

Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co

THE LOCATION: Hampshire House is in the heart of London, near the bustling shopping quarters of Oxford Circus and Bond Street. Transport links here are unparalleled: close Tube stations include Marble Arch, Edgware Road and Paddington; and road connections are excellent, with the A40 and A5 nearby.

Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co

THE INTERIOR: A wide entrance hall, expansive reception-room and formal drawing-room are exceptional spaces for entertaining, while opulent touches such as polished parquet flooring, sleek Gaggenau appliances and shining Carrara marble give the home a resplendent finish. A generously sized master suite comes with a vast bathroom and its own walk-in dressing-room, as does the principal guest bedroom.

Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co

WHY WE LOVE IT: The private terrace spans the full length of the property, offering unobstructed views of the treetops and verdant park below. Seamlessly framed by bright floor-to-ceiling windows, the panoramic vista can be enjoyed on chilly winter mornings and balmy summer evenings alike.

Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co

BUY IT NOW: £9,250,000 with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co.

Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co
Photo credit: Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kay & Co