The Height of Luxury

A luxury London penthouse the size of a mini country mansion is the latest ?must-have? accessory for the world?s jet setting billionaires. This rarefied sector of the market is the one which the dynamic Candy brothers, Nicholas (32) and Christopher (31), have set their sights on since they first ventured into the London property market with £6,000 of capital between them in 1995.

That modest apartment in Fulham was a far cry from their latest creation, a spectacularly refurbished 1920s penthouse at 47, Lowndes Square SW1 described by the developers as ?a temple to lateral decadence?, where ?exquisite Art Deco detailing? is combined with state-of-the-art design and technology.

Unusually for Lowndes Square, the 4006sq ft apartment has accommodation on two floors overlooking the square?s private gardens, including a huge reception room, a dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, a sumptuous master suite, three further bedrooms with en-suite bath or shower rooms, plus a media room and

a separate staff suite.

The penthouse is currently on the market through Knight Frank (020?7591 8600) at a guide price of £6.85 million unfurnished or £7.3m furnished throughout in the designer?s distinctive, cutting edge style. Such prices are unlikely to faze wealthy prospective residents of chic Lowndes Square where, only a few weeks ago, another lavish penthouse was sold for £10m.

This article was originally published in Country Life magazine, November 17, 2005. To subscribe click here.