he world’s most expensive residential apartments at One Hyde Park have been officially unveiled today by the colourful property duo, the Candy brothers. Prices start at $10.5m (£6.5m) for a simple one-bedroom apartment and rise to $224m (£140m) for one of the penthouses. The prices, averaging about $9,600 (£6,000) a square foot, are the highest ever paid for residential space, according to property experts.
Nicholas Candy of Candy & Candy, said: “This extraordinary project will make a major contribution to this prime central London location. We are delighted to
have the opportunity to play a part in the development of one of the best, if not the best, residential buildings in the world.
One Hyde Park is a luxury residential development of 86 apartments and four penthouses on a prominent site in Knightsbridge, adjacent to Hyde Park. The building consists of four separate pavilions of varying heights up to thirteen storeys, offering apartments with views over both Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. Apartments range in size from single bedroom units to large, multi-level penthouses. The principal Reception space, central facilities and small retail units are located at ground level with three levels of basement providing residents’ leisure facilities, secure parking and plant room.
One Hyde Park interiors designed by the Candys, residents at the highly anticipated development can call on valets, a concierge and butler room service from the next-door Mandarin Oriental hotel’s two restaurants, overseen by Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud. The buildings have shared features including a cinema, a 21m swimming pool, saunas, a gym, a golf simulator and a wine cellar. There are eye-scanners in the lifts and panic rooms for added security.
The first image of how one of the penthouses at One Hyde Park will look. The $200m properties will feature bullet-proof windows and purified air systems
An electric sliding door (left) effectively seals off the bothersome chatter from Knightsbridge’s hoi polloi. The glass is triple-glazed but not, perhaps disappointingly for some buyers, bulletproof… The curtains (silk, of course) will automatically close if the sun’s glare becomes too much. Entertaining Guests: Never mention the air-con (right). In One Hyde Park’s apartments it’s cunningly concealed and linked to geothermal boreholes that run 140m below street level. See? Tread softly: The two seating areas in the living room are carpeted with Chinese silk rugs, embossed with a geometric pattern designed by Candy & Candy
Work to live or live to work? Who cares? The carpet in the study is Chinese silk, and the walls are lined with cream leather. LED lights illuminate the leather-lined shelves, and the desk and chair are made of ebony and vellum.
The furniture out on the terrace is supplied by British firm Indian Ocean, and made from brushed aluminium
Residents of One Hyde Park can call on valets, a concierge and butler room service from the next-door Mandarin Oriental hotel’s two restaurants, overseen by Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud.
Don’t forget your toothbrush: The master bedroom is encased in wall-to-wall beige stone and grey St Laurent marble, with a solid plinth of marble used for the sinks and bathtub. The marble is one of 15 types used in development, sourced from several countries, including Brazil, Italy, France and Turkey. £100 million worth of glazing and bronze.
The London skyline from the penthouse at One Hyde Park
Source : Candy & Candy, One Hyde Park