Normally, an eight-level, seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom Tudor Revival mansion in London’s affluent suburb of Knightsbridge hitting the market for $42 million would be enough to make headlines.
But, even though that’s exactly the case with this gorgeous residence, it’s not the reason we’re writing about it.
No, this home actually has a one-off feature, the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Spiralling centrally through all eight floors of the massive mansion is a tubular-shaped glass lift that, according to Dirt.com, is “the tallest self-supporting annealed glass structure in the world”.
The cutting-edge feat of engineering was reportedly two years in the making, and now finished, acts a perfect dichotomy to the home’s 130-year-old exterior.
Aside from transporting occupants from the sub-basement all the way up to the rooftop garden terrace, the massive glass structure doubles as a giant light well for the stately house, providing tonnes of natural warmth to the neo-deco interior.
With 700-square-metres of floor space on offer, the property boasts some incredible features, including a wine cellar, gym, sauna, studio-apartment sized walk-in robe, two kitchens, house staff accommodation, media room and a master bedroom that takes up an entire floor.
And, if the new owners of this absurdly nice property ever get tired of their digs, being in Knightsbridge, there are a plethora of attractions within walking distance such as Harrods, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum.
As we mentioned earlier, the Tudor mansion has been listed for sale with a staggering $42 million asking price, which is an awful lot.
But, when you consider that just the lift itself would’ve cost close to seven figures (if not more), and it’s completely unique, perhaps an affluent Saudi royal or Russian oligarch will think it good value?