It might look fairly uninspiring from the outside, but the inside of this two-floor penthouse apartment in the Yoo Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8 makes it well worth featuring.
This penthouse apartment is situated on the 5th and 6th floors of the Yoo Building, which itself was converted from being a former telephone exchange to apartments in 2001 by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck. The Yoo Building in St John’s Wood was the first of their landmark projects, hence being named after the Yoo company.
This particular part of it covers around 1,952 sq. ft, opening up via an entrance hall with marble floor and full-height oak panelling. Hidden doors within that panelling take you to the sleeping accommodation, which includes a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a second bedroom with en-suite shower room.
A staircase then leads up to the open-plan reception room and kitchen on the upper floor, which also has a dining area and access to a balcony along with a guest cloakroom. The finish, as you might have noticed, is quirky, but very high end, with a vintage and industrial theme throughout. The apartment also comes with a secure off-street parking space plus 24-hour concierge service.
That could add annual fees to the cost of this place, but if you can afford the £2,750,000 asking price, you can probably afford those too.