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The £27m Knightsbridge house with a retractable glass roof

With its hefty £27million price tag and completely rebuilt interior, is this the best designed townhouse in central London?

The property has retained its original decorative façade, but saw the interior totally rebuilt with no expense spared.

The redesign includes two new sub-basements that culminates in eight floors, and a roof terrace accessed via a retractable glass spiral roof that opens at the touch of a button.

Following its remodeling, is this six-bedroom property for sale for £27m the best designed townhouse in London?

The Knightsbridge townhouse has been completely rebuilt internally, although the main decorative façade was retained

The Knightsbridge townhouse has been completely rebuilt internally, although the main decorative façade was retained

The roof terrace is accessed via a retractable glass spiral roof

The new sub-basement includes a bar area

The redesign includes two new sub-basements, a bar area, and a roof terrace accessed via a retractable glass spiral roof that opens at the touch of a button

There is also a wine cellar, gym and sauna, and an Art Deco circular glass internal lift running through the central core of the curved stone staircase.

Other luxury touches in the property include full digital home automation, Lutron lighting, fitted air conditioning and underfloor heating systems.

The custom-made kitchen has also been given plenty of attention, with it boasting not only two Wolf ovens and two fridge freezers, but two six-minute dishwashers.

Lighting is a focal point in many of the rooms, including in the dining room where a designer chandelier hangs in the centre

 Lighting is a focal point in many of the rooms, including in the dining room where a designer chandelier hangs in the centre

There are designer touches throughout the glamorous property, including two wolf ovens as well as two fridge freezers in the kitchen

There are designer touches throughout the glamorous property, including two wolf ovens as well as two fridge freezers in the kitchen

Luxury touches include full digital home automation, Lutron lighting, fitted air conditioning and underfloor heating systems

Luxury touches include full digital home automation, Lutron lighting, fitted air conditioning and underfloor heating systems

The Art Deco circular glass internal lift runs through the central core of the curved stone staircase, across all eight levels

The Art Deco circular glass internal lift runs through the central core of the curved stone staircase, across all eight levels

The large wine cellar occupies space in the new basement and is large enough to accommodate hundreds of bottles of wine and champagne

The large wine cellar occupies space in the new basement and is large enough to accommodate hundreds of bottles of wine and champagne

As well as the wine cellar and gym, the new basement also houses a sauna with dark marble flooring and luxury fittings

As well as the wine cellar and gym, the new basement also houses a sauna with dark marble flooring and luxury fittings

Of course, no luxury townhouse is complete without a separate staff kitchen, where all the cooking can be carried out behind the scenes.

There is also a staff bedroom with an ensuite bathroom on the same level – lower ground – of the property, which is directly above the two new basements.

The luxury home has a further five bedrooms – although one is currently being used as a cinema room – and is being sold by Jonathan Arron Residential estate agents.

The basement also includes a new gym that is currently fully kitted out with a wood flooring and plenty of fitness equipment

The basement also includes a new gym that is currently fully kitted out with a wood flooring and plenty of fitness equipment

Entertaining family and friends: One of the bedrooms on the lower ground floor is currently being used as a fun and bright cinema room

Entertaining family and friends: One of the bedrooms on the lower ground floor is currently being used as a fun and bright cinema room

An attractive study on the fourth floor of the townhouse provides far reaching views of London's decorative skyline

An attractive study on the fourth floor of the townhouse provides far reaching views of London’s decorative skyline

This luxury bathroom boasts marble tiling and plenty of bright lighting and facilities - including dual sink basins

This luxury bathroom boasts marble tiling and plenty of bright lighting and facilities – including dual sink basins

Designer lights can be found throughout the townhouse, including in this extensive dressing room that offers plenty of storage

Designer lights can be found throughout the townhouse, including in this extensive dressing room that offers plenty of storage

There are plenty of bedrooms in the house, with this colourful one including a large seating area with sofas and side tables

There are plenty of bedrooms in the house, with this colourful one including a large seating area with sofas and side tables

The property is on Herbert Crescent, in London’s affluent Knightsbridge – and behind the world famous department store Harrods.

Hyde Park is also within a short walk of the property, and the current owners have access to two local garden squares.

The average price of a sold property in Knightsbridge during the past year is £3,096,218, according to Zoopla.

It is almost 10 times the £329,407 average sold price of a property in Britain during the same period.

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘This spectacular Victorian townhouse represents the epitome of London luxury living with its sauna, gym, wine cellar and custom made kitchen. 

‘The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the bespoke Art Deco style lift, which gives access to each floor of the property and leads to the spacious roof garden terrace.’ 

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