London’s real estate market is overflowing with lavish homes, exquisite apartments, refurbished castles and sprawling estates. Practically every new property declares itself to be “the most exclusive address in London.” Then new sites are constructed rivaling the former’s overzealous claim. So, it’s rare to find that one true ambassador of opulence and splendor, the sultan of sophistication and style, the top contender for the most expensive property…that is until The Glebe was conceptualized.
A private compound fit for royalty, the modish Glebe exudes class and elegance. Built in posh Chelsea a short distance from the famous Kings Road and the River Thames, the development comprises nine residences including six apartments, a two story penthouse with a magnificent rooftop terrace and two detached five story villas, each with its own gatehouse and dedicated parking. The apartments consist of an extensive master suite, four bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, a drawing room, study and dining room. Adding to the extravagance, the villas contain seven bedrooms plus a master suite, a cinema, laundry room, sauna and therapy room. A private elevator, gymnasium, games/media room, 16 ft. high ceilings and private gardens are just a few more amenities one can expect from the glorious manor. But the pièce de résistance? A personal swimming pool within each apartment and villa. This isn’t just living in the lap of luxury, The Glebe is luxury, delicately harmonizing affluence with grandiosity for the super-rich. The plot itself sold for £85 million; however, for a mere £25 million and up, you can own one of the nine palatial paradises designed by the architectural brilliance of Norman Foster. Although the crowning title of the most expensive address in London has yet to be awarded to The Glebe, rest assured, the majestic complex will reign supreme for a long time. Simply put, The Glebe not only supersedes the definition of luxury, it sets the new standard of grandeur at an extraordinarily high level few will be able to surpass.