Howzat! London’s ultimate home for cricket lovers has just been launched for sale. A magnificent three bedroom 2,637 sq ft (245 sq m) duplex penthouse on the ninth and tenth floors of the Pavilion Apartments in St. John’s Wood with huge private terraces on both levels providing panoramic views over adjacent Lord’s Cricket Ground: for sale via Aston Chase.
Aston Chase say that the penthouse represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list to join the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lords and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment which offers unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.
Located at 34 St John’s Wood Road, directly overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground, the duplex penthouse in the Pavilion Apartments benefits from full height glazing on both floors and provides excellent entertaining space and outstanding views over the London skyline.
On the ninth floor the spacious double-height entrance hall opens into a magnificent open plan reception room bordered by full height glazing offering outstanding views over Lord’s Cricket Ground. Sliding glass doors open onto an exceptionally large south facing roof terrace which has a Jazuzzi hot tub, cocktail bar and extensive entertaining areas.
Believed to be the very best view of Lord’s Cricket Ground provided by any apartment in the area the roof terrace offers a picture perfect mid-wicket view of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The ninth floor also has a spacious media room/family room, an office/study and a family kitchen/breakfast room.
On the tenth floor is the principal bedroom suite which has full height glazing opening onto a spacious roof terrace. The principal suite is lined with built-in wardrobes and has a main bathroom with two tropical rain forest showers and separate steam shower/sauna. There is a guest bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and a third bedroom suite which has access to a separate ensuite shower.
Built to an exceptionally high specification the penthouse has a fully fitted designer kitchen with built in units and integrated applicances, Oak timber flooring to the entertaining areas, timber decking to the terraces, full height doors with bespoke architraves, deep silk woven carpets to the bedroom suites and a home automation system using the latest technology. The penthouse is complete with designated underground parking bays for two cars in the building’s secure underground car park.
Originally built by developer Westcity Properties, the award winning Pavilion Apartments is a 149,000 sq ft luxury apartment building designed by KSR Architects with specification and interiors by designer Lester Bennett.
The striking apartment building has a curved main façade with floor-to-ceiling glazing and large balconies and terraces, with the upper floor apartments specifically designed to maximise views over Lords Cricket Ground. The building has a hotel style entrance lobby, 24 hour concierge, three passenger lifts and beautifully landscaped communal gardens.
Widely referred to as the “Home of Cricket” Lord’s Cricket Ground Is a world-renowned cricket venue named after its founder Thomas Lord. The cricket ground was opened in 1814 on land owned by the Eyre Estate and is home to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England & Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council.
The cricket ground can hold up to 28,000 spectators and the Grade II Listed Victorian-era pavilion with its famous Long Room alongside the modern stands and media centre are world famous. Basic seats to watch the most coveted one-day international cricket matches can sell for £165 per person, with a 29 year waiting list to be a MCC member of which there are some 18,500.
It was recently reported in the media that Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, paid £45,000 for life membership at the elite cricket club, joining Sir Mick Jagger and HRH Prince Charles as members of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club. Alongside the 20 plus year waiting list to become a member of the club hospitality packages for the finest seats, bar and champagne refreshments and lunch can sell for £429 per person.
Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase says: “This apartment represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment offering unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.”
The penthouse at the Pavilion Apartments is on sale for £9,500,000 (950 year lease). For further information please contact Aston Chase on Tel: +44 (0)20 7724 4724 or visit www.astonchase.com