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A prestigious penthouse, nestled within a building once inhabited by Britain's de facto first prime minister, is now available for purchase at £15.5 million.

Located in The Walpole development, adjacent to the renowned Ritz hotel, this three-bedroom London residence holds historical significance as the former home of Sir Robert Walpole, who served as Britain's prime minister from 1721 to 1742.

Sir Robert Walpole's political journey began in 1701 when he secured a seat in the English general election at Castle Rising in Norfolk. His subsequent appointment as First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Leader of the House of Commons in 1721 marked the onset of his de facto tenure as prime minister, despite his reluctance to assume the title.

The triplex penthouse, situated across the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors of the building on London's Arlington Street, spans an impressive 3,373 square feet. Adorned with a blue plaque commemorating the residence's illustrious former occupants, the penthouse features private roof terraces covering an additional 1,376 square feet, offering panoramic views of central London.

Boasting direct lift access and a 24-hour concierge service, this opulent dwelling exudes luxury and sophistication. Its contemporary interior design includes a spacious kitchen with a central island and marble flooring, three luxurious bedrooms, and three elegant bathrooms, one of which features a large walk-in shower.

The property's prime location, just steps away from Green Park Underground station, adds to its allure, making it a coveted investment opportunity. Daniel Copley of Zoopla describes the penthouse as an ideal retreat for enjoying leisurely evenings, with its expansive outdoor space providing a picturesque setting for entertaining guests.

With its rich historical heritage and modern amenities, this prestigious penthouse offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of London's illustrious past while indulging in contemporary luxury living. Interested buyers can inquire through Wetherell estate agents for further details. Photo by Spudgun67, Wikimedia commons.