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London penthouse in a building once home to Britain’s de facto first prime minister is for sale for £15.5m

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The London penthouse boasts a luxury interior and is for sale for £15.5 million through Wetherell estate agents.
  • The penthouse is part of a development of semi-detached houses from two periods adjacent to the Ritz.
  • Building that was once the home of Sir Robert Walpole, considered the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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A luxury penthouse which forms part of a building that was once the home of Britain’s first de facto prime minister is up for grabs for £15.5 million.

The three-bedroom London residence is located in The Walpole development of a two-era terraced house adjacent to the famous Ritz hotel.

The building was once occupied by Sir Robert Walpole, considered the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, having served his term in power between 1721 and 1742.

The London penthouse boasts a luxury interior and is for sale for £15.5 million through Wetherell estate agents.

The London penthouse boasts a luxury interior and is for sale for £15.5 million through Wetherell estate agents.

The penthouse is located in a building that was once the home of Britain's first de facto prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

The penthouse is located in a building that was once the home of Britain's first de facto prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

The penthouse is located in a building that was once the home of Britain’s first de facto prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

Walpole’s political career began in January 1701 when he won a seat in the English general election at Castle Rising in Norfolk.

He left Castle Rising in 1702 so he could represent the neighboring borough of King’s Lynn, a pocket borough that would re-elect him for the rest of his political career.

On 3 April 1721 he was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.

Walpole’s de facto tenure as “prime minister” is often traced back to his appointment as First Lord of the Treasury in 1721, although he rejected that title.

The penthouse for sale is on Arlington Street in London, next to the famous Ritz.

The penthouse for sale is on Arlington Street in London, next to the famous Ritz.

The penthouse for sale is on Arlington Street in London, next to the famous Ritz.

On 3 April 1721, Walpole was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.

On 3 April 1721, Walpole was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.

On 3 April 1721, Walpole was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.

The triplex penthouse is distributed on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the building.

The triplex penthouse is distributed on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the building.

The triplex penthouse is distributed on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the building.

The interior covers a total of 3,373 square feet, which excludes the expansive outdoor terraces.

The interior covers a total of 3,373 square feet, which excludes the expansive outdoor terraces.

The interior covers a total of 3,373 square feet, which excludes the expansive outdoor terraces.

He penthouse for sale It is on London’s Arlington Street and displays a blue plaque on the outside front.

The blue plaque states that “Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), Prime Minister, and his son Horace Walpole (1717-1797, scholar and man of letters) lived here.”

Today, the triplex penthouse for sale is spread over the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the building and covers a total of 3,373 square feet.

Additionally, it features private rooftop terraces covering an additional 1,376 square feet, direct elevator access, and a 24-hour concierge.

The penthouse enjoys plenty of outdoor space, with a total of 1,376 square feet of terrace.

The penthouse enjoys plenty of outdoor space, with a total of 1,376 square feet of terrace.

The penthouse enjoys plenty of outdoor space, with a total of 1,376 square feet of terrace.

The contemporary kitchen includes a center island and large marble floor slabs.

The contemporary kitchen includes a center island and large marble floor slabs.

The contemporary kitchen includes a center island and large marble floor slabs.

The penthouse has three luxury bedrooms, including this large double bedroom with separate living room.

The penthouse has three luxury bedrooms, including this large double bedroom with separate living room.

The penthouse has three luxury bedrooms, including this large double bedroom with separate living room.

There are three bathrooms in the penthouse, including this one with a large walk-in shower.

There are three bathrooms in the penthouse, including this one with a large walk-in shower.

There are three bathrooms in the penthouse, including this one with a large walk-in shower.

This terrace has plenty of space for entertaining and boasts panoramic views of central London.

This terrace has plenty of space for entertaining and boasts panoramic views of central London.

This terrace has plenty of space for entertaining and boasts panoramic views of central London.

The property is just meters from Green Park tube station and is being sold to Wetherell estate agents.

Daniel Copley, from Zoopla, said: ‘This luxurious penthouse is the perfect place to while away those long afternoons.

‘Your private roof terrace includes an outdoor kitchen and spacious dining room with panoramic views of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and beyond.

“Ideally located next to the Ritz, the apartment also has an interesting history and was the former residence of Sir Robert Walpole, a British statesman widely regarded as Britain’s first Prime Minister.”

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