According to this recent article in The Telegraph they are. The feature tells us to forget images of dank and dreary basements and to consider instead the desirable prospect that a basement has become.
The article points to Knights House in Knightsbridge as an example of the London basement penthouse. A four-floor townhouse flaunting three apartments, its three-bedroom basement apartment is the most expensive and luxurious there, offering 4,451sq ft. over the ground and lower-ground floors with a screening room, wine cellar, two outdoor terraces and a garage for £13.25 million.
It’s certainly a long way from that basement flat when you were a student.
The rise in basement popularity is, of course, a reaction to the sometimes stringent planning regulations in London, which do not want to see changes to the skyline. Digging down enables you to add luxuries like a swimming pool, home gym, cinema room or wine cellar without facing as many severe planning restrictions (although you will, of course, still need to seek planning permission).
If you want to inject a little penthouse glamour into your own home, Simply Basement can help you do it for considerably less than £13.25 million. Just contact us to arrange your free site visit and quotation.Share this: