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Take a look inside Norwich’s highest penthouse apartment - for sale at more than £1m

PUBLISHED: 09:31 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 07:45 22 July 2016

Westlegate Tower. Photo: Websters of Norwich

Westlegate Tower. Photo: Websters of Norwich

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Someone will be living the high life at Norwich’s highest residence after it was put on the market – with a £1.35m price tag.

Westlegate Tower refurbishment almost complete. Views from the roof terrace of the penthouse. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYWestlegate Tower refurbishment almost complete. Views from the roof terrace of the penthouse. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Penthouse at the soaring Westlegate Tower sold for £1m in 2014, but was put back on sale yesterday.

The high-end apartment, offering three bedrooms, a sky lounge and three sided roof terrace, made headlines in 2014 because to build it, two extra floors were added to the tower – making it the tallest residential building in the city.

The property has its own lift to a private floor and boasts views to Norwich International Airport and the wind turbines at Scroby Sands.

Views from the roof terrace of the penthouse. Picture: Denise BradleyViews from the roof terrace of the penthouse. Picture: Denise Bradley

Jonathan Wood, selling the penthouse on behalf of Sowerbys’ Norwich office, said: “The term ‘unique’ gets over used in the selling of properties but The Penthouse really is, because there is nothing else to compare it to in relation to the view it offers, its position at the very top of the tallest residential building in Norwich and in terms of its luxury fixtures and fittings that were created by an international award winning interior designer that turned the basic finish in to something really quite special.

“All this means that, yes, it comes with a premium price tag, but where else can you watch the sun rise and fall over the city of Norwich – watch it wake up and then go to sleep at night, with a view across the city lit by only street lamps and car headlights?

“Where else can you watch snow fall on Norwich Castle giving you a picture postcard of your very own?

“Owning the Penthouse would be like owning a one off painting or a bespoke sports car… people are prepared to pay for something no one else can own and for exclusivity but it’s not just about ownership, it’s about the lifestyle living at the Penthouse can offer you.”

The £8m conversion of the Westlegate building, an office block built in 1959 and once earmarked for demolition, was considered a runaway success at the time with all properties snapped up before building was even completed – including 17 apartments, two townhouses and three commercial units.

Norwich’s first penthouse, created on the top of the Read’s flour mill conversion on King Street, sold for just over £1m and this then
re-sold for around £1.15m last year.

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