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Mansion-Sized Penthouse in London; Cove Club Reveals Its Newest Collection of Residences

By: Omi Ford

Renovations Completed at a Mansion-Sized Penthouse in the Heart of London

The Astor, a 9,717-square-foot duplex in Westminster, has finally completed its two-year restoration, reports Mansion Global. It emerges as a “majestic country house in the middle of London,” in the words of listing agent Rubens Brotto. It is being sold furnished, with interiors designed by Goddard Littlefair. The residence features a library, media room, reception room with multiple living and dining spaces, a new modern kitchen, three ensuite bedrooms, and a guest apartment with its own ensuite bedrooms and kitchen. The space retains the original arched ceilings, gilded domes, decorative plasterwork, and oak paneling. On the roof, residents can enjoy views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey from the 1,184-square-foot terrace. The Astor is located at 9 Millbank, a Grade II listed building, marking it as a building of architectural significance. The current asking price is £35 million.

In Baja, Cove Club Reveals Its Newest Collection of Residences

Cove Club, already home to the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol, revealed their new Reef Beachfront Villas. The villas will consist of eight residences featuring five- to six-bedroom layouts and ranging in size from 4,800 to over 6,000 square feet. The community will have its own private entrance and will be just a short walk away from the members-only Beach Club. Residents of each villa will also be able to enjoy an infinity pool, outdoor living space, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the ocean.

Other amenities throughout the 500 acres that Cove Club rests on include one of the world’s finest golf courses, Jack Nicklaus’ Cove Club Course, the Agave Sports Park, an organic farm, and various wellness amenities. Prices for the Beachfront Villas will range from approximately $12 million to more than $19 million.

The Astor to Debut Three New Penthouses

On this side of the pond, The Astor, located at 235 West 75th Street on the Upper West Side, is set to debut three new penthouses atop its existing towers. One penthouse has already been claimed, along with the unit below, to create a 5,400-square-foot duplex with 2,000 square feet of outdoor space overlooking Broadway. The combination’s last asking price was $15.49 million. The other two penthouses will soon hit the market at $15 million and $10 million, reports the New York Post.

Constructed in 1901 by William Waldorf Astor, cousin of Titanic victim John Jacob Astor IV, the towers’ amenities include a gym, a concierge, and a children’s playroom.

New Renderings Filed for San Francisco Condo Tower

New renderings have been filed with the city for a new 50-story development in San Francisco’s Sunset District, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. If built, the tower would be the tallest structure in the area at greater than 580 feet tall and the 12th-tallest building in the city overall. Other buildings in the surrounding area average only two to three stories high. City officials claim the proposed tower is many times taller than what neighborhood regulations allow; however, project applicant Raelynn Hickey disputes this interpretation of the law.

These renderings mark the fourth iteration of the project, which would be located at the site of the Sloat Garden Center, across the street from the San Francisco Zoo and just blocks away from Ocean Beach. Each version of the building has grown in size, from eight stories to 12 stories and now to 50 stories. The tower would house 680 residences, with commercial space on the first few levels for retail, a fitness center, and community centers.