Take a look inside the £15.5 million Mayfair penthouse once owned by pop royalty

Features that their owners expect to come as standard

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Most super luxurious London properties have certain features that their wealthy owners expect to come as standard. Think marble bathrooms, granite surfaces in the kitchen, and beautifully designed interiors. One thing most buyers would also expect is a home cinema, or failing that, an absolutely enormous TV.

One multi-million pound property for sale in Mayfair doesn't have either, but there's a very a good reason for that: it's above one of London's most prestigious and well known cinemas.

The flat, which was once owned by musician and producer Dave Clark, is on the market for a staggering £15.5 million ($23.6 million). For all that money, you get two floors in a Grade II listed building in one of the swankiest neighbourhoods in town, including some serious luxury.

Peter Wetherell, the chief executive of Wetherell, the estate agent selling the flat said "This building is the stuff of Mayfair legend: Royalty, film producers, Hollywood stars and celebrities have all flocked to this famous venue and over many decades it has played host to red carpet premiers, celebrity functions and private screenings for people including General Eisenhower.

"Curzon Street is one of Mayfair’s most desirable addresses, on the doorstep of Green Park and Hyde Park and just a short walk from Berkeley Square, Bond Street and Mount Street."

Take a look inside the flat once owned by one of pop music's most famous men.

The penthouse occupies the sixth and seventh floors of the Curzon cinema building at 37 Curzon Street in Mayfair. Curzon cinemas are famous for showing art house films, and for being far nicer than your average night at the movies.

We don't know whether or not owners get free cinema tickets, but given how much they'd have to spend on the flat, we hope so. Regardless, they can still chill out in the Curzon's downstairs bar.

To get to the penthouse, which is on the market for £15.5 million ($23.6 million), there is a special private entrance, with a 24/7 porter just for the owners.

Being on the sixth and seventh floors means that there are quite a lot of stairs, but once you get to the top floor, the views are pretty spectacular. There is also a lift to the sixth floor, if you don't fancy taking the stairs.

In one direction you can see the BT Tower in Fitzrovia.

And the other way, you can get a view of Big Ben and the London Eye.

The flat was originally two separate apartments before Dave Clark decided to turn the place into a duplex. The dining room and living area are on the top floor, which has floor-to-ceiling windows all around.

Clark bought the two flats in 1967, and while he owned it entertained huge international superstar musicians like Freddy Mercury, Leo Sayer, and Dionne Warwick.

Rumour has it that Clark held a party for Mercury and his Queen bandmates after they played a concert in Hyde Park in 1976. In total, the penthouse has 3,469 sq ft of space, about seven times bigger than your average flat.

When Clark first bought the penthouse in the 1960s, the interiors came from high-end department store Liberty. Now they've been designed by Debbie Hatchwell of Xanadu Interiors.

The penthouse's four bedrooms are on the sixth floor, along with the bathrooms. This is one of the guest bedrooms, which features an en suite.

We don't know if this slightly creepy statue comes with the penthouse, but it is just one of the artworks currently in the property.

The flat has a massive balcony, great for looking at the view, which is even more spectacular at night. Overall, the terrace takes up 1,316 sq ft.

There's certainly no shortage of seating space in the massive upstairs living room.

According to estate agents Wetherell "The grand master bedroom suite has double doors opening onto a private balcony". This will probably come in handy given the amazing views.

It also features a massive walk in wardrobe and dressing room.

This is one of the four separate bathrooms in the apartment, which is rumoured to have been used by Clark to hold notorious, boozy Sunday brunches.

All the bedrooms have pretty amazing views across the London skyline.

One of the more expensive features of the penthouse is the all over marble floor on the top floor, seen here underneath the apartment's eight person dining table.

Any potential buyer of the flat will probably want to keep fit, so the home gym currently installed in one of the four bedrooms might come in handy.

The kitchen, where Dave Clark once cooked his famous Sunday brunches, is finished with "contrasting black and white high gloss units with Miele integrated appliances."

There might not be a cinema room in the flat, but popping downstairs to see a movie shouldn't exactly be too much of a challenge.


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