Nothing spells power in property like a multi-storey penthouse, one that can form your own sky-high townhouse. There is no better example currently on sale in London than the four-storey, £3.2m penthouse at Dollar Bay, a 31-storey tower that presides over the mouth of South Dock in Canary Wharf.
The design of the 109-metre tall tower by SimpsonHaugh architects — whose two crystalline forms taper at the top, and include semi-outdoor spaces provided by louvre windows — presented developers Mount Anvil with a challenge when it came to slotting in the penthouses. “The lift can only run to the 28th floor, which ruled out the option of building lateral penthouses on the top floors,” explains sales director Jon Hall. So, to fully utilise the height of the building, they chose to build two duplexes at the back of the building and two four-storey penthouses at its highest point.