“Four flats overlooking Hyde Park are on sale for a rumoured £84 million each,” the Telegraph reports. This is “the highest price ever asked for a British flat.”
The design, by Richard Rogers, includes “four blocks made of glass and red weathered steel” – however, unnamed “sources” reveal that “the four penthouse flats could feature bullet proof windows, specially purified air and even ‘panic rooms’. The security system is believed to have been developed after consultation with the SAS.” The presumed tenants will be “Arab princes and Russian oligarchs.”
Incredibly, a “tunnel will link the flats to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which will provide a concierge service for the development.” It will also provide an ongoing source of paranoid fantasies about subterranean invasions – burglary from below.
Some flats will come with a free, in-house psychoanalyst…