Article image House hunters in Bath wanting to make the most of living in their own top floor pad but which has the added bonus of coming with lots of extra space should head to Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside.

That’s because availability includes a superb, two-bedroom duplex apartment in the Leopold House phase - currently the only property of its kind at the development and in the whole of Bath. 

Becoming popular in downtown Manhattan, New York at the beginning of the last century, duplex apartments usually make up the top two floors of a building.

Appealing to those looking for something chic, contemporary but with plenty of space, duplexes are normally defined as top-floor penthouses with two floors, connected by an inner staircase.

Christine Hamilton, sales advisor said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting a new apartment but which has the added incentive of being on two levels.

"Having two floors makes an apartment feel more like a house and psychologically, there is still something special about going up and down the stairs. In addition, being on the top floor is good from a security point of view with access restricted through the resident’s only entrance.

“Another advantage of a duplex is the privacy they bring. Some people like being able to separate the private bedroom space away from their living space and this is why they are the perfect solution for those wanting this type of home.”

But it’s not just the space inside that will appeal to potential house hunters but the extra outside space they provide. With a balcony on the fourth floor and terrace on the fifth floor this particular duplex is no exception.

Christine added: “Outdoor space in central Bath is quite hard to come by so to have your own private balcony and terrace is a wonderful way to take in the magnificent views out across the rooftops of the world heritage city.”

The two-bedroom duplex currently available at the popular development (plot 6081) certainly makes the most of its fourth and fifth floor position.

The lower floor comprises the two bedrooms all accessed off the hall with the main bedroom being en suite and having built in wardrobes and a dressing area. 

The second bedroom is also en suite while those wanting to enjoy the outside terrace can do so via both the master and the second bedroom.

Stairs move from the hall up to the main open plan living space. Comprising kitchen, dining and living areas, there is also a handy shower room. Access to the terrace is through double doors extending further the amount of room available.

Floor-to-ceiling windows make the property light and sunny adding to the sense of space while the high-end specification increases the property’s exclusive nature.

Anyone considering buying in Bath will also be interested to note that an increasing number of buyers at the multi award-winning development have said one of the main reasons for moving was because it provides an easy, level walk into the heart of the world heritage city.

Choosing between the pedestrian towpath or along Upper Bristol Road via the newly refurbished Victoria Bridge, residents can walk to the centre in about 15 minutes including Bath Spa train station.

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