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Devizes penthouse price is set as interest skyrockets
11:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
The asking price for the much talked about penthouse apartment at The Keep next to the former Le Marchant Barracks in Devizes has been announced as £300,000.
Gaiger Brothers has converted The Keep into 13 apartments, including the flagship apartment on the roof. The grey cladding used on the penthouse has raised some negative comments from residents who think it is out of character with the historic building.
But estate agent Martin Walker said there was significant interest in the penthouse and his office had received dozens of inquiries.
Following the release of the first five apartments at the end of September, in which two apartments were sold on the opening weekend, Mr Walker and Gaigers have decided the guide price for the penthouse will be £300,000.
Mr Walker said: “The guide price reflects the interest that has been generated and serious intent that some people have shown. Because of the interest we have decided to offer it for sale by informal tender and interested parties have until noon on November 27 to put their offer in an envelope to us.
“We are doing it this way as it gives everybody a fair and equal chance.”
The penthouse has two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus another room in one of the towers that could be used as another bedroom or an office.
The penthouse will be available to view on Saturday, November 2, from 2pm-4pm.
Mr Walker said: “There have been some comments about the quirkiness of the penthouse but once people are up there and see the materials that have been used and how they contrast with the building they will be more positive.”
At the first public viewing day of the apartments Mr Walker said there was also much interest in the larger ground floor two-bedroom apartment, which has a garden and patio. The bathroom in this apartment used to be the cells at The Keep. It will be available to view from October 19 and is £195,000.
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