A rare opportunity arises to purchase this 7th/8th floor duplex penthouse apartment which is 2, 648sq ft and has five bedrooms, four ensuites, a 21'10 x 16'6 lounge, 18' x 7' kitchen, 28'9 x 13'10 dining/family room, a 20'2 x 10'6 conservatory and a family bathroom. A particular feature of this penthouse apartment is the l-shaped terrace which covers approximately 2, 500 sq ft and incorporates free standing planters, hot tub, decked area and panoramic rooftop views towards the River Itchen and over Southampton City Centre. The property has undergone major improvements with the addition of "Lutron" mood lighting, CCTV to the front door and has a master linked wires system internally and externally which was completed by Bang & Olufsen. The bathroom and ensuites have been improved with feature baths, sinks and taps by Philippe Stark in some of the suites.701 forms part of the historical South Western House. The building has many character features including the impressive refurbished Edwardian reception hall with paintings, chandeliers, marble panelling and marble and brass columns. There is also marble wall panelling to other parts of the building which has a Grade II listing. The building itself has CCTV security, the services of a Concierge, two lifts for which the seventh floor can only be reached by key access. The property also has three allocated parking spaces which are accessed via a remote control gate and prospective purchasers should be aware that the property is sold with no forward chain.Southampton City Centre offers shopping, restaurant and recreational facilities and Ocean Village marina is within walking distance. Southampton offers a mainline railway station providing access to London Waterloo and motorway access can be found at the top of The Avenue and Stoneham Way for the M3 and M27.Communal Entrance Hall Three chandeliers, soft seating, Concierge's office, lift and stairs to all floors with key entry to the 7th floor.Personal Entrance Hall Feature triple mirror, thermostat, walk-in storage cupboard, coving, recessed lighting.Lounge21'10" x 16'6" (6.65m x 5.03m). Curved wall entry, triple aspect with double glazed side elevation window with views towards Southampton Water, double glazed side elevation window offering roof top views and double glazed folding doors to conservatory, moulded coving, recessed lighting, television point, feature cvo Firevault fire.Conservatory20'2" x 10'6" (6.15m x 3.2m). Triple aspect with double glazed windows with views towards Southampton water and roof top views of Southampton, double glazed double doors to terrace, two Bisque radiators, telephone point.Dining Room/Family Room28'9" x 13'10" (8.76m x 4.22m). Two double glazed doors to terrace, recessed lighting, radiator, coving, stairs to first floor.Kitchen18' x 7' (5.49m x 2.13m). Range of base units with granite worktops over, feature island unit, two double glazed side elevation windows with views towards the River Itchen, Bosch double oven, Smeg halogen hob with canopy cooker hood, integrated dishwasher all to remain. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, waste disposal, coving, recessed lighting and space for fridge freezer.Cloakroom Phillipe Stark glass bowl sink and taps, fitted mirror, utility cupboard housing plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer, two further storage cupboards, close coupled WC, double glazed side elevation window with views towards The River Itchen, tiled floor, recessed lighting.First Floor Landing Recessed lighting, high ceiling, double glazed side elevation window, coving, airing cupboard housing electric boiler and hot water tank.Bedroom One21'10" x 12'9" (6.65m x 3.89m). Triple aspect with double glazed rear elevation window and double glazed side elevation windows to either side offering views towards the River Itchen and cruise terminal, rooftop views over the city centre, two feature radiators, built-in double wardrobe, high ceiling, recessed lighting, coving, door to:-Ensuite Wet room style with two identical shower units with over sized shower heads, his and hers wash hand basins, fitted mirror, close coupled WC, tiled floor, double glazed side elevation window with views towards Southampton Water, heated towel rail, feature glass blockwork, recessed lighting, high ceiling.Bedroom Two17'4" (5.28m) x 17'4" (5.28m) into bed recess. Two double glazed side elevation windows with roof top views across the city centre, two double built-in wardrobes, coving, feature spiral radiator, high ceiling, door to:-Ensuite Fully tiled shower cubicle, vanity unit with inset sink and cupboards under, close coupled WC, double glazed side elevation window, tiled floor, fully tiled walls, double glazed rear elevation window, heated towel rail, high ceiling.Bedroom Three14'6" x 8'10" (4.42m x 2.7m). Feature radiator, double glazed side elevation window with views towards Southampton Water, high ceiling, recessed lighting, coving, door to:-Ensuite Fully tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, vanity unit with inset sink and cupboards under, tiled floor, fully tiled walls, recessed lighting, double glazed side elevation window, heated towel rail.Bedroom Four11'3" (3.43m) into wardrobe x 8'2" (2.5m). Double glazed side elevation window with rooftop views of the city centre, high ceiling, coving, built-in storage cupboards to one wall.Bedroom Five17'6" (5.33m) x 17'3" (5.26m) (An irregular shaped room). Presently used as an additional living room, coving, recessed lighting, recessed lighting, double glazed side elevation window with rooftop views and water views, double glazed double doors to terrace, access to:-Ensuite Double tray fully tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower and body jets, close coupled WC, vanity unit with cupboards under, double glazed side elevation window with river and roof top views, fitted towel rail, sandstone floor, coving, recessed lighting.Bathroom Free standing Phillipe style bath, Phillipe Stark sink and taps with rosewood base incorporating storage cupboards, concealed cistern WC, tiling, double glazed side elevation, heated towel rail, fitted mirror, tiled floor.Outside A particular feature of this apartment is the l-shaped terrace which covers approximately 2, 500 sq ft measuring 93' x 19' and 33'3 x 28'. The terrace is patioed with a hot tub set in decking with wiring for external speakers, free standing planters, shed, outside tap, further decked area and panormaic views across Southampton City Centre and towards Southampton Water. The property comes with three allocated parking spaces which are accessed via remote control gates.