An elegant duplex apartment, located within a landmark refurbished Edwardian building, known as The Parliamentarian at 3 Matthew Parker Street near Parliament Square, in the heart of Westminster in the famous division-bell district, has been brought to the market with DEXTERS.

The Parliamentarian is a grand Edwardian era former commercial building, which got its name because it is located within the Westminster division-bell district which is the most popular location for MPs to own or let pied-à-terres. In 2003 the building was completely refurbished, modernised and converted into luxury apartments by The Berkeley Group, to designs by award winning architectural practice Rolfe Judd. The result was a new luxury residential address for Westminster providing a collection of new contemporary apartments behind a retained Edwardian brick and terracotta façade with an impressive main entrance and tall arched windows.

The duplex apartment at The Parliamentarian is available for sale at £1,499,999 and provides 1,052 sqft (97.7 sqm) of accommodation including a spacious reception room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms complete with an attractive and vibrant interior-design scheme. Located in the heart of Westminster, this central London home (located on the fifth and sixth floor) benefits from secure parking, a 24-hour porter and has been recently refurbished to a high specification.

The duplex apartment is arranged with the reception room and kitchen on the fifth floor, with the two bedroom suites on the sixth level. Off the main entrance to the apartment is the staircase and to the other side a spectacular open plan fully fitted designer kitchen with sleek high gloss black units and cabinets, granite worktops and integrated appliances, with part of the granite countertop doubling up as a spacious breakfast/dining bar. The kitchen has slab marble flooring.

The kitchen opens onto the spacious reception room which benefits from an abundance of natural illumination from two sash windows. The living area has a plush cream-grey carpet which complements the cosy seating area creating a perfect venue for relaxation or entertaining.

To one side of the living area is a striking gold-effect feature wall, indicative of the vibrant and stylish flair of the interiors, matched by golden up-lighters and sumptuous draped curtains. A guest WC/cloakroom and built-in storage unit under the stairwell complete the accommodation on the lower floor.

The sixth floor provides the sleeping accommodation comprised of two elegantly decorated double bedrooms, each carrying through the luxurious colour palette and high-quality finishing found throughout the stylish property. The neutral flooring and walls are complemented by the rich warmth of gold accents and dark wood, while mirrored built-in storage add depth and dimension to the space. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

With its proximity to London landmarks such as St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace, the area surrounding The Parliamentarian at 3 Matthew Parker Street is steeped in history. Matthew Parker Street, which is also home to Conservative Party Central Office, is located in the heart of the division-bell district of Westminster, defined as anywhere in Westminster within an eight-minute dash of the House of Commons.

The division-bell district got its name because many homes, public houses and hotels within its radius were equipped with bells to alert MPs to return to cast their votes at the end of long debates.

The influx of newly elected MPs into Westminster after each general election always heralds a flurry of additional demand for properties within the traditional Westminster division-bell boundary. All MPs are given office space within Westminster, but many, especially those from constituencies a long way away from London, also choose to acquire a pied-à-terre in the Westminster division-bell area.

There are currently a hundred or so MPs who live within the division-bell district of Westminster and Matthew Parker Street, Vincent Square and Smith Square are amongst the most popular addresses for pied-à-terres with politicans, senior civil servants, political lobbyists and other affluent political consultants.

Carmen-Anne Champney-Warrener, Head of Flat Sales at DEXTERS (Westminster) says: “This fantastic property is immaculately presented, having been refurbished to a very high specification, and is located in the heart of Westminster. The Matthew Parker Street address is special as it is within the famous division-bell district which is particularly popular with MPs and other consultants and civil servants who work in the House of Commons. The address is also close to St. James’s Park, Parliament Square and Buckingham Palace so you are really on the doorstep of some of the most iconic London landmarks.”