FOR sun worshippers and al fresco diners, it’s the Leeds waterside apartment that puts others in the shade.
Boasting two spacious balconies, with panoramic views of both the city and the river, this top-floor penthouse at Merchants Quay, East Street, is now up for sale for the first time in 18 years.
It has been launched to market through the Leeds city centre office of Linley & Simpson with an asking price of £400,000.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom, sixth-floor apartment has twin balconies that take rooftop living to new heights.
Linley & Simpson sales manager Andy Bonner said: "Both terraces can be accessed from the lounge.
"The principal one measures 30ft by 10ft, meaning it can be used as a city garden as well as for alfresco dining, entertaining guests or simply relaxing over the summer months.
"The second terrace, which can also be reached from both bedrooms, stretches 43ft in length and offers spectacular panoramic views.
"They form a striking feature of an apartment that is beautifully presented and spacious, following a small refurbishment throughout.
"Spanning over 953 sqft, it occupies a triple aspect position - therefore offering unrivalled views to the east, south and west, from several floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors."
The penthouse has been launched to market as waterside living enjoys a resurgence in Leeds.
Linley & Simpson has just completed the sale of a two-bed apartment in Magellan House - the first listing of a £500,000 property in the sought-after Leeds Dock development since the economic crash."
Andy added: "That was a landmark listing in the continuing renaissance of riverside living in general, and Leeds Dock in particular.
"It represents a good barometer of the strength of the market and how far Leeds has travelled in its recovery from those economic pressures.
"It's also a clear signal of the appeal that waterside homes still command in the Leeds marketplace."