THE new £12million Abbey Sands development has released some of the most expensive apartments in South Devon on to the market costing just under £1million.
The penthouse flats at the top of the former seafront Palm Court building offer some of the best views in the country.
One has already been reserved by someone with Torbay connections and the other is still on the market for £950,000.
John Couch, whose estate agent's company is selling the private apartments in what they describe as 'The English Riviera's most desirable address' said there had already been considerable interest, including phone calls from abroad.
The new building includes 14 luxurious residential apartments and 13 holiday let apartments.
Restaurant group Pierre Bistrot and all-day cafe/bar operators Loungers are already confirmed to be taking units.
Two further apartments have been reserved on level three.
The scheme is expected to be completed this summer.
The self-contained holiday letting apartments on the lower levels will be let by the developer Havard Estates.
John Couch said: "We have sold a penthouse in Imperial Court for slightly more. These are the most expensive currently on the market.
"We have had a lot of interest in the scheme, especially now it has been publicised on the internet, including from overseas.
"Apart from Seaway Court, it is the nearest you can be to the sea.
"The holiday apartments should also be very popular.
"When people can see the whole building, and the glass goes in and they start fitting out it should sell well. The prices we are achieving are reasonably good."