London – View from the Top

Instead of standing on a windswept riverside path, take in the views of London through the large glass window of your newly built London penthouse apartment, several storeys up.

Ben Madden, Director of estate agents Fine & Country, explains why he thinks penthouse living is so appealing: “Many people aspire to live in a penthouse, ranging from downsizers whose children have flown the nest and require something more fitting to their lifestyle, to international investors. The most attractive advantages of a penthouse are the increased security, the significantly larger outside space and often spectacular views. For those that are looking for high specification, a premium finish, and fantastic views, penthouses often make the shortlist.”

James Cohen, New Homes Associate at Knight Frank also adds that “the appeal is having the premier apartment in what is already a highly sought-after address – a great example of this is the new Gasholders penthouse at Kings Cross. Penthouses – such as this one – usually have a highly considered and bespoke specification, and are often the largest in the building. They come with great spaces for entertaining and impressive views. Buyers at this level want their property to feel luxurious and special, with best in class interior design and a desirable selection of residents’ amenities – a penthouse ticks all the boxes.”

Solly Strickland is Sales & Marketing Executive at Nest Seekers International. Solly explains that some buyers of prime central London locations will make a purchase without even viewing the property: “For a certain type of buyer who has reached a level of success in life, it is the penthouse apartment that tops things off, literally! Who wouldn’t want to live in a penthouse? I would say that for the elite wealth it is either a stand-alone penthouse or blue-chip townhouse that are the two most popular searches.” 

Of course, penthouses come with a premium price tag, but do they represent good value for money and how do they perform against other types of property? To view the full article click here.

Gardens in the Sky

With an expansive outdoor area, peaceful lush balcony including private garden, and incredible sweeping views across Canary Wharf and wider London, the penthouse at Wardian’s West Tower is a haven of peace and beauty in the heart of London. 

This impressive dual aspect duplex apartment is located on the 48th and 49th floors of the development, with far-reaching southerly and westerly views. The property comprises an open-plan kitchen living area with breakfast bar island, toilet, wrap around terrace, and two double bedrooms with built-in storage, both boasting en suite bathrooms. It also offers two parking spaces. Wardian residents will also benefit from 24/7 concierge, 25m pool, roof garden and observatory, cinema, gym and business lounge.

Owners will also benefit from the work of a private gardener who will recreate their vision for their Wardian private balcony garden, filling it with everything they love, and creating the ultimate outdoor space to suit their needs and ideas. 

Wardian is a point of relaxation and tranquillity, making it the ideal location for those wanting to remain in London but step away from the hustle and bustle of the busy capital.

£1.8m / €1.98m / $2.3m
Johns & Co.

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