Open House: London Penthouse

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    The exclusivity of this riverfront Watermans Gardens Penthouse is hard to match – overlooking the River Thames and the garden of London’s emerging cultural hub, Greenwich Peninsula. Designed by Pilbrow and Partners and Conrad & Partners, the apartment has also felt the touch of Cereal magazine’s Creative Director. Out of the collaboration of a bunch of creatives, a unique London Penthouse has been born and ready to host some very lucky Londoners.

    ARCHITECTURE Pilbrow and Partners | INTERIOR Conran & Partners | AGENT Aucoot

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    The three-bedroom apartment resides in what was once an industrial district, now a revitalised cultural hotspot. Gentle material homage to these rustic roots surfaces in an entirely elegant manner; black joinery, lacquered brass and marble resting on polished concrete. But there is no subtlety to capturing the views this area knows well with full-width, floor-to-ceiling windows wrapping the cantilevered living space. There’s even opportunity to extend the culinary experience outside, as the kitchen folds onto the large terrace. Guests can spill from the indoor living to the outdoor and on warmer days, be entertained with the built-in barbecue.

    Thanks to Conrad & Partner’s dedication to light, form and texture, every inch of the penthouse has design on its side. Dispersed around the river outlook is a blend of contemporary and unique furniture: Fritz Hansen PK54 Table, Børge Mogensen Chairs and a Martin Visser Sofa Bed. Placed in-between are abstract prints and paintings, forming a formidable designer collection. With the moody palette of grey shades and dark timber, we could pinpoint plenty of quiet corners to enjoy a good view.

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    The Penthouse tops a Peninsula community of shared amenities. You’d hardly find a reason to leave with access to private workspaces, a cinema room, the gym and shared spaces for a bite to eat or something to drink. More broadly, the Greenwich Peninsula area is an evolving ‘new’ part of London, with the city’s future at the forefront. The area has been substantially redeveloped by a collection of forward-thinking architects to form an ideal community of public gardens and artworks, shops and easy access to public transport. It’s an exciting modern community we’d sure want to be apart of if we could return to this London Penthouse every evening.

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