The architecture of London is like no other city in the world. Sleek skyscrapers coexist beside 15th century buildings, and there is no end to what can, and does, get converted into living spaces in this town. Finding a place to live that fits your need and also fits your style is no easy task, we have searched for the best, and most stylish, London apartment for sale to help you in your search for the perfect home. Alternatively, if you just want to dream about where you would pack up and move to should you win the lottery, that’s okay too!
Luxury on the Thames
Imagine waking up to the sounds of lapping waves and a distinct nautical feel. If you have a cool £2 million to spare then you could escape the land based rat race for a luxurious houseboat like no other. The aptly named Flagship is docked in a prime London location nestled on the Chelsea waterfront beside Albert Bridge and across from Battersea Park. With 3,405 square foot of interior living space the boat also includes under floor heating, a patio and most importantly the right to moor at Cadogan Pier.
While houseboat living traditionally conjures up images of portholes, small spaces and even, perhaps, notoriously slum like conditions the Flagship offers a level of luxury that any Londoner would envy. Four bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, open plan reception room, and added home comforts like a Sonos audio system, and a service lift for transporting your Pimm’s and cucumber sandwiches up to one of the three deck terraces makes this particular opportunity a once in a lifetime one! Little of the Flagship’s boating innards remain, save from a steely black anchor hoist that has pride of place on what was once the bow of the former 1915 built, dry cargo boat. From the outside the home is undeniably a boat but the interiors are well appointed and with the exception of the curved windows in the kitchen it would be easy to forget the only a few feet away, and below your feet, run the waters of the Thames. Interested in a non-land based life style? Find out more here.
An Oasis Waiting to be Discovered
While there is no shortage of interesting and unusual conversion in London, new builds have the flexibility of being able to create their own statement and space rather than having to fit the shape of their container. Nowhere is this more obvious than with the impeccably designed Lincoln Square residence’s which are set to become some of the most attractive and sought after London apartments for sale. Ideally situated within walking distance of Covent Gardens, the Strand and Holborn these bespoke homes are perfect for anyone who wants to work and play in the city of London.
Design buffs will sleep well in surroundings the have been crafted by some of the best and brightest designers in the country. The creative minds at Bowler James Brindley, have given their expertise to carefully crafting the interiors of the apartments, with an eye to respecting the historical surroundings of the nearby Lincoln Field Inn and Royal Courts of Justice all while blazing a trail for modern London living.
Lincoln Square has been crafted around a communal green, open to residents only, a stunning garden square that has been expertly landscaped by the award winning firm of Gustafson Porter. Apartments that face the interior of the development will have floor to ceiling window views of this leafy green oasis and all residents will have the opportunity to host events in its lush surroundings.
If the weather turns English (i.e. rains…) residents of Lincoln Square will have no trouble keeping themselves busy with the building’s ample communal amenities. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, a swimming pool, 24-seat cinema, private dining rooms and even a conference room with AV and video conference capabilities are to be found on a dedicated amenities floor. The areas showcase Urquiola’s trademark use of multiple mediums to create a welcoming, yet sophisticated environment, to enjoy your down time
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The Definition of an Urban Conversion
A conversion that is reshaping and reusing London’s industrial heritage in an architecturally inspired way is Gasholders. Residential apartments have been built inside the repurposed frames of a trio of the Kings Cross gasholders. This modern take on old industry has resulted in a thriving home base for London professionals that is close to major travel hubs and, being steps away from St. Pancreas Station, residents can find themselves in continental Europe in little over 2 hours. The canal side location of Gasholders, its delightfully finished roof deck and a fully appointed spa will whisk you away from the stress of London, not to mention the 24-hour concierge that are ready and waiting to help with whatever you need.
Wilkinson Eyre are the architects behind the renovation of this unique London spot and say that “the circular aspect of the gasholders inspired the practice to arrange the apartments around three atria, flooded with light from skylights above”. If living in a light filled, industrial inspired abode is for you, find out more at Gasholders London.