Listing of the Day
Location: Islington, London
Price: £3.5 million (US$4.8 million)
With high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple terraces, this 28th-floor apartment in the recently completed Canaletto building in London’s “Tech City” area features panoramic views.
This is one of the few remaining apartments in the building’s Beaumont Collection, a group of three-bedroom apartments on the 24th to 28th floors.
Curving frames on the triangular building’s façade group stories together, reflecting the architect’s goal of creating a sense of community among residents.
“The concept of clustering several floors together established a group of ‘vertical communities’,” said architect Ben van Berkel in a release.
“We wanted to design a building that could be appreciated at several different scales; from a distance in the neighboring boroughs, as well as a telescoping-in to a new reading at the pedestrian scale,” Mr. van Berkel said.
He sought to design a building that could be appreciated from a variety of perspectives: at the street level, from the pedestrian’s point of view, as well as at a distance, Mr. van Berkel said.
On the 28th floor of the 31-story building, this 1,916-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Canaletto was designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio and completed in July 2017; the building is his first major project in the U.K.
Wallpaper* and interior designer Rients Bruinsma each crafted interiors in such a way as to integrate materials such as natural stone and timber with the thoroughly contemporary aesthetic of the building’s exterior.
The building has won numerous architectural awards, including three International Property Awards, and it was a finalist at the 2016 World Architecture Festival.
Four floors down from this apartment, residents can take advantage of Club Canaletto, which offers stunning views of London as well as food and refreshments.
The building also has a gym, a 15-meter pool, a spa, and a 15-seat private theater with gaming equipment. Residents also have access to 24-hour hotel-style concierge services.
The building is one of a handful of new, high-rise luxury residential buildings in the developing area along City Road in East London’s Tech City.
Canaletto, right next to the Regent’s Canal, sits at the junction of four well-established, attractive London neighborhoods.
Located in upscale Islington, with trendy, artistic Shoreditch and Hoxton to the east, historic Clerkenwell to the southwest, and the business-centric City to the south, the most dynamic districts of London are just a short distance away from this architecturally unique “vertical community.”
Agent: Naomi Minegishi, Knight Frank
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