Luxury central London property doesn’t come cheap, but it is always guaranteed to be spectacular.
The Montevetro building in London, designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, has been providing a space for wealthy residents to live in a stylish riverside setting since it was opened in 2000, and has since become one of the iconic buildings of the Battersea Reach – almost as much as the Grade 1 Listed Georgian church it overlooks.
The building consists of five connected blocks rising from four storeys, with the river-facing side completely glazed (“Montevetro” being Italian for “Glass Mountain”). Comprising 103 apartments in total, anyone living in the Battersea area must have wondered at some point what the properties are like on the inside – and now estate agent Savills has provided us with a peek into the three-bedroom apartment on the seventh floor.
Luxury is apparent from the moment you step through the doors of the apartment, as you are greeted by mahogany floors, hand-painted walls and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the Thames. The spacious opening hallway, which links all the major rooms in the apartment, has been designed to emphasise the open, airy nature of the property, and leads into a double reception/dining room that offers plenty of space for entertaining. Special mention must go to the kitchen, which features integrated Miele appliances and a perfectly-situated breakfast bar with spectacular views over the river below. It’s the ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee – or if it’s warm outside, step out onto the balcony to get a bit of sun.
The master bedroom is as tastefully-appointed as the rest of the property, with large built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom, while the two other double bedrooms are complemented by adjacent bath and shower rooms. Additionally, the property’s underfloor heating and comfort cooling is provided via an energy-efficient system.
All this is offered in a living complex that has no shortage of amenities itself. The Montevetro Building offers access to a 24-hour concierge, a tennis court, gymnasium, sauna and steam room – as well as two secure parking spaces and store rooms for residents. If a life of luxury in the middle of London is your goal, places like Montevetro are where you need to look – and for the rest of us, we can but dream!
Available at Savills.