ANY self-respecting master of the universe wants one thing more than any other in a home – spectacular views of the City, so that he or she can relax after a hard day’s deal-making and survey their territory. You couldn’t possibly do better than the penthouse at the Benbow Walk development on New Globe Walk on the South Bank. From one side you can gaze on the dome of St Paul’s, while from the other side the Gherkin, Heron, Tower 42 and Barbican all jut up from the jumble of offices beyond Southwark Bridge. It looks good in the day, but at night is absolutely stunning.
With 5,000 sq ft of space over three floors, this is no shoe-box, and has four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and a study with a balcony that looks out over the Thames, and a Westward-facing terrace from the living room that give you those Square Mile views.
The flat is a joy for minimalists, with huge windows and lots of clean white lines, including curved girders in the rooftops that will appeal to “form is function” types. Fixtures and fittings are to the highest spec – the developer bought the property as a shell and then kitted it out to Cityboy standard, and the long, narrow kitchen has an elegant sweep of wood along one side.
Of course, the location is also beyond handy for those who like a spot of culture – the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern are on the doorstep, while Borough Market is just a short stroll away.
The commute isn’t bad either: all you have to do is wander over the Millennium Bridge, which of course gets you right onto the Central Line at St Paul’s. For those heading further afield, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Blackfriars and Southwark are also on the doorstep. The quintessential City penthouse.
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