If you’ve got Dreams of owning a penthouse apartment by the river, now may be your chance – thanks to a former member of Fleetwood Mac. Christine McVie, one of three main vocalists and the keyboardist in the legendary band, is selling her £3.45m penthouse in Battersea, south London.
Riverside One, Battersea, £3.45m
Riverside One packs in 2,200sqft of living space and is at the top of a building designed by starchitect Norman Foster’s firm Foster & Partners. Designers of The Gherkin, City Hall and the Millennium Bridge, the architects recently won their third RIBA Stirling Prize for the Bloomberg building in the City of London.
This penthouse, on the other hand, was built as part of a mixed use development along the river that includes Foster & Partners’ offices. Filled with natural light, the floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of its triple aspect views of Battersea and Albert bridges. Nearby is Battersea Power Station, which is set to become Apple’s new HQ in London as well as a huge shopping and entertainment district. The extension of the Northern Line will also bring a new Tube stop into the area, further cementing its status as a good place to invest.
This gated development ensures privacy and the home comes with two underground parking spaces, as well as access to a 24-hour concierge service. A private lift carries the prospective homeowner up to the property, which has 95 years remaining on its lease.
A contemporary open plan kitchen, dining and living space greets arrivals, with integrated technology, such as appliances by Miele and Gaggenau and, as you’d expect, a Sonos music system.
This leads into three double bedrooms, two of which have ensuite bathrooms, while comfort cooling keeps the temperature at an optimum throughout the year.
Riverside One is on sale with Henry & James Belgravia. Call 020 7235 8861