A sublime second floor apartment in a landmark South Bank Building.
This distinctive building close is to the river along the South Bank and it’s widely acknowledged that it started something of a residential renaissance back in the day. What’s more impressive, however, is its ability to keep its residents for the long term. The turnover of tenancies is at a minimum, so nice spaces are at a real premium. It’s simply a nice place to be; well looked after and well run, especially by the super-efficient porters on the front desk.
This particular light-filled home takes in some exceptional views of the Tate Modern through its east-facing, double height windows, not only from the recently refurbished open plan lower level, but also from the two mezzanine bedrooms up the spiral staircase. The attention to detail up here is phenomenal: what was once a standard mezzanine is now two bedrooms and two en-suites with a riot of technical features, including internal glazing that can be made opaque at the touch of a button.
One thing this space doesn’t do however, is lose its identity as an industrial apartment. There are still plenty of factory features to keep any potential loft dweller happy.
When the weather allows, you can enjoy a bit of zen in the communal courtyard; a surprisingly serene area, considering how central this building is.
And that’s the point really; if your urban adventure is all about good food and good times in a prime Central London locale, living here will deliver your desires in spades. There’s an almost never-ending list of social haunts within yards of home, not to mention that you can stroll to the City via the Millennium Bridge in just a couple of minutes.
Bankside Lofts, Hopton Street, SE1