London is awash with spectacular properties, and following the lifting of all UK travel rules, it is now much easier for travellers to come and see them.
The National's London luxury property series serves to whet the appetite of buyers, and this month the featured property is a sight for "soaring" eyes.
The key details
The show apartment, 11.02, is a three-bedroom, 2,923 square foot flat that sits on the 11th floor of Hyde Park's tallest residential building. It overlooks the central London park, offering residents unparalleled views through the picture-frame, curved windows that run along the length of the apartment.
What's the story?
Award-winning interior design firm David Collins Studio conceptualised the apartment with guest curation from design editor Nick Vinson of Vinson&Co. The entrance lobby and hallway sets the tone with a Wedgwood Jasperware-inspired, floral artwork that unfolds through the 10-metre-long hallway.
From the kitchen, residents can look across the paths which strike through Hyde Park and beyond to Kensington.
Responding to the surroundings, the dining and living spaces feature a palette of yellows, silvers and golds, and the large dining table is crafted by Sebastian Cox from a felled London plane tree sourced from a local park.
Other striking pieces include custom-designed klismos dining chairs, lacquered in yellow and upholstered in soft yellow mohair by designer Bruno Triplet.
The principal bedroom has been upholstered in Loro Piana’s Shaded Cloud cashmere-wool fabric, along with the bedroom furniture and curtains. Couture embroiderer Geraldine Larkin has also been commissioned to create a unique applique artwork comprising three shades of Loro Piana cashmere-wool for the bedroom.
The second and third bedrooms are colour-blocked in teal hues and indigo blues, respectively.
Design highlights in the second bedroom include a custom-designed bed with a teal velvet headboard, which extends to the ceiling, commissioned still life artworks by London artists Jessica Rose Bird and emerging talent Sam Wood and a Brutalist iron wall mirror from the 1950s.
In the third bedroom, the walls are lined with indigo raw silk and the white beech timber bed creates a focal point for the room.
What the broker says
What makes the property stand out from the crowd?
The Bryanston, a project designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, occupies a prominent park-side position with superb, panoramic views of Hyde Park.
Featuring an 18-storey curved tower and large panoramic windows, the apartments have been specially designed to maximise the views, overlooking 142 hectares of protected, historic parkland in the heart of the city.
This feature is one of The Bryanston’s standout qualities, and is quite unique when compared to what else is currently available on the market.
Are there similar homes in London?
There is nothing quite like The Bryanston available in London currently. The tower is London’s tallest residential building to directly overlook Hyde Park, making the property unique and unparalleled in terms of the 360º views and West End positioning.
What kind of buyer would the property most suit?
Parkside views naturally command a premium and, for many global buyers, there is nothing more exclusive than an uninterrupted view of a royal park. In Knight Frank’s latest Global Buyer Survey, 55 per cent of respondents said views of nature factored into the type of property they would choose.
Anyone who values exceptional design, panoramic views and best-in-class amenities will instantly feel an affinity with The Bryanston.
Why is now a good time to buy in London?
The pandemic has not altered London’s status as a global safe haven, and the city remains an excellent place to invest. Demand for property in the capital is growing. The number of offers accepted in February was 99 per cent higher than the five-year average, which underlines the strength of the sales pipeline in the capital. Supply is picking up gradually but struggling to keep pace, meaning those who buy now will be in a very strong position.
Rupert des Forges, Head of Prime Central London Developments, Knight Frank