High living: The Penthouse at Belvedere Gardens in London

High living: The Penthouse at Belvedere Gardens in London

The Penthouse at Belvedere Gardens, part of London’s prestigious Southbank Place revamp, has launched, and the views are some of the city’s best

Stepping inside The Penthouse at Belvedere Gardens in London, you’re met by some of London’s most striking views. Set on the new development of Southbank Place, this apartment interior design has been orientated towards some of the capital’s finest vistas – spanning the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, and the waters of the River Thames through to the City of London. The space’s architecture, crafted by studio Goddard Littlefair, is no less special, combining contemporary flair, sharp style and domestic comfort. 

The penthouse is an expansive apartment, all on one level, featuring an array of living spaces in a fairly open plan sequence, which is cleverly broken down by smart partitions – such as a bespoke fireplace design – so each corner can feel warm and inviting, and more private if it needs to be. The interior also includes two kitchens, four bedrooms, walk-in dressing rooms, a study and several bathrooms. Occupying the whole of the tenth floor at Belvedere Gardens, the penthouse boasts 360-degree views, so each of the rooms has a unique perspective on London’s skyline. A private terrace helps make the most of the panorama. 

kitchen of Belvedere Gardens at Southbank Place
The kitchen at Belvedere Gardens penthouse

Goddard Littlefair is also behind the design for the development’s further 97 residences beneath, as well as Belvedere Gardens’ state-of-the-art health club and other residents’ amenities (there’s a communal lounge with a spacious terrace to boot, and a hair and beauty studio, for example). 

The Penthouse at Belvedere Gardens’ main living space features a double-height ceiling. Yet, smart interior design and carefully chosen fabrics, colours and furniture make the room feel more cosy and comfortable than gallery-like. Triple-glazed windows help ensure quiet from central London’s hustle and bustle, while bespoke details, such as the tailor-made Patagonia-stone dining table, add to the sense of luxury. Statement pieces, such as the chandeliers and specially commissioned artwork, elevate the interior throughout.

‘Our initial concept for the penthouse started with a [discussion] to share ideas and construct the narrative for the project, beginning with imagining the future resident and creating a personality for them. The influence of their culture and lifestyle can be seen through personal touches throughout the home that come together to create an enchanting apartment that represents the best of London and provides endless spaces to relax, work and entertain,’ says Goddard Littlefair’s Matthew Freeman. §

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