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Location: London, UK
Price: £1.41 million (US$1.68 million)
This stunning two bedroom apartment at Westwood House in Chelsea Creek was designed by the London design studio Lucarna, which was inspired by the landscapes of California, according to Stephen Kirwan, listing agent and general manager of St George.
Lucarna aimed to create a feeling of being transported to the Sunshine State upon entering the apartment, using a palette of soothing yellows and pinks reminiscent of the sunset. “The house not only captures natural light, but also creates the illusion of a warmer day inside the flat, which is something we all need sometimes to live in London,” Mr Kirwan said.
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Chelsea Creek is a collection of waterfront apartments integrated into a larger development which includes a range of luxury shops, restaurants and leisure facilities for use by residents and the public.
More than half of the development is dedicated to open space, with flower-filled lawns, landscaped gardens, tree-lined avenues and walkways along the winding canal.
“You could almost forget you’re in London strolling along the canals or sitting among the trees in the beautifully landscaped gardens,” according to Maraminta Louis, interior designer at Lucarna. “We sought to echo that serenity and warmth in the design of this apartment.”
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The 864 square foot unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom and is on the third floor of Westwood House.
While the unit has a balcony and a home office, the Chelsea Creek development offers its residents a host of amenities, including 24-hour concierge services and a security and management team. on-site, as well as a movie theater and Wi-Fi-enabled residents’ lounge.
An enviable collection of wellness amenities include an indoor heated pool, treatment room, Scandinavian-style sauna and steam room, and fitness center.
The landscaped gardens at Chelsea Creek were designed to reflect the aesthetic of the Chelsea Flower Show, “with an emphasis on form, texture and color”, Mr Kirwan said. There are peaceful green seating areas to relax in and the carefully designed plantings bloom all year round.
Chelsea Creek includes 1,239 new homes, restaurants and shops, cycle paths, river walks and 15 acres of open green space and landscaped gardens overlooking the River Thames. It is built on London’s first man-made canal in more than 90 years, according to Mr Kirwan, and is modeled after those in Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
The location is right in the heart of Chelsea, right next to Imperial Wharf station and the Design Centre, and minutes from the shopping paradise of King’s Road. Chelsea is one of central London’s premier areas, offering a wide range of high-end shopping, vibrant nightlife and fine dining, including Michelin-starred restaurants.
From Imperial Wharf station, a Skytrain connects England’s busiest rail interchange at Clapham Junction just four minutes away, offering services to London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
Agent: Stephen Kirwan, St George, Berkeley Group
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