Fatigued by Farringdon? Bored of Belgravia? Then we’d suggest copping an apartment in Canaletto, the latest addition of luxury abodes to London’s cityscape. The property’s design has been helmed by Ben van Berkel, the renowned Dutch architect of UNStudio, and is situated in close proximity to Tech City and at the intersection of four of the capital’s most established districts: Islington, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and the City.
Location aside, the edifice also boasts one of the most unique facades found in the UK. The whole block is broken down into a series of three-to-five storey clusters, and the outer shell is made from curving aluminium and glass to create a futuristic aesthetic.
On the inside, things are equally as sleek and shiny as residents will have free reign over the property’s opulent amenities, including a pool (perfect for those looking to get in shape for their Rio beach break), private bar (an ideal location to knock back a whiskey or five) and spa (for when you want to recover from your long evening in the private bar, of course).
The apartments won’t disappoint either – after all, they’ve been curated by Martin Goddard (the man who’s overseen the interiors design of luxury hotels such as The Berkeley), international designer Rients Bruinsma and Wallpaper*.
Kitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furnishings, each room at Canaletto is made for the modern gent; just hang up a Twombly original on the wall and set up your choice of surround sound and you’ll be set. So, the only thing you have to worry about is which floor you want your abode to be situated on.
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