Does your Fulham flatshare have a porte cochère with valet parking? Possibly not. How about a residents’ lounge? Signature restaurant and café? A wellbeing floor, complete with 85 foot swimming pool?
Such things are not the norm. But then, there’s nothing remotely ‘normal’ about Park Modern: the 190,000 square foot luxury development facing south over Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens comprising 52 apartments (ranging from one to six bedrooms), three penthouses and two mews houses, launched by developer Fenton Whelan.
“Fenton Whelan’s new scheme Park Modern has proven to be hugely popular since it launched earlier this month,” says Ian Pidgeon, Partner in the Prime Central London Developments team at Knight Frank.
“There are several reasons for this, including the high-specification and quality of the scheme, the south-facing views over the park, the abundance of outdoor space and the best-in-class amenities are all contributing factors. The relative scarcity of similar choices elsewhere in the area has also made Park Modern highly sought-after and, as a result, buyers are hastening to secure their place in one of London’s best new prime developments.”
So no, Park Modern is not normal. It’s residential luxury on a scale London has scarcely ever seen before; luxury that reaches unprecedented new heights of style, elegance, comfort and jaw-dropping aesthetics.
The luxury accommodation spans nine floors, all of which feature dizzying ceiling heights and floor-to-ceiling glazing opening onto individual private terraces. As views go, these vistas can’t really be beaten; residents will have a front row view of Hyde Park, and can gaze out at the London skyline every morning with their first mug of coffee, imprinting the London Eye on many a retina.
The fluid, modern architecture is no accident. Courtesy of Lee Polisano from PLP Architecture, the wave-like façade was deliberately designed to maximise the views over the ‘green sea’ formed by the trees and neighbouring Hyde Park (plus, it looks more than a little chic).
There are amenities and amenities; and at Park Modern, they’re very much the latter. By this, we mean they give the property a level of luxury that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
The porte cochère is in the covered driveway and opens onto a double-height lobby, which spans the entire depth of the building. In addition to the aforementioned pool, the wellbeing floor boasts a 16 sofa seat cinema, a glass-walled gym and an adjoining spa and leisure suite.
And what would a leisure suite be without a sauna, steam room, treatment room, salon and jacuzzi? A poor sort of leisure suite, in Park Modern’s book; it’s got them all, and more.
Park Modern has elevated luxury living to new, dizzying heights. Why not investigate for yourself? From the looks of the lobby, your cares will blow away as soon as you set foot inside; and those views really are second to none.
Prices at Park Modern start from £2,000,000 for a one bedroom apartment up to £60,000,000 for the main penthouse. For further information on Park Modern, contact joint sole agents Knight Frank and Savills, or visit www.parkmodern.com.
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