Glitzy London Thameside penthouse where buyers can arrive by helicopter or sportscar for sale
With VIP members club style interiors the lavish three bedroom 1,904 sq.ft. (176.9 sq.m) penthouse at Vicentia Court by the River Thames, off Bridges Court Road in Battersea, is perfect for making a dazzling entrance by car and helicopter, since the luxury apartment building forms part of Bridges Wharf, built by developer Weston Homes, which incorporates the London Heliport, the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Spa Verta: brought to the market by leading London estate agent DEXTERS.
Located on the tenth and top eleventh floors of Vicentia Court the penthouse offers a main reception room with balcony, designer kitchen, principal bedroom suite with main bathroom and separate private balcony, and on the upper floor two further bedroom suites, both with ensuite shower rooms.
Alongside access to the adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel restaurant and bar and Spa Verta, residents at Vicentia Court benefit from a 24-hour concierge, communal gardens, private security and in the secure underground parking complex the penthouse has two allocated parking bays.
The lower floor of the penthouse features a vast reception room with the living space forming a curving bay with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views over the River Thames, opening onto a large wrap-around balcony. With its coffered ceilings with inset feature lighting, dark tiled flooring and bespoke wallpaper and chandeliers the entertaining space looks like a set for a glamorous music video.
From the chandelier to the bespoke chrome tiled floor to the coffered ceiling, the interiors recall an exclusive private members club and speak of international glamour. One wing of the reception room has a full-wall mirror and provides open space, allowing its use for a home gym, dance studio or mini-nightclub inside the penthouse.
The opulent interior design also includes an indented alcove cocktail bar with feature mirrors. Located off the reception room the fully-fitted designer kitchen comes with bold lipstick red units and cabinets, black marble worktops, feature ceiling lights and breakfast bar.
The lower floor is also home to the principal bedroom suite which incorporates a luxurious ensuite bathroom and private balcony. The bedroom has a white and gold theme with feature chandelier and headband and a bespoke marble-patterned floor. The gold motif continues into the bathroom – the sink, ottoman, window frames, lights, bath rim and taps are all burnished in that colour.
There is a striking mosaic artwork crowning the bath, depicting a bejewelled female in a style that is both contemporary and reminiscent of medieval Arab and Byzantine art. The upper floor contains two further bedroom suites, with white and red rose interior design themes, each with their own ensuite shower rooms.
The wrap-around balcony on the lower floor offers views of the London helipad and panoramas over the River Thames towards Chelsea. The balcony off the main bedroom overlooks Clapham and the leafy districts of south London, and offers a paved sitting space with room for outdoor furniture.
The London Heliport is the oldest and only helicopter terminus in the capital. Built in 1959, in 2003 the heliport was purchased from Harrods by Weston Homes who in 2010 built the Bridges Wharf development around it, including Vicentia Court, creating one of Battersea’s premier Thameside addresses comprising 252 luxury apartments, hotel accommodation, a business centre, heliport facilities, health spa, restaurant and bar. The penthouses within the Bridges Wharf development were specifically designed for owners who want to park sports cars and use helicopters (subject to landing fees and London Heliport’s usual terms and conditions).
Now owned by the Reuben Brothers the London Heliport is predominantly used by privately owned or charted helicopters, ferrying passengers between Battersea and Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted Airports; it also facilitates the capital’s air ambulance and aerial police units.
The Helipad offers the fastest possible trip of 1 hour 25 minutes between London and Paris as well as locations such as Monaco, and for this reason celebrities, businesspeople and heads of state are frequent customers. The helicopter route often facilitates footballers desperate for a last-minute move on transfer deadline day.
Bridges Court Road is on the Thames Riverside path, a direct cycling and walking route into central London, and just three minutes’ walk from the Thames Clipper boat stop. Other local transport links include Clapham Junction (0.6 miles) and Wandsworth Town stations (0.8 miles). Sites in Battersea include the iconic former power station, the famous Cats and Dogs Home, and the 200-acre Battersea Park, home to the London Peace Pagoda.
Jack Hargreaves, Sales Manager at DEXTERS (Battersea) says: “For VIP members club style glamour and the ability to make a stylish entrance, this Battersea penthouse more than fits the bill. The penthouse at Vicentia Court is perfect for making the most of what London has to offer – though its location, Thames views and luxurious living spaces, and is one of just a few luxury homes in Central London where you can arrive by either car and helicopter.”
The penthouse at Vicentia Court on Bridges Court Road is for sale for £2,100,000.