To respond to the London property market’s demand for super-prime waterside property, Ronson Capital Partners launched an exclusive, duplex penthouse at Riverwalk, its new development on the north bank of the River Thames. It offers a rare opportunity to purchase a unique riverside apartment in the historic heart of Westminster, the political powerhouse of the United Kingdom.
Due to Riverwalk’s unique location overlooking the infamous MI6 building, the lighting was rigged from the property for the spectacular river chase scene in the latest Bond film, ‘Spectre.’ Made to measure for a debonair international man of mystery such as James Bond, Riverwalk is an elegant collection of 116 riverfront homes on Millbank in Westminster. It features a 6,000 sq ft penthouse spanning the 16th and 17th floors, which is arranged to make the most of the spectacular views across London and sets a new benchmark in luxury design and contemporary living.
Designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, Riverwalk comprises two buildings with interlocking curves inspired by the river below. The interiors, by Spinocchia Freund with Lisa Ronson, have been thoughtfully designed to complement the architecture, whilst reflecting the rich and distinguished heritage of Westminster with the finest materials.
Features such as the sweeping staircase and rotundas at either end of the apartment mirror the building’s curvaceous façade and bring the light and views into the heart of the home. The result is a breath-taking penthouse that reads harmoniously with the context of the building and riverside location.
There are 360 degree views from the penthouse, capturing iconic landmarks across the River Thames, Westminster, the City and the South Bank, including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard and St Pauls.
Two lifts open directly onto a wood panelled hallway showcasing specially commissioned works of art. The main living space flows around the southern facade of the building, from the study through to the living room, dining room and kitchen.
The bespoke kitchen by Boffi features wooden doors, a Calcutta Oro worktop and concealed Gaggenau appliances. There is also an adjacent service kitchen with an additional fridge, freezer and dishwasher to make entertaining easy.
The penthouse has five en-suite bedrooms, including a master suite arranged around a wood-panelled rotunda with a Calcutta Oro marble, book matched floor. The bathrooms all feature hand-picked stones, such as the white Statuarietto marble in the en-suite bathrooms and the Silver Wave marble feature in the master bathroom.
The penthouse has just under 2,500 sq ft of outside space, including a south-facing roof terrace and a balcony in the master suite. The external landscaping, which was designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner and judge Stephen Woodhams, also takes its cues from the architecture and location with the use of organic materials, shapes and colours.
Lisa Ronson, Commercial Director of Ronson Capital Partners and Founder of Lisa Ronson Home, which is behind Riverwalk’s interior focus on light, space and organic shapes said: “This penthouse is the jewel in the crown of Riverwalk. We have given every detail careful consideration to create a spacious, luxurious and light-filled home, with a unique sense of serene and calm in a bustling city. The features and materials in the penthouse have a sophisticated style that befits its location, but the most outstanding feature is the captivating 360-degree view of London.”
Residents at Riverwalk also benefit from hotel-style facilities, including a concierge service provided by Harrods Estates, fitness suite with a pilates and yoga studio, underground parking and 24-hour security. They are also within walking distance of some of London’s most notable landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. With Green Park, St James’ Park and Hyde Park just short walks away, Riverwalk is surrounded by the best of London’s green spaces, whilst multiple transport links ensure the property is connected to the rest of the city.