If it’s to-die-for views you’re after while living in London, Canaletto — the new luxury skyscraper development — could be for you. The 31-story tower on the banks of the Regent’s Canal opened its doors to the public last week, with the marketing suite showcasing the latest in five-star waterside living.
Scheduled for completion in 2015, the tower will comprise of 190 apartments ranging from studios to large three-bedroom premier units and one penthouse. It will also boast facilities like a swimming pool, gym, spa, cinema, 24th-story residents’ club with terrace, and a restaurant on the ground floor that will be open to the public. The residents' club’s terrace will offer fantastic views of London and an intimate area boasting a fireplace and fully-equipped bar, creating an ideal space for relaxed business meetings or leisure activities.
Canaletto has been designed by renowned Dutch architect Professor Ben van Berkel, founder of Amsterdam-based UNStudio, and best known for the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Raffles City in Hangzhou, Scotts Tower in Singapore and the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. The tower is designed with a unique curving façade of aluminum and glass that breaks the volume into a series of three-to-five-story clusters.
“Canaletto will appeal to a wide range of potential home-buyers who are looking for state-of-the-art amenities, an incredible location and a unique aesthetic. Canaletto is a self-contained community that will redefine high-rise living in London,” said Aref Lahham, Managing Director and Founding Partner of Orion Capital Managers, L.P.
Canaletto will also offer high-quality services including hotel-style concierge assistance with the handling of everything from restaurant reservations to theater tickets and travel arrangements to dry cleaning. Studios will initially go on sale from around USD $811,950, while one- and two-bedroom apartments will cost anywhere from approximately USD $1.2M and USD $1.3M respectively.
Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 13 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK. Carol is currently the group editor at TNT Multimedia, which has magazines in London, Australia and New Zealand. She previously worked at national newspaper website the Mail Online well as writing for a host of other publications. She has also ...(Read More)