Situated high above the Strand, with views through trees to the Thames embankment, is this immaculate three-bedroom penthouse apartment, completed to an exacting design by Peek Architecture in 2015. Internally, it exceeds 2,300 sq ft, with a private roof terrace and a further 50 sq ft of demised storage space.
The apartment is arranged over the second, third and fourth floors and can be accessed directly by lift to the third floor or by stair. The latter provides entry to the second-floor landing, a large and versatile space with steps that ascend, past beautiful leaded sash windows and an exposed-brick wall, to reach the third floor.
Here, a corridor leads through a glazed doorway, past the lift entrance and a guest WC, culminating in an open space currently used as a study. The three bedrooms are positioned on this level and all have en-suite bath or shower rooms. The master bedroom has both.
The upper level is arranged in a wonderful open plan, blending kitchen, dining and living spaces and looking out through full-height glazing to the south-facing roof terrace. Beyond a glass balustrade is a further unofficial terrace which, though not demised, can only be accessed via the apartment. The kitchen pairs marble worktops with sleek, dark cabinetry and Gaggenau appliances, lit from above by a roof light overhead and windows at the rear. Engineered-oak flooring with underfloor heating extends across the level and there is comfort cooling throughout. Lighting is by Rako.
The apartment is one of only four in Gatti House, an elegant Grade II listed building originally designed by the architect Spencer Chadwick and built in 1886-87. It takes its name from the Gatti Family, founders of a number of remaining institutions on the Strand. Situated next door, the Adelphi Theatre is one of these and Gatti House originally served as its restaurant which was a favourite hangout for Dame Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward among others.
The Strand is defined as the very centre of London and connects Fleet Street with Trafalgar Square, running parallel with the river Thames. Gatti House is situated at a point just south of the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, in an area replete with boutiques, market stalls, and an excellent array of restaurants, bars, cafes and theatres. St Martin’s Lane, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are all minutes’ walk away.
Charing Cross, Covent Garden and Embankment stations are all close by for tube and national rail services and there are numerous bus routes along the Strand.
Lease Length: Approx. 994 years
Service Charge: Approx. £24,000 per annum