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One Blackfriars is home to The Lansetti or the ‘Vase’ which is a truly outstanding addition to London’s iconic skyline. This awe-inspiring structure, a tribute to Timo Sarpaneva’s Lansetti II vase design c. 1952, not only brings the exclusivity of living in an aesthetically beautiful architectural sculpture but also offers a sublime luxury London lifestyle. With 274 opulent apartments culminating with the breath-taking five floor penthouse, The Lansetti enjoys commanding views of the Thames, the Tower of London, St Paul’s and the City.
The project, designed by the Rochdale-born architect Ian Simpson was built by Berkeley Homes brand St George.
“The asymmetrical vase gave me the notion that the edges of a building could be smooth and dynamic rather than rectangular and multifaceted,” Simpson says. There isn’t a single straight line on the building – in contrast to the Gherkin, which appears rounded but in reality has only one piece of curved glass on the whole tower.
The Kensington Suite interiors were created by Tara Bernard and Partners, the firm responsible for the redesign of the InterContinental Hotels Group. Light floods into the living area through the floor-to-ceiling windows and there’s a private gym with south-facing views. The sky garden juts out over the Thames on the other side of the apartment.
The 2,500 sq ft, three-bedroom show home is kitted out in Italian marble, Atlantic Lava stone and a polished Greek Venato Dark marble.
Underneath the building is a three-floor basement which houses the spa, gym, cinema, golf simulator and winery. The Harrods concierge service will be on tap 24/7 along with valet parking.