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Heron tower:Luxury living at 36 storeys high.

These two luxury penthouses sit on the 36th floor of the sleek Heron tower, and have a combined net worth of £30million.

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There are luxury homes, and then there are homes that take living the high-life to a whole new level, like the Heron penthouses. The dreamy apartments rising above the Square Mile have been designed with the highest aspirations of architecture and design. Both North and South penthouses feature striking master suites containing a dressing room and an en-suite lavish bathroom with black marble surfaces, exquisite living spaces with floor to ceiling windows and fully kitted, state-of-the-art kitchens. Each penthouse also boasts a covered courtyard with a retractable roof, introducing light and accentuating the space within these airy modern residences. Additionally, both penthouses benefit from the facilities offered at The Heron, including a 24-hour concierge service, a private residents club, a landscaped garden terrace, cinema and gym.

Overlooking the stunning views of some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, sits the 6,000sq ft South penthouse of the Heron Tower, valued at £18million. Split over two floors, the South penthouse features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, four reception areas, a large kitchen, a guest cloakroom, a glass-walled balcony, the cinema room and the covered courtyard.

The entrance to the South penthouse is a dramatic, marble-clad hall with metallic finishes, starring a statement staircase. On your right is the cinema room, filled with David Linley leather armchairs, boys’ toys and a huge plasma screen. The open plan living space features dark herringbone wood flooring coupling a monochrome palette with bursts of fiery orange, lime green, mustard yellows and metallic finishes. The living room gives way to a balcony with an impressive bird’s eye view of London’s historic financial powerhouse.

The large kitchen has a classically lavish feel, with an Italian Bianco quartz stone splash-back and island unit and bronzed finishes. Although its difficult to imagine the owners doing much cooking, especially having Sushisamba in the same building, it’s finished to the highest specifications, equipped with Boffi designed cabinetry and Gaggeneau appliances.

Moving up a floor is the inviting Master and its irresistible dressing room. Its en-suite introduces an indulging haven adorned in dark smoky quartz and black granite lit with a design-led lighting. But the real standout is the uber chic interior courtyard adjacent to the Master bedroom. Following a white palette, which gives it a contemporary feel, a feathery arc lamp and orange block prints give it a definite 60s vibe. An enormous sofa sits in the middle of the room, beneath the retractable roof, which lets the elements flood in when open and gives residents a chance to enjoy London’s sporadic good weather in a sheltered environment.

The Heron is part of this high-rise revolution that has dominated London’s skyline in the last 5 years. The slender 46-floor building is the largest residential tower to be built in the City over the past 30 years, since the Barbican. Taking two years to build, 97 per cent of the 285 apartments sold before completion.


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