Designed by local architect Alan Camp this is the largest of all the duplex penthouse apartments in Futura House and offers luxury living for professionals working in the centre of town with flexible accommodation (two bedrooms, two reception rooms or three bedrooms, one reception room)
The apartment has a top floor living room with glass doors opening on to its own, private, south facing roof terrace, created for both relaxation and entertaining on a grand scale. The lower floor has a large kitchen/living room with a fully equipped cooking area, a master bedroom with ensuite shower, and a second bedroom and bathroom. There is a guest WC room off the hallway.
The designer fittings include glass and stainless steel lamps on walls and ceilings to cover the place in light and the stylish vertical chrome radiators, look slick, whilst providing very efficient heating. Hard wearing, but elegant matt oiled-oak strip floors are laid throughout the living area.
The generously-sized bedrooms come with fittings continuing the contemporary styling of the living rooms, including a stainless steel and glass centre light and vertical radiator.
The allowance for built-in wardrobes is large enough to cope with dedicated fashion followers, and there is also a data point in the main bedroom.
The shower room walls are fully tiled in contemporary style and the floors are laid with high gloss tiles. The bespoke shower door is in toughened glass. Lighting is provided by recessed low voltage lights that are controlled by sensor, eliminating the need to press a switch. The WC is a clean modern "back to the wall" unit with no visible cistern.
Futura House is the ideal location for workers in the City, Canary Wharf or the West End, being a short walk away from London Bridge and Bermondsey tube stations. Or you could take the healthy option and walk or cycle over nearby Tower Bridge - a cycle store is provided in the basement. Futura House is close to road links to the south including the M25 and M2. The north is readily accessible via Rotherhithe and Blackwall tunnels.
A secure car parking spaces is in the basement car park. London Bridge rail station provides fast links to Kent and Gatwick & Luton Airport, as well as to the North on the Thameslink service. City Airport is easily accessible via the Jubilee Line.
The City is within walking distance whilst the tube, rail and bus links make the West End only minutes away. Bermondsey Spa is close to the bistros, bars and boutiques of Borough and Shad Thames.
In Georgian times, Grange Road was a fashionable resort for London's wealthy and elegant classes, who flocked to take the natural mineral waters from the spring at Bermondsey Spa, where Spa Gardens is today.
A picture gallery featured leading artists of the day, and there were nightly concerts and fireworks displays. Now the area is set to regain its fashionable status. A major regeneration programme is transforming the streets, driving the replacement of drab industrial building with smart new homes and workplaces, and Spa Gardens itself is being landscaped to new designs by leading architects Broadway Malyan to provide youth and play facilities and a new Sure Start centre. Bermondsey Spa is close to the hottest areas of the South Bank, Borough and Shad Thames, with their unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars. Borough Market is now the top fresh food outlet in London, and Bermondsey Antiques Market is famous for its bargains.
Lease: 117 years unexpired
Service Charge: £2,246.62
Ground Rent: £150.00