Are you strug­gling to achieve the per­fect work/life bal­ance? Find­ing that you are spend­ing half of your life, squeez­ing on to an of­ten late and packed com­muter train? There is an­other op­tion. What if at the end of the work­ing day you could be re­lax­ing in your own spa­cious Zone 1 flat de­signed by the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Con­ran + Part­ners, with views of the Lon­don sky­line and the best of Lon­don’s cul­ture and nightlife on your doorstep? This is ex­actly what is avail­able to dis­cern­ing buy­ers at Blake Tower, the fourth build­ing that makes up the iconic Bar­bican Es­tate, which has been com­pletely re­freshed and brought to life in a stylish, con­tem­po­rary way by lead­ing de­vel­oper Redrow. Of­fer­ing a col­lec­tion of 74 art-in­spired suites, one, two and three bed­room apart­ments and pent­houses in a Grade II listed build­ing, it has been de­signed in a mid-cen­tury style re­fined for the mod­ern home­owner. As many know, a well-cho­sen pied-à-terre, in an at­trac­tive lo­ca­tion, can be both en­joy­able to live in and a good long-term in­vest­ment. What makes the coolest pieds-à-terre is ones that tend to have the kind of views that will make you the envy of your friends. That is ex­actly what Blake Tower of­fers to­day’s buy­ers. The apart­ments at Blake Tower epit­o­mise the no­tion of mid-cen­tury Bru­tal­ism reimag­ined and have been thought­fully de­signed to be in keep­ing with their his­tor­i­cal sur­round­ings. Apart­ments range in size from 450 square feet to 1,469 square feet and pro­vide breath-tak­ing views of Lon­don’s iconic sky­line with the Lon­don Eye and The Shard to the south and Wem­b­ley, home of English foot­ball, to the north. As with ev­ery­thing in prop­erty, lo­ca­tion mat­ters and Blake Tower is hard to beat, rep­re­sent­ing a utopian ideal for in­ner-city liv­ing. Res­i­dents live among the iconic Bru­tal­ist ar­chi­tec­ture, in­ter­laced with a botan­i­cal gar­den, wa­ter foun­tains, restau­rants, shops and world-class cul­tural des­ti­na­tions. Rather than fac­ing the long com­mute, evenings can be spent en­joy­ing Blake Tower’s close prox­im­ity to the in­fa­mous Bar­bican Cen­tre, Mu­seum of Lon­don and the Guild­hall School of Mu­sic and Drama which are prac­ti­cally on the doorstep en­sur­ing cul­ture vultures are spoilt for choice with an end­less ar­ray of art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions, mu­sic and plays from clas­sic Shake­speare to con­tem­po­rary pro­duc­tions. A short walk away is the iconic St. Paul’s Cathe­dral and up­mar­ket re­tail cen­tre One New Change. Known as the City of Lon­don’s pre­mium shop­ping des­ti­na­tion, it is com­plete with cafés and restau­rants from renowned chefs and flag­ship menswear and wom­enswear fash­ion brands. For when you need to get about Blake Tower of­fers un­ri­valled trans­port con­nec­tions from nearby Bar­bican un­der­ground sta­tion, less than two min­utes away and Far­ring­don Sta­tion mak­ing the bright lights of Soho and the West End less than twenty min­utes away. With the ad­di­tion of Cross­rail, Far­ring­don will be­come a ma­jor Cen­tral Lon­don hub and the only sta­tion with ac­cess to Thames­link, Cross­rail and the tube net­work all less than five min­utes from your doorstep mak­ing the whole of Lon­don only a short ride away. Own­ing a pied-à-terre home at Blake Tower is more than just a home; it is as a life­style choice. It is one of the most sought after and unique res­i­den­tial ad­dresses in the Cap­i­tal and rep­re­sents a rare op­por­tu­nity to live in one of the most strik­ing parts of Lon­don. Th­ese stun­ning apart­ments will be avail­able to move in by mid- 2017.

Priced from £640,000, re­serve yours now by vis­it­ing www.blake­ or call Redrow sales ex­ec­u­tives on 020 3538 3719.

Drink, Dine, Dance against the back­drop of the City

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