Un­prece­dented views, in­te­ri­ors by Bowler James Brind­ley and an en­vi­able ad­dress place The Nova Pen­t­house at the pin­na­cle of op­u­lence.

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Of the 170 finely ap­pointed apart­ments at The Nova Build­ing - part of Nova, Vic­to­ria, a re­cently com­pleted Land­sec de­vel­op­ment in SW1 - The Nova Pen­t­house is its crown­ing glory. The 472.8sqm du­plex pen­t­house (£20 mil­lion, S$36 mil­lion) boasts four bed­rooms, a gen­er­ously pro­por­tioned roof ter­race and ex­cep­tional liv­ing spa­ces.

Oc­cu­py­ing the 13th and 14th floors of the de­vel­op­ment’s high­est man­sion block, the apart­ment is very much a love let­ter to Lon­don, as Lucy Southall, co-founder of the de­sign stu­dio re­spon­si­ble for dress­ing the unit, Bowler James Brind­ley, ex­plains.

“We wanted some­thing that looked spe­cial, lux­u­ri­ous and had a Six­ties-in­spired vibe,” re­marks Southall.

The in­te­ri­ors not only re­flect the build­ing’s ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, which ref­er­ences the work of Euro­pean mod­ernist ar­chi­tects from the 1960s and 1970s, but pays trib­ute to Lon­don’s artists, writ­ers and mu­si­cians from that pe­riod who sparked a cul­tural revo­lu­tion. The per­son­al­ity- driven, eclec­tic aes­thet­ics within The Nova Pen­t­house draw on fig­ures such as Mick Jag­ger, Bar­bara Hu­lan­icki, Jimi Hen­drix in his The Wind Cries Mary era, and Twiggy - in­di­vid­u­als who chal­lenged con­ven­tions, changed par­a­digms and cul­ti­vated new at­ti­tudes. Against a palette of light oak and strong blue, clev­erly selected pieces of art and be­spoke fur­ni­ture bring the Swing­ing Lon­don theme to life. Chan­de­liers from Al­fie’s An­tiques in

The pen­t­house is very much a love let­ter to Lon­don.

Maryle­bone dec­o­rate the strik­ing hall­way, for in­stance, while the open-plan liv­ing and din­ing area fea­tures dark bur­gundy din­ing chairs from Jonathan Adler and ‘ hang­ing hoop’ swing chairs by Lee Broom.

Although the apart­ment can cer­tainly be de­scribed as ex­pan­sive, Bowler James Brind­ley and ar­chi­tects Ben­son + Forsyth have made the most of the space, in­tro­duc­ing a wide oak stair­way that leads up­wards to the main re­cep­tion area. The curved cock­tail bar, with its black galaxy gran­ite bar top, plated brass de­tail­ing and bronze-mir­rored, il­lu­mi­nated back­drop, is sure to be a pop­u­lar state­ment fea­ture, el­e­vat­ing cel­e­bra­tory nights to new heights. Pol­ished rose­wood, blue vel­vet, ve­neered walls, dar­ing

por­traits and wrap­around drapes put the fin­ish­ing touches on The Nova Pen­t­house, along with a spec­tac­u­lar mas­ter bath­room out­fit­ted en­tirely in mar­ble, which im­parts a so­phis­ti­cated spa-ath­ome at­mos­phere.

Out­side on the roof ter­race, which pro­vides enough space for loung­ing, cook­ing and din­ing, oc­cu­pants can make the most of ev­ery sun­rise and sun­set, as well as the view onto Nova, Vic­to­ria’s dis­tin­guished next- door neigh­bours at Buck­ing­ham Palace. (And if that’s not enough for the ex­train­quis­i­tive, a shared roof gar­den and a pri­vate res­i­dents’ lounge on the ninth floor also over­look the Palace.) Mean­while, Nova Food’s 17 restau­rants at the base of the es­tate en­sure res­i­dents won’t go hun­gry, with tempt­ing op­tions in the form of new din­ing con­cepts like Stoke House by Will Ricker and Hai Ce­nato by Ja­son Ather­ton. The un­par­al­leled 360- de­gree panorama of­fered by the apart­ment is mir­rored by its prime po­si­tion in cen­tral Lon­don once on ground level. The 2.2-hectare es­tate of Nova South, Nova North and The Nova Build­ing is a stone’s throw from Bel­gravia and within walk­ing dis­tance of Pim­lico, Knights­bridge and May­fair, al­low­ing res­i­dents to keep their thumbs on the city’s pulse. Its prox­im­ity to royal build­ings, mu­se­ums and her­itage spa­ces means that op­por­tu­ni­ties for work­ing and play­ing hard are un­lim­ited for lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional res­i­dents, be it a jaunt through Tate Bri­tain or even an in­vi­ta­tion to af­ter­noon tea next door. www.then­ov­abuild­ Δ

prop­er­ties - sharp, slick and of-the­mo­ment de­sign counts for a lot. Aykon Lon­don One in Nine Elms has formed an ex­clu­sive part­ner­ship with Ver­sace Home, in­cor­po­rat­ing the Ital­ian fash­ion house’s vi­va­cious in­te­rior de­sign touches in ev­ery de­tail of the prop­erty, such as mo­saic walls and Greek key in­lays. Sim­i­larly, all 49 apart­ments at The Compton in St John’s Wood fea­ture cel­e­brated in­te­rior de­signer Kelly Hop­pen’s sig­na­ture clean lines and neu­tral tones, and come fur­nished with Kelly Hop­pen Lon­don hand­crafted fur­ni­ture and home ac­ces­sories.

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