For those looking for a home in West London, the area between Paddington and Marylebone is, in our opinion, the sweet spot. It has proximity to Little Venice – the charming junction of the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals – and the indie boutiques of village-esque Marylebone. Plus, with the wider Paddington area undergoing an exciting evolution (especially with the arrival of the Elizabeth Line), this is a smart place to invest. It’s charming, without the dizzying prices of Mayfair and Belgravia just one postcode over.
West End Gate is a mixed-use development situated within W2, on Edgware Road. The 644 apartments cluster around private landscaped gardens, and residents enjoy facilities including a 24-hour concierge, private cinema room, pool, gym and spa.
Perhaps you’re sold on the area, and even the sound of West End Gate, but you’re looking for something a bit special – something beyond the development’s standard one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom apartments. If so, you’re in luck – developer Berkeley has just launched two penthouses situated at the top of the The Westmark tower.
The Penthouse Collection sits 29 storeys above street level, which means wonderful views across London and its parks (West End Gate is sandwiched between Hyde and Regents Parks). The first apartment, the Regent, spans 4,757 sq ft and features sophisticated interiors by Killer5 in a palette of dark woods and golds. The elegant furniture, decorative accessories, and most of the artworks are completely bespoke, created specifically for the penthouse. The Hanover, meanwhile, comprises 4,660 sq ft of living space and features interiors by A.London.
In both, wide hallways boast high ceilings and herringbone floors. Each comprises four bedroom suites and three balconies, as well as a large study, living space and formal dining room. Sleek kitchens offer integrated Gaggenau appliances, timber veneer cabinetry and composite stone islands, while service kitchens are hidden behind the dining rooms. Each penthouse benefits from two entry doors: the main one and a second service entrance.
The Westmark tower itself is a contemporary reimagining of the Edwardian and Victorian mansions of Marylebone and Maida Vale, rendered in a palette of stone, brick and bronze. It’s accompanied by a collection of red-brick apartment buildings and private landscaped gardens with manicured planting and a central water feature.
I’ve mentioned the amenities – but they really are good, so I’ll elaborate: residents are privy to a wellness suite featuring a 17m swimming pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms, as well as gym and studio. A cinema room, private dining room with adjacent kitchen, and 24-hour concierge are also included.
West End Gate’s Penthouse Collection is bonafide luxury in an up-and-coming area – a best-of-both-worlds situation that doesn’t come around often.
The penthouses are each priced at £12.75m. Visit berkeleygroup.co.uk