Few residential outlooks over central London are superior to those of The Bryanston, Rafael Viñoly’s curvaceous collection of residences perched on the corner of Hyde Park. In his career, the globally celebrated Uruguayan architect has conceived major London landmarks, including 20 Fenchurch Street and its Sky Garden, but with The Bryanston, things are brought down to a more human scale, while luxury is dialed up to 10. The 18-story residential tower—part of the mixed-used development Marble Arch Place—fuses together high-end contemporary living in central London with a profusion of top-tier amenities, including an indoor pool and spa and private cinema. Speaking of cinematic, 65% of The Bryanston’s residences enjoy uninterrupted vistas of the sweeping Hyde Park through 10-foot-tall, floor-to-ceiling glass. Quite the welcome home each evening.
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The Bryanston eases gracefully above its Grade I-listed Georgian neighbors, coolly announcing what its creators bill “a new way of living” in this part of town. Though it’s the tallest residential building to overlook Hyde Park, there is little bombast to Viñoly’s design; the Reuleaux triangle form of this residential tower eschews sharp edges for elegance, while its cream palette is an architectural doff-of-the cap to the cream-stuccoed townhouses on nearby Edgware and Bayswater Roads. Taking every opportunity to treasure its prized views, the architect has created uninterrupted strips of glass that run around the tower in bands. The park is, in essence, ushered into The Bryanston itself—becoming not just a beautiful backdrop but the ultimate urban back garden.
Sandwiched between two of Europe’s finest green spaces—Regent’s Park and Hyde Park—the central London neighborhood of Marylebone is the epitome of a desirable location. History is at every turn, with institutions like the Wallace Collection (home to the famous Laughing Cavalier portrait) and Wigmore Hall, where many of the world’s finest classical performers come to flex their talents. Celebrity haunts such as the Michelin-starred Chiltern Firehouse and Japanese hotel-restaurant Nobu ensure that the modern-day metropolitan will be constantly invigorated—plus one of the world’s great department stores, Selfridges, resides here too. Transportation is convenient, with Marble Arch London Underground station on The Bryanston’s doorstep, plus trains from Paddington and Marylebone that’ll, respectively, whisk you off to coastal Cornwall or the rolling Cotswolds hills.
London and Stockholm-based Millier has single-handedly crafted The Bryanston’s interiors—from the suaveness of its dusky wood-paneled screening room to the midcentury-styled business meeting rooms, which wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Mad Men. For the 54 residences themselves, Millier has conjured up two distinct palettes: one reflecting the natural tones of Hyde Park and another which plays up to the blues, grays, and glittering lights of the cityscape. All residences owe a debt to the historic townhouses of the area—evident in everything from the marbled bathrooms and kitchens to the statement chandeliers in the living spaces.
A spa area with lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, and treatment room; a residents’ gym with Technogym and LifeFitness equipment; and a cinema room with a 98-inch, ultrahigh-definition Sony screen are among the amenities at The Bryanston. Award-winning property management company Rhodium oversees the service aspect of things, which includes underground valet parking (quite the coup in central London) and a concierge team at residents’ beck and call.
- 24hr Doorman
- Children's Playroom
- Conference Room
- Fitness Center
- Private Dining
- Screening Room
- Steam Room
- Swimming Pool
- Valet Parking
Prospect Place is quite the coup for the Battersea Power Station development, being the first set of residences in the UK designed by the illustrious Gehry Partners. It was worth the wait too. This pair of artful—almost carefree—towers offers luxury living in the revitalized and reborn Battersea Power Station district, where residents are spoiled for choice by the surrounding bars, restaurants, and high-end shopping. Not only do residents enjoy the cachet of living in a starchitect-created condominium that itself neighbors an architectural idol, but they get to fully appreciate the public spaces and gardens woven throughout the 42-acre neighborhood. Step out of Prospect Place, for instance, and you immediately find yourself in Prospect Park, a small oasis with curved flower beds, mature trees, and a children’s playground.