Homes as a collectors item? It’s a thing. Think Span houses, the Barbican… Architecture and design-led homes are thought to appreciate by some 25% more than your average home, so you’ll need to move quick if you’re going to be first in line to bag one of these cool new properties, designed by SOM architects with interiors by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, before prices rocket.
No.2 at Upper Riverside is part of a new design-led residential development by Knight Dragon on Greenwich Peninsula, an exciting new ‘island’ community set amid 48 acres of parkland in the loop of the Thames, with the O2 at its apex and Canary Wharf across the river. Every apartment overlooks the water, harnesses natural light, has a private balcony and has shared use of roof gardens, gyms and a 15th-floor swimming pool with fantastic views.
Tom Dixon has really embraced the area’s heritage – from marshland to industrial centre – to create what will no doubt soon become one of London’s most desirable new ‘villages’. No.2 Upper Riverside is one of five-light filled glass and stone towers on the edge of the Thames that host a limited collection of 35 studios, lofts and penthouses. Each residence features enamel splashbacks by the makers of the London Underground signage and copper cabinetry to the kitchen, Art Deco motifs, a rich colour palette, and bathrooms with anodised rolled steel and glass shower screens that reflect a range of colours.
The Tom Dixon apartments range in size from approx 516sq ft studios to approx 1,800sq ft penthouses, priced from £385,000 to £2,100,000. They will be made available to purchase off-plan from Saturday 25 April 2015 and anticipated occupancy is autumn/winter 2018.