By Rutvi Ashar
Photography: Courtesy the architect
With spectacular views of the Thames, a new prestigious riverside development designed by Jestico +Whiles architecture and design studio, is the epitome of a traditional meets modern English home…
What better way to absorb the sights and sounds of the British capital than from one of the many apartments and penthouses with magnificent views of the Thames? A fresh and rather impressive development, Fulham Reach boasts of an assortment of facilities namely a spa, swimming pool, concierge, parking, and holds your breath, private wine storage on the north bank of the River Thames that offers its users a quintessentially British experience.
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood these homes with natural light and provide absolute justice to the location. These homes offer the chance to escape from London city life with their beautiful river-inspired finishes, dimmed lighting, painted wall murals, unique furniture pieces and a palette of natural floor and wall finishes. The grays and whites are accentuated by subtle yet sparkling lighting schemes.
Observe the design lines: you will see strong, modern lines, solid colours, and grains of weed and marble, but look closer and you notice a blend of luxurious styles and classic textures. These impressive homes tantalize with the river view seeping in through the glistening glass walls that only physically separate the natural surroundings from the indoors.
The spaces used predominantly during the day are naturally well lit and airy while the night time areas are lavish and demarcated by their rich finishes and saturated colours. Materials such as weathered wood and variegated marble combine with the colour palette to effect an ambience that is opulent and glamorous, with bold design and antique accessories. Continuity in design is achieved by carefully selected finishes that are reminiscent of the water. The timeless design paired with the sanguine blue backdrop of the river deliver a sophisticated and trendy solution.