Urban oasis of light, space and tranquility

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am


Inspired by London's traditional garden squares, Trinity House, with its celebrated Kensington address, is part of one of London's most prestigious property developments.

Designed by award-winning architects Squire and Partners, Trinity House offers 86 luxury suites in a combination of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The development is set in a landscaped courtyard, thoughtfully planned to create an urban oasis of light, space and tranquility. Although close to the city centre, Kensington has a generous share of open space, including Kensington Gardens and Holland Park.

The development's crowning glory is four spacious duplex penthouses ranging from 1,900 to 2,310 sqft. Each penthouse features a master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room, two further bedrooms (both en suite), a magnificent fitted kitchen, double aspect living room, cloakroom and utility room. Apartments at Trinity House are offered on a 999-year lease and with a full 10-year building warranty.

One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range from 511 to 1,460 sqft and combine the finest quality materials with the highest levels of design and the latest innovations in technology to create the best in modern city living. To maximise space, apartments have been designed with different layouts to create comfortable, light and flexible living spaces. Most apartments also have access to a private balcony, terrace or sky garden.

Ahead of its British launch, the development will be presented at an exclusive international preview in Hong Kong from today until Sunday at the Tian & Di Room, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental.

Peter Murray, partner at King Sturge, the selling agents for Trinity House, says purchasers and investors alike will be drawn by the opportunity to buy apartments in this prestigious Kensington area. 'This exclusive launch in Hong Kong will give international investors an exclusive opportunity to buy into Trinity House,' Murray says.

Luxury is a byword at Trinity House. Internally, apartments have been tastefully designed with features including leather and chrome door handles, polished nickel light switches and rich dark veneered doors and architraves. A number of apartments also have a custom-made feature fireplace in veneer or marble.

With convenience and comfort in mind, the latest technology has been incorporated, including cabling for an integrated home network system, under-floor heating, comfort cooling to selected areas and wiring for sound throughout.

High specification kitchens are also a key feature offering a choice of high-gloss lacquer and timber veneer finishes. These are complemented by granite work surfaces and veneered or gloss lacquered back panels, and a range of laminate timber floor finishes. In addition, a comprehensive range of integrated stainless steel Miele appliances makes the kitchen aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Providing the ultimate in luxurious private spaces, the master bedrooms incorporate custom-made fitted or walk-in wardrobes with integrated lighting, complete with stylish en-suite facilities. Bathrooms and en suites also aspire to luxury spa styling, featuring marble, stone and crystal tiling.

Top brand names are used extensively. Each bathroom includes Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, Dornbracht chrome fittings, custom-made vanity units and under-floor heating. Swarovski crystal lighting is used in the main or master en-suite bathrooms. Meanwhile, a LCD television is incorporated over the bath in the master en suite.

In keeping with its upmarket location, Trinity House offers a level of services and facilities to rival any five-star hotel. For example, a 24-hour concierge is based in the main entrance lobby to welcome guests and look after residents' day-to-day requirements.

Adding to the five-star ambience, the double height atrium includes a luxurious seating area for guests, while the upper level provides access to the passenger lifts which serve all floors and the secure underground car park. The development is ideally located for international travel, served by rail and air connections. Nearby High Street Kensington underground station is only three stops from Knightsbridge and five stops from Bond Street.

Kensington High Street is one of west London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. Some of the city's most fashionable restaurants and bars cluster around Brompton Cross, with many more across the borough. The area is renowned for its luxury shopping with Knightsbridge boasting Harvey Nichols, the couture boutiques of Sloane Street and the world famous Harrods department store, while Bond Street and the West End are also within easy reach.

Given 'Royal' status in 1901, the Royal Borough, has been home to the monarchy since 1689. The area's Royal connections are evident in Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the Cultural Quarter on Exhibition Road, home to the Victoria and Albert Museum.