n BERKELEY HOMES: Glamorous, contemporary home has been furnished and decorated in sensational style

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The most glamorous, contemporary home that Portsmouth has ever seen has been unveiled at No 1 Gunwharf Quays, the spectacular tower being built by Berkeley Homes.

On the sixteenth storey, the spacious 1,800 sq ft show apartment occupies half of the entire floor of the 100m tower. With an impressive 180 view of Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent from its full-height windows, it offers the ultimate in high- rise living.

Celebrated London interior designer Chris Dezille, of Honky Design, has created this ‘uber-pad’, choosing a look which says international style, with subtle references to Deco glamour.

The dramatic glass-fronted architecture of No 1 Gunwharf Quays, designed by leading architects Scott Brownrigg and Broadway Malyan, is reminiscent of the towers of Dubai and is located on one of the world’s most historically important harbours.

As the tallest residential building on the south coast of England, a home here is quite literally above all others in the area.

The styling shows off the scale of the apartment, with a large marble-floored entrance hall setting the tone and a full-size grand piano gracing the living area.

The interior scheme is a celebration of the finest quality materials and luxurious textures. Opulent finishes such as silk, leather and wenge – a dark African hardwood – give a sophisticated atmosphere.

The reception area demonstrates open-plan living at its best. The comfortable seating area has wide-armed sofas in silk mohair, a media unit in wenge and ivory lacquer, both by Kings Road supplier Poliform, and a large bespoke circular leather ottoman.

The dining area, with table and chairs in leather and wenge, is topped with a contemporary chandelier from designers’ favourite Ochre.

The master bedroom suite evokes the atmosphere of a more glamorous age.

From the oyster leather of the upholstered headboard wall, the heavily textured silk at the windows to the cut silk velvet bedcover, this room exudes tactile pleasure.

The heavily veined marble bathroom has a freestanding bath in front of the floor-to- ceiling windows from which to enjoy far-reaching harbour views. A separate dressing room completes this suite.

In contrast to the ivory and honey tones of the master bathroom, the second bedroom creates a more dramatic impact with its inky wall tones.

There will only be three apartments of this size and layout in the entire development, making this property all the more exclusive.

And the lifestyle offered by this home extends beyond the apartment – for example for those who like sailing and want to take advantage of the location right on the yachting playground of the Solent, the apartment also comes with the option of a deep- water berth.

No 1 Gunwharf Quays also offers the best in security and convenience, with underground parking, a lobby concierge service and a video door entry system.

Prices at No 1 Gunwharf Quays start at 175,000 for one bedroom; 250,000 for two bedrooms; 410,000 for three bedrooms and 1.75m for a penthouse.