The Millennial Pink Apartment of Your Dreams Is For Sale in a Giant Gasholder

The Millennial Pink Apartment of Your Dreams Is For Sale in a Giant Gasholder

By Kathryn M.
Curated by fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić, this London penthouse can be purchased fully furnished for £7,750,000.

Since debuting at London Fashion Week in 2005, Roksanda Ilinčić has become a powerhouse in the fashion world—and the London-based Serbian designer recently unveiled her latest project. Drawing upon her background in applied arts and architecture, Ilinčić has created an extravagant interior for The Penthouse at Gasholders London.

Perched at the top of a refurbished gasholder, this dreamy three-bedroom penthouse is the work of celebrated fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić and design specialist Nick Vinson. The residence spans three floors, and the interior plays on form, space, and color.

Designed by award-winning firm WilkinsonEyre, the apartments at Gasholders London are located within three refurbished Grade II-listed, cast-iron gasholder guide frames.

Situated in Kings Cross, Gasholders London is a unique development of 145 apartments set in industrial cast-iron gasholders that date back to 1867. Lending her unique aesthetic to a three-bedroom duplex in the complex, Roksanda establishes mise-en-scènes throughout the interior that are full of sculptural forms, textural depth, and unexpected color combinations.

To showcase women makers, Roksanda partnered with established and emerging female artists from across the world. For instance, murals, artwork, and textiles created by Paris-based artist Caroline Denervaud serve as a backdrop for furniture crafted by Lina Bo Bardi and Charlotte Perriand.

For her first foray into commercial interior design and curation, Roksanda collaborated closely with Nick Vinson of Vinson & Co. on the penthouse design. As she selected furniture, art, ceramics, and other touches for the space, she also uncovered a deeper passion for design from a female perspective. In the end, many of the curated pieces were selected from a group of female makers and artists.

The space is filled with postmodern and midcentury-modern pieces, including Pierre Jeanneret chairs from the 1950s. Here in the main living room, a Francois Chatain floor lamp sits opposite a twisting ribbon lamp by Claire Norcross and a ceramic sculpture by Enylee Parker. 

"As a former resident of Kings Cross, I know the Gasholders as an iconic landmark that captured my attention, one which I found particularly beautiful," states Roksanda.

"To revisit a neighborhood so familiar to me and which now hosts Central Saint Martins—the institution that molded me as a designer—all felt like an exciting opportunity."

"Architecture, art, and design are disciplines which consistently inspire my own collections," explains Roksanda. "This project created an opportunity to expand my ideas about the true reflection of my own aesthetic, beyond fashion."

Finishing touches throughout the interior includes handpicked scents by Lyn Harris of Perfumer H, as well as books from some of Roksanda’s closest confidants and inspirations.

"We’re thrilled to unveil The Penthouse by Roksanda—a beautifully designed space which combines bespoke interiors with craftsmanship and striking finishes," comments Rachele Caltagirone, head of marketing for King’s Cross at Argent LLP.

Louvers provide a bit of privacy while allowing daylight to illuminate an office nook. 

"Located in the heart of King’s Cross, Gasholders London is part of the city’s most vibrant community. The area has long been associated with artistry, design, and culture, and Roksanda was the perfect fit for continuing this creative legacy," Rachele adds.

A peek inside one of the home’s three bedrooms. Textiles by Kvadrat include a vibrant upholstered bed with added texture from Lena Rewell's merino wool blankets.

While Gasholders London showcases the juxtaposition between old and new, many contemporary amenities are available to residents—including a private gym, spa, screening room, and business lounge. 

Jonathan Tuckey Design worked on the building’s other interior spaces, responding to the unique 19th-century industrial structures surrounding the drum-like buildings.

The Penthouse itself spans three floors and features a staircase with direct access to a private roof garden. Currently seeking a new owner, the apartment is available fully furnished. The space will be open to tour during London Design Festival from September 18 through September 22, and tickets are available here.

A look at the double-height sunken courtyard garden included with the penthouse. Lush greenery and plentiful seating make this outdoor area an idyllic spot for entertaining.

The Penthouse at Gasholders London, King's Cross is available to purchase fully furnished for £7,750,000 (approximately $9,550,712 USD).

Project Credits: 

Interior Design: RoksandaIlincic / @roksandailincic and Vinson & Co. / @nickvinson

Interior Architecture: Jonathan Tuckey Design  / @jonathantuckeydesign

Architect of Record: WilkinsonEyre / @wilkinsoneyre 

Styling: Olivia Gregory / @oliviagregorystylist 

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