From the outside, Park Quadrant Residences in the city’s west-end have the appearance of high-end apartments, but the sandstone and glass facades of Glasgow’s most luxurious new development hide an intriguing secret.
In the duplex style apartments of the residential development, ground level rooms and those on the first floor are linked by contemporary internal feature staircases, providing spacious living spaces over two storeys.
These range in size from two to four bedrooms, but in every duplex apartment an entire floor is dedicated to a deluxe master bedroom suite, complete with en-suite bathroom featuring a freestanding Kohler bath, and separate walk-in dressing room.
This is luxury living with a flavour of Manhattan thrown in because it was in the iconic buildings that cluster around Central Park in the heart of New York that the duplex was conceived and where it is still the choice of film stars and celebrities seeking space and privacy in an urban setting.
The list of celebrities choosing multi-level living within New York’s upscale apartments spans the generations and it’s a style of living that suits those who like to put a creative stamp on their living space and who favour a clear separation between public and private areas.
Constructed by Ambassador Developments (Park Quadrant Ltd), Park Quadrant Residences fuse contemporary living with classic elegance to complete Victorian architect Charles Wilson’s 19th century vision for the prestigious Park Circus area, with ceiling heights and facades throughout the development echoing those of the original concentric rings of terraces that have crowned the site since 1851.
The designers for the development have taken the old school glamour of the duplex and given it a contemporary twist, with open plan living, dining and kitchen areas that make the most of the high ceilings, tall bay windows and generously proportioned room sizes that are a signature of the development.
The eleven buildings have been designed to be sympathetic to the area’s rich heritage, with its historic high-quality architecture often heralded as the finest example of Victorian townscape in the city.
This is a style of living that will suit down-sizers who do not want to sacrifice the sense of living in a house and empty-nesters who may have frequent guests and it also has appeal for those who appreciate the element of surprise, delighting in the opportunities that different levels afford for changing the mood and ambience of an interior.
The position of the master bedroom suite on the ground floor also resolves any concerns of light sleepers who fear being disturbed by neighbours overhead as it is their own apartment above.
The duplexes at Park Quadrant Residences have also been designed to satisfy a desire for outside space, with all of them providing private gardens to the front and private terraces to the rear.
Access to fresh air and greenery within urban areas has proven benefits for health and mental wellbeing, so the opportunity to throw open the doors and step outside is something that buyers cherish.
Gordon Coster, Director at Ambassador Developments Park Quadrant Limited, said; “We are proud to be completing the missing piece of Charles Wilson’s 19thcentury masterplan with the development of Park Quadrant Residences.
“The mix of apartments, penthouses and duplexes, with their dual floor living and private gardens, means there is a style of home to appeal to the aspirations of all buyers.
“This is one of the many factors which distinguishes this high-profile addition to one of the city’s most historic districts.”
The interiors of the duplexes are spacious and elegant and they are finished to the same luxury standard with high quality finishes that has seen sales at Park Quadrant Residences accelerating ahead of completion.
Buyers have been quick to appreciate oversized doors, skirting boards and architraves; exclusive Kohler bathrooms; Leicht kitchens with Gaggenau and Siemens appliances and they recognise that these very polished duplexes come with all the advantages of a luxury, city centre apartment and bring with them an extra sprinkling of glamour as well.
Three bedroom duplex prices at Park Quadrant Residences start from £640,000, for more information please visit the website.