LUMA opens in King’s Cross

LUMA, the boutique residence comprising 61 distinctive apartments in the heart of King’s Cross, has opened its doors for the first time. Marking its completion, the final and most exclusive apartments – the Dawn and Dusk penthouses – are now available for viewing.

Benefitting from the most prized position on the King’s Cross Estate, LUMA is parkside living at its best. Flanked by the bustling Lewis Cubitt Park to the West and the serene Jellicoe Gardens to the East, many of the apartments have ‘through’ views of the lush urban gardens, with the penthouses featuring private roof terraces and balconies with triple aspect views.

Designed by award-winning architects Squire and Partners, LUMA’s intricate exterior presents itself as a pair of stepped warehouse style buildings, wrapped in a reflective aluminium facade – a nod to the natural context and emerging cultural surroundings of King’s Cross.

Interior design practice Conran and Partners brings LUMA to life using ‘light’ at the core of its design ethos. Inspiring all aspects of the curated living spaces, colour palette, and the essence of the building’s name, the interiors are deliberately understated and natural. The intricate curation of refined materials instil a sense of serenity and draw in its parkside setting.

The Dawn and Dusk penthouses sit proudly across the top levels of LUMA. Three- and four-bedroom residences respectively, the generous internal living spaces span over 2,200 ft². The penthouses’ triple aspect views invite sunlight in at almost every angle, while providing the ultimate vantage point from which to take in King’s Cross and beyond. They also benefit from private roof terraces accessed via elegant limestone staircases – your very own open-air sanctuary high above the green spaces below.

Master bedrooms benefit from large walk-in wardrobes in grey washed oak veneer, leather lined drawers with soft close mechanism, Barrisol ceiling light panel, and high-level shelving. The bathrooms have been carefully designed, featuring natural stone, timber wall treatments and walk-through showers. In the kitchens, islands are wrapped in a natural stone with light timber lacquered veneer cabinet doors. Generous pantries feature natural stone worktops, under counter storage and glass shelving with gilded metal detailing.

Communal spaces have been crafted to an impeccable standard with beautiful natural materials that catch the streaming light through and metalwork. The grand and spacious entrance lobby is designed around the reception desk and leads to a private residents’ lounge which offers stunning dual aspect views, plush furnishings and a feature fireplace. A dedicated work zone provides the ideal space for residents to connect neighbours, work from home, or simply relax by the fire with a newspaper.

Robert Evans, CEO, King’s Cross, says,

“The completion of LUMA represents a real milestone in our King’s Cross journey as we welcome a new wave of residents to our thriving community and into their homes.”

“Testament to LUMA’s distinctive design and situation to green space is LUMA’s popularity to date, and why today we complete with just two apartments remaining for sale.”

“As we continue our vision to create outstanding residences in context to their location across the King’s Cross Estate, we look forward to completing our final two residential schemes.”