London’s property landscape captures life at home on every corner

The essence of London’s beauty lies within its collection of different property styles.  Whichever postcode you happen to be in, there’s a good chance you’ll discover an architectural gem and a piece of London’s colourful history.

The garden square is a much-coveted location for those with deep pockets and who crave some green space on their doorstep.  These residents can access communal garden squares and gardens, where private parties are held throughout the summer.  Built in 1845, Onslow Square, off Onslow Gardens in South Kensington SW7 is a leafy green oasis.  Tedworth Property, is currently selling a three to four-bedroom maisonette for £4.35m, with a roof terrace and the rare benefit of its own private entrance, and direct access onto the pretty gardens.

Mews houses in London have a long history, starting life as humble dwellings for horses and servants.  Nowadays, they are prized pieces of real estate usually tucked away in charming quiet cobbled streets, away from the crowds, but in prime central locations.  No where else in the world will you find the quintessential row of pretty – sometimes colourfully painted – mews houses, that capture London’s past and fashionable present.  Check out a classic four-bedroom example in Elvaston Mews, South Kensington, just minutes from Hyde Park.

London’s renowned for its imposing white stucco fronted buildings, many of which have been divided into apartments over the years, but some remain intact as entire houses.  A fine example of this is a five bedroom family home in Little Venice W9. The house in Randolph Avenue oozes period character and luxury interiors and is on the market at £6.1m with Arlington Residential

Belgravia, home to many a former prime-minister and aristocrat probably has more stucco fronted properties than anywhere else in London, reminding us of the essence of London’s wealthiest enclaves, where carriages, butlers and top hats were everywhere.  Today, a portered lateral apartment with elegant reception rooms in Chesham Street SW1 – the heart of Belgravia, will set you back £9m

Brick houses are everywhere in London dating back to the Georgian and Victorian eras.  Chelsea offers attractive streets lined with traditional period townhouses, often laid out over several levels and many are listed buildings.  St Leonard’s Terrace SW3 is a quiet residential street, where a Grade II listed Georgian house sits on a quiet corner.  The house is full of Georgian charm, sash windows and period fireplaces.  Yours for £4.5m

No whistlestop tour showcasing the essence of London’s homes, would be complete without a nod to the 18th Century Nash terraces, elegantly sweeping across Regent’s Park. York Terrace West is a classic example.  On the market for the first time in 55 years, this elegant three-bedroom first floor apartment features seven floor to ceiling windows facing Regent’s Park all providing access to a private balcony  A five decade period of ownership must be a sign that once you make your home in London, you find it hard to leave.





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