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November 9, 2010
Top Five Unique Properties In London
One thing London offers more so than any other city in the world is the incredible variety of property types to choose from, ranging from modern studio flats to old-charm mews houses to lavish mansions. However, some properties can be hard to come by even in such a diverse market:
This environmentally-friendly house, located on the edge of Richmond Park in a prime South West London location, boasts over 5,000 square feet ofcontemporary space. It includes five bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and a five-car garage. The property includes many modern features such as a complex intelligence system that controls the lighting, sound and security of the premises. It also contains an underground storage unit that recycles leftover rain water to nourish the landscaped garden area. This freehold property is currently on the market for £4.4 million.
- Combining state of the art modern design and advanced technological capabilities with the charm of residing in a period home produces this stylish apartment in Mayfair. Being located on Old Grosvenor Street presents the opportunity to live at a super prime London address and benefit from close proximity to Mayfair’s many amenities. This period conversion maisonette houses three bedrooms and a particularly interesting glass and stainless steel staircase designed by Eve Jiricna. It has been refurbished with close attention to detail and also benefits from a roof terrace and lift. The property is currently on the market for £10 million.
This converted church-organ factory provides a home that is unlike any of your neighbours’. It is located close to Holland Park and the amenities of Notting Hill. The property maintains its original architecture and charm and is accessible only through remote controlled gates, giving the owner much more privacy than might be expected living in London. The property has four floors with four bedrooms, private parking and provides plenty of storage space. It also benefits from a conservatory and many of its rooms have vaulted-ceilings. This freehold property is on the market for £3.45 million.
- This Church conversion penthouse has been remodelled to provide a modern living space of almost 3,000 square feet. The property is located in the heart of Clapham Old Town directly on high street and is extremely close to Clapham Common. The penthouse consists of four bedrooms, plenty of storage space and a private roof terrace on the first floor. Natural light pours in through the glass floors, skylights and large windows. It is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The property is available as a long-leasehold with 124 years remaining for £1.8 million.
Located directly on River Thames, Gordon House is said to be the most historic house on the market in this location in many years. The house was detailed by famous mid 18th century architect and interior designer, Robert Adam, and the original features, such as its marble fireplace and elaborate ceiling plaster work, have been carefully restored. This period house consists of ten bedrooms, five reception rooms and staff accommodation. The property is set in ¾ of an acre and has stunning views of the river, Richmond Lock and Old Deer Park. Only 13 miles from Heathrow and 10 miles from central London, this property can be yours for £15 million.
Many set out to find a home with original character that distinguishes it from the other houses on the block. A house with a fascinating history or story behind its unique architecture always provides for an interesting conversation topic. Although the search may require additional time and effort, these properties prove that it is in fact possible to find one.