The most spectacular houses available in London right now

Dominic Jeffares

15 January 2020

Through the keyhole of the capital's finest properties, from a Marylebone mansion to a mews house with an open viewing gallery to your supercar

15 January 2020 | Dominic Jeffares

Creswell Place, Chelsea

A four bedroom mews house in Chelsea with a living room that looks onto your supercar – it's the stuff of dreams. This enviable property boasts a superb entertaining space and, the crowning glory, a southwest-facing roof terrace, complete with hot tub. Located between The Boltons and Drayton Gardens, this charming low built house is on a quiet cobbled historic street in the heart of Chelsea.

£6.9m; Cresswell Place, Chelsea, SW10;

Clapham Common North Side, Clapham 

If you've always dreamed of living in a 1950s Italianate residence, this may be the perfect abode for you. This unique family home has been meticulously designed using handcrafted materials sourced in Italy, creating a striking and elegant cocoon. The property comprises seven bedrooms and is arranged over five storeys, totalling some 6,963sq ft, with southerly views across Clapham Common. On the lower floors of the property you will find a swimming pool, whilst on the top floor there is a private decked terrace with unparalleled City vistas. There is also an annexed lower ground floor flat which can be entered separately from the adjacent building, offering very flexible living space. Rebuilt in 2009 to exacting standards, this is a vibrant gem in South West London. 

£9m; Clapham Common North Side, SW4;

St Gabriel's Manor, Camberwell 

Interior designer Peggy Prendeville bought this chapel in Camberwell in 1999 and transformed it into a colourful, idiosyncratic melange of furniture and accessories - running from Chinese antiques to Italian classics. Located on Cormont Road, the chapel dates back to around 1908, and was formerly part of St Gabriel’s College for female teachers. It boasts five bedrooms and two bathrooms, not to mention the striking vaulted chamber that forms the expansive living room. 

£3m+, St Gabriel's Manor, Cormont Road, Camberwell, SE5;

Harley Street, Marylebone

Arguably one of Marylebone's finest Georgian townhouses, this beautiful home has been fully renovated by award-winning architects SHH (the firm behind the Insta-famous Park Place). Perhaps one of the largest townhouses we have seen on the market in Central London, this represents an exciting opportunity to make your mark in the capital. The standout feature of the property, apart from its sheer size, are its wide range of amenities: the basement has been transformed to include no less than six spa stations with a pool, as well as a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and gym; the garden has been transformed with a tranquil study/sitting room extension; and with numerous entertaining rooms, including a cinema room, this really is the perfect family home. 

£18.5m; Harley Street, Marylebone, W1G 6BF;

Grange Road, Highgate

Located on a private road, this beautiful family home was originally built in 1901 and has been lovingly restored with modern touches. Outside, there's an expansive garden begging to be used for summer parties; inside, there are five bedrooms and five reception rooms spread across three floors, a home gym, and a wine room with bespoke carpentry to accommodate 4,000 bottles of wine. Bringing a touch of 'country' glamour to picturesque Highgate Village, this abode is a temple of calm.  

£7.25m; Grange Road, Highgate, N6;

Halkin Place, Belgravia 

This spectacular Grade II listed freehold house has been extensively renovated and furnished, allowing the lucky owner to move in immediately. Positioned in one of the most prestigious postcodes in the capital, this sumptuous property offers views and access to the landscaped gardens of Belgravia Square, also home to many embassies. Harrods and Harvey Nichols are less than a 5 minutes' walk away. Unique access to the square allows usage of the tennis court, outdoor gym area, running track, children's play area and pagodas. We'd probably just stay indoors all day though, judging by the pictures below. As one would expect from a large London townhouse, there are 6 floors to enjoy - luckily with a personal lift.

£8.95m; Halkin Place, Belgravia, SW1X;