82 Mount Street, W1
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is synonymous with Paris, but the fashion designer also had a lesser-known abode in London. Chanel lived in Mayfair between 1926 and 1935 with the 2nd Duke of Westminster, reportedly the richest man in Europe and known to his family and friends as Bendor. Among his properties was Bourdon House on Davies Street, which is now the home of Dunhill's flagship boutique.
New to the market this month, 82 Mount Street cites Chanel as the influence for its opulent interiors. The quintessentially Mayfair, redbrick building on the corner of Balfour Place has been redeveloped by REDD and 1508 London to feature four luxury apartments. Chanel flickers in the monochromatic, glossy textures, silver-beige walls, Art Deco-style cream sofas and walk-in dressing rooms. Pick between three open-plan apartments and a top floor duplex.
Fulham Road, SW10
St Marks House on Fulham Road has a storied history. Originally designed by Victorian architect Edward Blore, who is best known for his contributions to the design of Buckingham Palace and the Government House in Sydney Australia, this period property was built in Neoclassical style using sandy-coloured Suffolk bricks. One of two buildings created out of the former Chapel of the College of St Mark, the property has been carefully restored and enhanced to make the most of its period features. Original windows and soaring triple-height ceilings add character to this striking house, while mod-cons such as a massage room, spa and cinema room make this five-bedroom property ideal for a family home.
The Turner, W1B
Once the scene of landmark court cases such as McDonalds vs Greenpeace (1990), David Irving vs Penguin Books (1996) and Lance Armstrong vs The Sunday Times (2004), the former Central London County Court at 14 Park Crescent by Regents Park has been converted into a collection of apartments, dubbed The Turner. The last remaining property is this, a three-bedroom ground floor residence with Ralph Lauren furnishings, high-ceilings and views overlooking the eight acres of Park Crescent’s private gardens and tennis courts. Residents of the Regency-style property also have access to The Park Crescent Club, an owners-only wellness and leisure centre, complete with a gym, private cinema and cocktail bar.
Holland Villas Road, W14
As its name suggests, Holland Villas Road is home to some incredible houses, and one of them has just hit the market. This six-bedroom, four bathroom family home benefits from large entertaining spaces and a private, west-facing terrace and garden. A media room, two sitting rooms, a drawing room, and a large kitchen and dining area are spread across the property's four floors. A carriage driveway provides off-street parking for a number of cars. The house is perfectly located to explore the shops and transport facilities of Holland Park, Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate.
Hanover Terrace, NW1
Once the home of the ‘father of science fiction’ H.G. Wells, whose works include The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Time Machine, this Grade I listed John Nash house in Regent’s Park is as impressive as its former resident. The property was comprehensively restored in 2004, and today benefits from a contemporary interior design that complements its grand, heritage facade. Spread over five floors, the house boasts five bedrooms, a study, a drawing room a living room, staff accommodation, a wine cellar, a safe room and a sauna. There is also a landscaped west-facing garden and off-street parking for two cars.
Melina Place, NW8
A property in a St John’s Wood cul-de-sac where Kate Moss used to live has come on the market for the first time in more than 50 years. Built around 1820, the double-fronted Georgian home has a villa-style white facade and comprises a main house and a separate cottage house. The main building at Melina Place, which boasts a spectacular kitchen / dining / family room, houses three principal bedrooms, including one with an en-suite bathroom, and two further guest bedrooms. The 1,153 sq. ft. cottage is designed over two floors and provides a reception room, kitchen, a double bedroom, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom. A south-west-facing courtyard garden connects the two buildings.
Goodluck Hope, E14
Located on the site of the former East India Company, Goodluck Hope is a new industrially-inspired neighbourhood in the Docklands. Overlooking the O2 arena, the River Thames and Canary Wharf, Goodluck Hope’s two new buildings, Castalia and Estrella, offer 61 two- and three-bedroom apartments designed with a loft-style aesthetic, with 4.5m vaulted ceilings and views overlooking the water. At the heart of the neighbourhood is The 1595 Club, which opened its doors last month. The Club offers a host of amenities that bring wellness, co-working and entertainment under one roof — from a fully-equipped gym to a steam room and private cinema.
From £430,000, goodluckhope.com
Onslow Gardens, SW7
This incredible triplex apartment overlooking Onslow Gardens is located in a Grade II listed property built circa 1850. The historic column-fronted facade gives way to an ultra-modern lateral apartment, complete with a 240 sq ft roof terrace, a portico balcony that runs the width and length of the property and a 13.7m swimming pool. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and several large reception rooms provide ample space for family living.