In partnership with: JLL
earching for your dream home can be a daunting task – especially if you’re choosing between homes in some of London’s most coveted addresses. Do you want a gorgeous West London period property? Or perhaps being in the heart of the action is more your style? Are you ready to put down permanent roots in a new neighbourhood or would it be better to rent first?
Whether you're looking for a mid-week pied a terre or a spacious family home within easy reach of the capital's best schools, restaurants and shopping, the Prime Central London market is currently full of interesting, unusual and utterly luxurious properties. To get you started in your search we called on the property experts at JLL. Here they share their pick of the best properties available to rent and buy in London right now (plus, one very special home we’re afraid to say you’ve already missed out on).
Old Brompton Road, SW5
Housed in what was once the famed Catacombs jazz club, the gorgeous Earls Court townhouse is a brilliant blend of old and new. After standing abandoned for years, the club was converted in 2009 by a high-profile property developer, who lived in the home himself before selling it in 2014 to a well-reputed artist.
And, while the home makes good use of the club’s former subterranean rooms, there is nothing dark or dingy about this property. Spanning four storeys, both of the spacious en suite bedrooms occupies its own floor, while the lower ground floor is given over to a vast open-plan reception room, kitchen and dining room. A cleverly designed glass atrium lobby, alongside 10 foot sky lanterns, flood this living space with natural light. The home also offers a series of unique features, including a wine cellar and study hidden behind bookcases, a built-in bar and cinema in the main reception room and a sauna tucked away beneath the cantilevered staircase.
97 Eaton Place, SW1X
Need a few more bedrooms but still want to own a quintessential slice of London history? This four-bedroom lateral apartment represents a rare opportunity to own a beautiful home on the famed Eaton Place, with Hyde Park and Sloane Square on your doorstep.
Housed in one of Belgravia’s most beautiful Regency buildings, the apartment benefits from an extremely rare private street entrance, while hugely covetable period features, including molded cornices, marble fireplaces and large sash windows, extend throughout. A raised ground floor is home to two exceptional reception rooms at the front, currently being used as drawing and dining rooms, while the rear is home to an adjoining kitchen as well as four elegant bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Eaton Place, SW1X
If renting is more your style, that doesn’t preclude you from opting for a gorgeous apartment on Eaton Place. In fact, if you’re moving into the capital for the first time or are looking to test drive a new neighbourhood, this turnkey split-level apartment could be just the thing.
Also located in one of the street’s beautiful stucco-fronted buildings, the flat offers nearly 1,700 square feet of living space across the first and second floors, allowing for two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms. Rented fully furnished, interior design has been undertaken by renowned designer Neisha Crosland and features modern, elegant furnishings in a neutral colour palette that are in keeping with the home’s period features and beautiful high ceilings.
Sloane Square, SW1W
Another incredible apartment in another world-famous location – we told you you’d be spoiled for choice in London. Located on the second floor of the stunning Wyndham House on Sloane Square, this newly refurbished home represents a rare opportunity to attain both enviable amounts of living space and a location in the heart of West London’s retail and social scene.
Alongside a large master bedroom, complete with dressing room and en suite bathroom, the property also offers two further double bedrooms and a flexible space ideal for use as a study or additional bedroom. As well as a brand new kitchen, the apartment also boasts two stunning receptions rooms with large windows overlooking Sloane Square, while being a tenant of the prestigious Cadogan Estate also offers a host of advantages, including 24-hour emergency service and access to the Cadogan Concierge, communal gardens and tennis courts.
31 Shawfield Street, SW3
This, we’re afraid, is the one that got away – and it’s not had to see why it was snapped up so quickly. Sold off-market (another of the many benefits of calling upon JLL to help find your new home), this is the first time the light, bright and utterly beautiful interiors of this sophisticated three-bedroom home developed by local firm PVG Design have been made public.
Spanning four-storeys, including a basement room dedicated to Peloton classes, highlights include a full-floor master bedroom with vast en suite and walk-in wardrobe, as well as a lower ground floor living hub, centred around a beautiful kitchen, dining room and TV room with terrace. The ground floor, meanwhile, has been designed with hosting in mind, with an open plan reception room leading through to a study, reading room and much-coveted garden.
Our advice? Get in touch with JLL now before another home this beautiful slips away.