emember when gyms closed and everyone started working out at home? Well, turns out we might have been onto something. No ‘gym bros’ sweating buckets two feet away from you, no waiting half an hour to use a machine, no incessant blaring of Capital FM. Plus, we find that having your set-up in the next room is the best sort of motivation, especially in winter when gym-going means peeling yourself off the sofa in favour of the pitch black and freezing cold. These London properties for sale all boast private and convenient gyms and wellness facilities for those looking to join the working (out) from home revolution.
Chelsea Creek, SW6
If you live in west London, or indeed concern yourself in any capacity with the goings-on of the capital’s prime property market, chances are you’ve heard of Chelsea Creek, the development of waterside homes a stone’s throw from the King’s Road. Developer St George, part of the Berkeley Group, has just unveiled a beautifully-specified collection of new apartments. The one-bed has launched to the public in the form of a gorgeous show home dressed by design duo Raven and Lack in the Dutch ‘De Stijl’ style; expect floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies looking out across London, plus custom-designed Shaker-style kitchens and bespoke bathrooms with porcelain tiles. Not to mention hotel-style facilities including a cinema, lounge and 31st-floor rooftop terrace. Residents also enjoy access to The Spa, which includes a gym, pool, treatment room, and Scandi-style sauna and steam room. These apartments represent the final phase of Chelsea Creek, and the best may have been saved until last.
Adams Row, W1K
This four-bedroom mews house is just a short stroll from Mayfair’s Mount Street, an archetypally narrow W1 walkway lined with traditional shop-fronts and mansion-style apartments. The glorious red-brick facade of Adam’s Row is an instant attention-grabber, and the 3,775 sq ft interior of this home is just as tasteful: the recently refurbished property boasts a principal bedroom suite with its own private terrace and adjoining bathroom offering a freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, fireplace and built-in TV. Elsewhere there are three further bedrooms (all with en suites), a first-floor reception room, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a cinema with capacity for 10, and a fully-equipped gym with a steam room.
Tregunter Road, SW10
This magnificent five-bed home was originally designed by George Godwin, celebrated architect and editor of The Builder magazine, during the early 1860s as part of the master plan for what is now known as The Boltons Conservation Area, one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in London. Measuring in at 8,000 sq ft, this family home has since been reimagined by architect and interior designer Rabih Hage and is now a turn-key Chelsea mansion with private parking, a swimming pool, gym, and private garden. Built to exacting standards, the Tregunter Road property offers generous proportions and amenities, and flexible family and entertaining spaces.
Vicarage Gate, W8
If you’re after the full ‘Kensington experience’, i.e. living in the lap of luxury, this family home might be for you. Vicarage Gate is located just off Kensington Church Street, therefore benefitting from the bohemian stores, restaurants and cafés of Notting Hill, as well as the upmarket shopping facilities of Kensington High Street. Clocking in at six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three reception areas, this 8,717 sq ft mansion is beautifully presented with a kitchen/breakfast room on the raised ground floor, connected to a first floor drawing room by a passenger lift. Additional benefits include a swimming pool and a gorgeous gym space.
Hadley Common, EN5
If the hustle and bustle of city life isn’t for you, consider the Outer London borough of Barnet. This neo-Georgian style residence looks like something out of a Jane Austen novel; a driveway leads up to the imposing red-brick structure and preened grounds are visible through giant sash windows. The interior, meanwhile, subverts expectations, with modern touches of gleaming white marble and porcelain flooring. In the entrance hall, a statement chandelier winds its way through the magnificent turning staircase. Eight bedrooms are spread over nearly 12,000 sq m of internal space, which also comprises an elegant drawing/dining room, a sitting room/study, a kitchen/breakfast room, a day lounge, and much more. The gym and sauna, meanwhile, reside on the second floor.
Cameron Road, BR2
This mid-century property of almost 3,000 sq ft is set back behind a gated entrance among landscaped gardens. Not that it needs to be: Cameron Road, even at peak times, is a quiet, tree-lined address in central Bromley. Originally built in 1965, this five-bedroom home has been subject to a thorough renovation that coupled original details with modern touches; the works also saw the addition of a garden studio and gym/yoga studio. The ground floor is arranged open plan, with original teak screens dividing the entrance hall from the living room – a bright space with huge picture windows. Five bedrooms are located on the first floor, with the main boasting an en suite bathroom where floor-to-ceiling glazing frames views from the bathtub. A sunken roof terrace and extensive full-height loft are also accessible from this floor.
Pitt Street, W8
This modern home in prime central London boasts open-plan living and full spa/leisure facilities, including a gym. It was constructed as a private commission, making it utterly unique – an attribute apparent from the 60 ft-wide facade. There are six bedrooms, including a principal suite that spans the entire top floor, while the lower floors offer stunning living space, including a large reception room with access to and views over the south-facing garden. The garden itself is a stand-out, extending over 7,500 sqft with a further lower patio area. Enjoy added luxury extras like a cinema room, a 13m swimming pool and a lift that runs from the top of the house to the bottom.
Cannon Lane, NW3
This 21st century home is an oasis of neutral colours and natural materials with an abundance of quirky features, including a 'light well'. Despite its size, the building blends in with its environment: the inclined site maximises privacy from the street while welcoming in natural light that illuminates the sublime interior. Cannon Lane comprises formal and informal reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a cinema room, a master bedroom, four further bedrooms, and leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment area. There is also a stunning multi-level garden – the mature gardens at ground level were designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold prize-winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw. All of this is tucked away in Hampstead Village, one of London’s most desirable enclaves.
Warren Road, KT2
Residing just outside of London in Kingston-upon-Thames, this spectacular neo-Georgian house is set within a small, gated development, which was the former residence of General Eisenhower during World War II. The 4.72-acre plot is shared by only five neighbours, ensuring a huge degree of privacy. The detached home comprises seven generous bedroom suites, four reception rooms including an orangery, and a spectacular double-height reception hall with a lift to all levels and staff quarters. Notable extras, meanwhile, include a private indoor swimming pool, cinema, three-car garage and well-equipped gym. The devil is in the details with Italian marble flooring and aqua televisions installed in the bathrooms.
Beaufort Gardens, SW3
Offering nine apartments arranged behind the retained facade of three 19th-century townhouses, 41-43 Beaufort Gardens is a £91m development in the heart of Knightsbridge. Residents benefit from a private health spa complete with a treatment room, sauna and gymnasium, which is equipped with a running machine, cross-training machine, exercise bike and weights. The lateral one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments were envisioned by AD100 designer Pierre Yovanovitch and each has a spacious reception and dining room, bespoke parquet flooring and walk-in dressing rooms.
From £2,450,000, beauchamp.com