The temperature’s rising, the barometer’s getting low, according to all sources – including The Met Office – there’s a heatwave predicted across the UK for the rest of the month. In celebration of this long-awaited sizzling summer, Luxury London presents a collection of homes we wouldn’t mind cooling off in, all of which are currently available to buy.
Frognal Mansion isn’t just one house; its 12 bedrooms are actually split between three properties. The main house, Elmpoint, incorporates eight of them (and four reception rooms), followed by Hollybank House with three (as well as two reception rooms and three bathrooms), and Oakside, a self-contained studio apartment. Through Harrods Estates, the rare opportunity has now come up to buy all three properties together. Located in the heart of Hampstead Village, the mansion, which totals 6,070sq ft, is arranged around an outdoor swimming pool, which is itself surrounded by expertly coiffured gardens.
Guide price: £13,950,000, harrodsestates.com
Deodar Road, Putney
Knight Frank’s Wimbledon office has recently listed this beautifully-finished, five-bedroom, four-storey period property that backs onto the River Thames. Refurbished throughout to an extremely high spec by its current owner, the home occupies a riverside spot that’s a stone’s throw from Wandsworth Park and directly opposite The Hurlingham Club. A front bay window floods a large reception hall with natural light, from where a hall leads down to a sitting room and bespoke kitchen/dining area. The ground floor also accommodates a playroom, gym and shower room. At the rear of the property, a 117ft garden descends three levels via a patio area and lawn to a swimming pool and barbecue area. Off-street parking at the front of the house has enough room for three cars.
Guide price: £4,850,000, knightfrank.co.uk
Magna Carta Park, Windsor
OK, so technically Magna Carta Park is in Windsor, rather than London, but the capital is only half-an-hour away – and we couldn’t resist putting the development on this list. A new, 57-acre private estate overlooking Windsor Great Park, Magna Carta Park comprises 23 houses, 10 townhouses and 26 apartments. Buildings, arranged to provide each household expansive views over the estate, as well as access to large areas of gardens and private terraces, are the work of famed English classical architect Julian Bicknell, while interiors are the imagination of renowned home stylist Louise Bradley. As well as sprawling private parkland, the estate offers 24-hour security, three tennis courts, a swimming pool and spa, a restaurant and bar, a children’s play area, a pitch and putt golf course, and a communal walled garden.
Homes start from £1.1million, magnacartapark.com
Thames Point, Fulham
The interior floorplan of this three-bedroom sub-penthouse on the 10th floor of a riverside property within the Imperial Wharf development stretches for 2,600 sq ft. But the property’s crowning glory is its outdoor terrace, which expands for more than 1,000 sq ft – over twice the size of an average London flat. All three bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the property also boasts two balconies. Residents of Imperial Wharf enjoy an on-site gym, underground parking and a 24-hour concierge. The shops, cafés and restaurants of Parsons Green and New Kings Road are just a short walk away.
Guide price: £3,500,000, black-brick.com