Could one of these be your next home?
At a time where a mere parking space near Hyde Park costs £300,000 and a former garage-turned-studio in Highgate Village is on the market for £250,000, buying every smithereen of London property can mean draining banks accounts to the last pound.
But if you’re a property punter with millions to splash, worry not for there are plenty of ultra-luxury homes on the market that you can snap up.
Here’s our pick of five London homes on sale for more than £35m:
Price tag: £49m
Now what justifies this Hampstead home’s £49m price tag you may ask? Well, let’s start with the jaw-dropping features. This manor comes with indoor and outdoor pools big enough for you to host epic pool parties while the in-house cinema and library look straight out of a film about some business bigshot. In fact, it was originally built circa 1896 for Russell Rea MP, a Victorian shipping magnate.
Be it hosting canapé parties in its extensive gardens or kicking back with a glass of bubbly in its five reception rooms, this home might be just the dream/trophy you want to slosh your dosh on.
Price tag: £45m
Sit in the drawing room of this five-bedroom pad and you’d be looking straight out to Regent’s Park. Stand on its roof garden, which comes with an open air jacuzzi, and you’d spot the London Eye and the Shard in the skyline. What’s more? If you’re a flexible worker then the home’s separate business entrance that opens directly onto a grand study and PA area will be perfect for you.
And if you think the £45m price tag isn’t easy on the pocket, remind yourself that a terrace mansion in the vicinity went for £80m earlier this year.
Price tag: £39.5m
Okay, you need to be an ultra-high net worth individual to just view this hot prop. After all, it’s in SW3 darling, the borough of everyone rich and famous – from Sir Mick Jagger to twenty-somethings that you see/don’t want to see on telly.
What’s it going to be like to live in this luxury apartment? Well, you have five luxury bedroom suites with five reception rooms that you can chill in. If you happen to get bored of those, don’t worry because you’ve also got your very own cinema room and private gym to keep you entertained.
Other bells and whistles include underground parking with number plate recognition and a full-time gardener for the extensive communal garden.
Price tag: £39.5m
If it’s a home with a history you’re after then this property may well be your dream home. Built in circa 1753, previous residents include Admiral Thomas Cochrane, the 10th Earl of Dundonald, Baronet Sir Arthur Clarke Jervoise, an officer in the Coldstream Guards and the heiress Right Honourable Lady Mary Gerard.
And if you don’t care about history, this Mayfair mansion comes with quite a few amazing features.
Located just off Berkeley Square, it has a two-storey reception hall and the classic grand sweeping staircase leading to the eight bedrooms. Then there’s the 55ft/17m swimming pool next to the gym, steam room, sauna and beauty treatment suite, and shower room.
Did we mention that the Playboy Club is a seven-minute walk from this place?
Price tag: £38m
Buy this home on Bishop’s Avenue and you may well feel like a bishop. Enter this eight-bedroom pad and you’d be greeted by a decadent entrance hall fit with bespoke marbles and handcrafted joinery. Then a swirly staircase will lead you to a maharajah-style bedroom suite which comes with his and her marble bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The home also comes with a games room, cinema and garaging which can accommodate four Limousines. But so what? Most homes these day have these, dare we say, outrageous features.
So the wow factor that will make you leap towards your chequebook is this London condo’s indoor pool complex. Not only does it come with steam, sauna, private massage and fitness rooms but it opens on to this large sunken terrace with a pool and waterfall. Yes, you read that right – a waterfall!
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