Luxury homes in London: We take a look at some of London’s most expensive properties
Since the founding of the Sotheby’s auction house in 1744, the Sotheby’s name has become renowned for handling the sale of many of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. Sotheby’s International Realty was founded on the same reputation in 1976. It also benefits from a shared position of attracting the world’s wealthiest individuals, who appreciate art, antiques, jewellery, and other collectibles of which property plays a key part.
United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty sells and lets homes across London and the rest of the UK. Established in 1998, the company has a number of experienced specialists in all divisions, including residential sales, lettings, development sales, investment and international sales.
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 17,000 sales associates, located in approximately 800 offices across 61 countries, giving it one of the most expansive reaches of any real estate company worldwide.
They sell the most exclusive, luxurious and beautiful properties in the UK. One of their latest properties for sale was the £12,000,000 3a Palace Green in Kensington Palace Gardens. It is an extremely exclusive development offering superb security, landscaped gardens and secure underground parking. Palace Green is situated within one of the most exclusive private roads in the world. Now sold.
Don’t worry if you missed the above property. Another beautiful property available to buy is Palace Court (asking price £12,500,000), situated in London’s buzzing Notting Hill. It is an exceptionally large lateral penthouse apartment in one of the most prestigious mansion blocks in West London. With 24 hour concierge and excellent security, the block is within a stone’s throw of Hyde Park and the designer shops of Westbourne Grove. Meticulous attention and affection has been paid to every detail of the apartment’s interior design. Benefiting from an exceptionally large reception room with views over Kensington Gardens, the apartment further comprises of a Poggenpohl (award winning bespoke kitchens) kitchen breakfast room, a stylish dining room, media room, substantial master bedroom suite incorporating a sitting room, dual dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom, three double bedroom suites and an office/bedroom 5.
For the ultimate luxury big buy, then the Penthouse, Carlton House Terrace is for you. It is in the heart of London’s St James’s neighbourhood near Buckingham Palace, overlooking the park and the Mall. The Penthouse apartment is part of a unique and luxurious renovation of a beautiful regency style building designed by John Nash in the early 19th century. With its own private entrance with desk for concierge, the entrance to the apartment, accessible from a street with 24 hour security, is both grand and discreet. The penthouse has an exceptional entertaining space, with family and staff areas both well designed as well as benefitting from bespoke finishes, designer kitchen and air conditioning throughout.
The property is split over two floors and comprises of four bedroom suites, with an impressive valued ceiling adding character to the three guest suites. Aside from the three generous reception rooms the property also benefits from a south west facing terrace with amazing views over some of London’s iconic landmarks. The penthouse comes with three large parking spaces as well as an unmodernised are of over 2300sq ft on the lower ground floor, which has access directly from the penthouse, making it ideal for use as a gym and staff quarters for the premises. It’s yours for £35,000,000.