In the quest for space and light in the English capital, many buyers are keen to find large lateral apartments spanning the width of two buildings.

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The chance to get hold of such a rare property has come up with the sale of a classic lateral first floor flat on Eaton Place, a well-known street just north of Eaton Square.

Costing £5.25 million, the three-bedroom flat (all bedrooms come with en suites) that runs over two substantial buildings also has a terrace and two balconies front and back.

Selling agent Rupert des Forges from Knight Frank’s Sloane Avenue office (020 7591 8600, www.knightfrank.co.uk) says, ‘This is a great opportunity to improve a somewhat tired property that has good sized rooms with high ceilings and six French windows leading onto the main balcony. Due to its position on the first floor, it benefits from higher ceilings and generous proportions.’

Other pluses include a resident porter, lift and communal central heating and hot water.’

The location is ideal, as the new owner will be within walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants in both Belgravia and Knightsbridge. The Eaton Place property also is for sale with joint agents Savills (020 7730 0822’ www.savills.co.uk).

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