Manners maketh the man, but a London abode to die for helps.
Tower Hill, EC3, from £5 million
The ultimate pieds-à-terre, the 41 luxury residences at Grade II-listed, neo-Classical Ten Trinity Square benefit from the spa, bar and restaurant at the new Four Seasons Hotel also in the building (open from January, 2017). The residences—you really can’t call them flats, think Italian marble, parquet floors and state-of-the-art technology—have between one and five bedrooms apiece and there’s also a club, which has meeting rooms, an art gallery and a ‘cigar-sampling lounge’.
Strutt & Parker (020–7318 4677) and Savills (020–7409 9998)
Lancaster Gate, W2, £1.65 million
This exceptional mezzanine one-bedroom apartment is on the first floor of a Grade II-listed white-stucco building close to Hyde Park. Full-height arched windows, sleek design, under-floor heating, beautiful plasterwork ceilings and a feature fireplace con- tribute to the general feeling of five- star living.
Knight Frank (020–3627 7623)
Chelsea, SW3, £4.95 million
Soaring skylights, window walls, a glass staircase and double-height rooms light up this former artist’s-studio house—the garden and spacious roof terrace help, too. Glebe Place is just south of the King’s Road, close to Sloane Square and South Kensington Tubes, and the spacious one-bed- room property has been extensively modernised throughout.
Knight Frank (020–7349 4300)
Southwark, SE1, £699,995–£1.82 million
This former bakery—at 1–19, Valentine Place, recently developed by Crest Nicholson—holds a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, penthouses, duplexes and mews houses (some with balconies and terraces) around a central courtyard garden. London Bridge, Waterloo, Borough Market and the South Bank are all within walking distance.
Savills (020–7531 2500)
Pimlico, SW1, £1.15 million
If you’re close to Victoria station, you can pretty much get anywhere you want in London in a jiffy. This two-bedroom flat in a Victorian house on Belgrave Road has been beautifully refurbished, with wood floors, high ceilings, restored cornicing and clever use of natural light.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (020–7828 4050)
Wapping, E1, £1.66 million
Set on the second and third floors of Great Jubilee Wharf, on cobble-stoned Wapping Wall, this characterful converted-warehouse apartment has two bedrooms, exposed brick walls and beams, a double- height entrance hall and a balcony with far-reaching views over the Thames. There’s also a porter.
Knight Frank (020–553 7601)