From striking lateral apartments in iconic central London settings to lock-up-and-leave apartments and New England-style houses in the countryside, Arabella Youens scours the market for the latest developments.
Pimlico, £1.85 million
2 bedrooms, 24-hour concierge, gym, yoga studio
On the river in Pimlico and just a few minutes’ walk from the Tube station, this new development was designed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Stanton Williams and features interlocking shapes and curves that reflect its position on the Thames. The apartment has a bespoke Boffi kitchen.
Knight Frank and Savills (020–7828 3007)
Lincoln’s Inn Fields, from £900,000
Lincoln Square, WC2
One- to four-bedroom apartments, 25m pool, gym, cinema
Adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice and the London School of Economics, this unusual residential development offers the opportunity to live in the heart of London’s legal quarter. At its centre is a garden square, for the exclusive use of the residents, and other amenities include a private club, a library and a dining room for up to 36 people.
Knight Frank and CBRE (020–7004 0910)
Buxmead, from £6.9 million
The Bishops Avenue, N2
Three- to six-bedroom apartments, concierge, residents’ pool
A newcomer to The Bishops Avenue, the well-known mansion-lined street in north-west London, Buxmead is a gated complex of 20 apartments ranging from three bedrooms to a six-bedroom penthouse, set in 2½ acres of landscaped gardens. Residents will be able to dip into the 25m indoor pool, work out in the ‘Techno’ gym, relax in the screening room and enjoy a drink at a bar that mirrors a first-class airport lounge.
Glentree (020–8458 7311)
South Bank, £750,000
30, Casson Square, SE1
1 bedroom, concierge, gym and pool
Enjoying a spectacular position by the London Eye and set to be finished in 2019 is this collection of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and pent- houses. When complete, the development will include a new public square with bars and restaurants as well as a new underground entrance to Waterloo station.
Southbank Place (020–7001 3600)
Hampshire, £1.35 million
Froyle Park, Upper Froyle
4 bedrooms, open-plan kitchen/living room, garden
Boasting a large kitchen and dining room with a separate study room as well as a living room, this is a well-designed family house. Upstairs, the master-bedroom suite has views to open countryside and the spare bedroom comes with an en-suite shower room. Outside is a double garage.
Linden Homes (01420 550407)
Berkshire, from £2 million
The Ridge, Sunningdale
Penthouse, concierge, basement parking
The Ridge in Sunningdale describes itself as a ‘contemporary stately home’, which has been divided into mansion flats. Designed to suit downsizers who might be travelling for parts of the year, the apartments are ideal lock-up-and-leaves.
Savills (01344 626162) & Strutt & Parker (01344 623411)
West Sussex, £1.25 million
Seafire, West Wittering
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden
This New England-style house is one of two new builds over- looking the Solent. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and the open-plan kitchen/living room is on the first floor with a balcony and bi-fold doors to make the most of the sea views.
Strutt & Parker (01243 832600)
Strathmore House, Poundbury
3 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, two bathrooms
Strathmore House was designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry and stands in the centre of Queen Mother Square. This penthouse apartment has a total floor area of 1,787sq ft and boasts a roof terrace overlooking the square.
Parkers Property (01305 340860)
Somerset, from £522,000
Freshford Mill, Bath
Two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses
Set in an AONB, a derelict mill and surrounding area is being converted into 21 new apartments and houses, some of which have views towards the river. The village lies six miles south-east of Bath and has its own train station.
Savills (01225 474501) and Environ (01732 848316)