The Lancasters, Hyde Park
Some developments just capture the public’s imagination. Imagine a penthouse in Hyde Park designed by a member of the Royal Family. Welcome to The Lancasters. Originally forming an elegant parade of Grade II-listed stucco-fronted mid-19th century houses, the elegant facade has been transformed within. And the man responsible for this transformation? Viscount Linley, no less.
Fusing the period architecture with a brand new design and construction, the David Linley interiors have been designed impeccably with a contemporary Poliform kitchen, marble-tiled bathrooms and state of the art AV systems.
This four-bedroom duplex penthouse offers 3,640sq-ft of accommodation and a south-facing vista over Hyde Park.
A 24-hour concierge and valet parking service come as part of the package too, as does an exclusive spa featuring a swimming pool, gym, steam and treatment room.
Asking price of £10,900,000. hamptons.com
Telegraph Hill, Hampstead
Telegraph Hill in Hampstead is a small, gated development of four substantial houses on Platts Lane, Hampstead, very close to the Heath. This is the latest residential project by Paul Goldstein of EandO, former skiwear mogul of luxury skiwear brands Nevica, Killy and E+O. It’s particularly unusual because there are few new-build developments in the area around Hampstead.
Most noteworthy perhaps is house three (£11.95m), which, when complete next month will offer a huge 3,000 sq ft of basement space to accommodate entertainment amenities, including cinema room, games room, swimming pool, steam room, massage room, garaging and staff accommodation. The landscaped and terraced gardens, designed by Randle Siddeley, have a southerly aspect, summer houses (apart from house one) and barbecue facilities.
Prices range from £6.95m to £11.95m. Contact: Aston Chase, 020 7724 4724; TK International, 020 7794 8700; telegraph-hill.co.uk
Page Mews, Battersea
Consisting of nine luxury houses, Page Mews blends refined contemporary design with the benefit of a peaceful and secure location – in fact, the location is so secure that it used to be a playground in its former life. Close to Battersea Park, the new development is set in a quiet cul-de-sac, with bespoke hardwood gates providing access to the development.
The houses have been built to the highest specification with full-height folding glass doors leading onto carefully-landscaped, southwest-facing gardens.
Inside is no less impressive, with high ceilings and tall windows providing a light and spacious living environment.
The majority of the houses work equally well in a three- or four-bedroom configuration, with each room containing the latest in high technology specification. In terms of design, there’s simply no pastiche Victorian architecture here – it’s unashamedly contemporary and modern.
Prices start at £1.15m; 0845 230 4480; visionhomes.co.uk