As we move through life, our priorities change. In the past, a penthouse suite with a Jacuzzi and marble floors it may have represented the pinnacle of desirability. Now, those floors are a hazard, the hot tub is weird (who’s got time?), and a penthouse means one thing: taking the kids up ten floors. Once upon a time shelter of a bed I would have done well; now you’re probably looking at things like square footage and proximity to schools.
If this rings true, let us help you. We have found some fantastic properties that tick a number of boxes: they are large enough for a family, with three bedrooms or more. They have plenty of room for little ones to run around, whether in a private garden or near a park. And, speaking of proximity, they are well connected to all kinds of services, including schools. Happy house hunting!
Steele’s Road, NW3
This Grade II listed property has been under the same ownership for 33 years which is the marker of a great family home. Perhaps the current inhabitants stayed for the 452.8 square meters of space. Or it could also have something to do with the fact that this Queen Anne style house sits on a 0.26 acre plot – there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around in the country-style garden, despite being in the heart of North London. Other attractions include the house’s provenance from 1876, the handsome red brick façade and the location on Steele’s Road, which is considered one of the most sought after streets in Belsize Park. The road is equidistant from Hampstead Village, Primrose Hill, and Camden, very convenient to amenities and schools, including The Village Prep School, Herewood House, South Hampstead High School, and The American School.
Guide price £8,350,000, astonchase.com
St. James Place, SW1A
Despite its location in one of the most privileged and therefore busiest areas of London, this property is quite discreet. It is in a cul-de-sac just off St James’s Street, offering the best of both worlds in terms of peace and quiet, and proximity to boutiques, restaurants and mayfair members clubs. This Grade II listed townhouse dates back to the 17th century but has recently been refurbished and is now brimming with bespoke finishes and top quality materials. It comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two large family-sized reception rooms, as well as a steam room, treatment room and media room. Take the family to Green Park, which is just around the corner, on a Saturday morning, or hop on the adjacent tube for connections across London.
Pelham Place, SW7
Sometimes finding a large home in the inner commercial neighborhoods can be a challenge. South Kensington represents the solution, with a plethora of residential offerings coupled with the brilliance of PCL. This is one of those deals that should catch the eye of any family man or woman looking to balance home, work and social life. The property is nestled within one of those imposing partially stuccoed Regency terraces native of Kensington and Chelsea; Upon entering, however, the proceedings are distinctly homey. There are five/six bedrooms, five bathrooms and four reception spaces; again, no issues with space. There is also a substantial rear garden, as well as access to the Pelham Crescent Community Gardens, making it a tick to outdoor space, also. If you want to expand further, planning permission has been granted to build an underground extension below the garden.
Guide price £8,995,000, struttandparker.com
Cadogan Street, SW3
Here’s another South Ken home that delivers style and substance: This 2,900-square-foot townhouse features five bedrooms, a custom kitchen, a glass patio extension, a south-facing patio, a movie theater, and accommodations for the staff/guests. It also has significant off-street parking, as well as an electric charging point. But perhaps the property’s biggest selling point is that it’s the first renovation project for interior designer Fiona Barratt Campbell and her husband, former footballer Sol Campbell: the couple bought the building, which was originally the studio of a dentist and individual apartments, before restoring the facade. and the reconstruction of internal structures to create this beautiful family home. It has been furnished with pieces from Barratt Campbell’s own brand, FBC London, and can be purchased with or without the furniture package.
Guide price £7,750,000, struttandparker.com
Chiswick Green, W4
Now we’re moving to South and West London, corners of the capital typically known for being family-friendly. This property is for those who pursue new life construction; an amazing development in leafy and prosperous Chiswick. Chiswick Green is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartment homes that represent the perfect blend of modern and outdoor living; the collection, as the name suggests, spills directly into the park. The contemporary apartments are distributed in four buildings; in each, an elegant interior palette meets natural finishes and tactile details. Tradition be damned: Chiswick Green proves that, in 2022, a family home doesn’t have to mean a period townhouse with a sprawling yard. It can also mean spacious new construction with a concierge and access to green space.
Prices start from £1,625,000, residential.jll.co.uk
Broom House Lane, SW6
With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two dens, and 9,000 square feet, it’s safe to say this extensively renovated home is family-sized. The property is distributed over three floors, with all double bedrooms having en-suite bathrooms. The living room is spacious, the office room generous, and the kitchen/dining/family room open plan (and very impressive). Elsewhere, the Broomhouse Lane home goes further: there’s a private garden courtyard, a heated pool and movie theater, a gated driveway with space for two cars, plus CCTV and a security alarm system. high end. The property overlooks Fulham’s Hurlingham Park and its extensive sports facilities; The area is once again a hit with families thanks to its green spaces, residential offerings, and abundance of excellent schools.
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