Luxurious city living can look different everywhere you go in the world. A colourful and characterful central London townhouse fit for a growing family, a modern and minimalistic architecturally-designed property in sunny Los Angeles, or a sumptuous open-plan luxury penthouse with epic views of the New York skyline. Explore our top picks of international prime and super-prime properties around the globe which offer inner-city living in style.
Matt Damon's Former Los Angeles Home in Pacific Palisades, California | For Sale $21M
With an astonishing 13,508 sq ft of space, this zen-inspired architectural masterpiece courtesy of Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design is Hollywood actor Matt Damon's former home. It is one of the largest luxury properties within the exclusive Upper Riviera neighbourhood of LA. The home offers ultimate luxury A-list living, with 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, home cinema (of course!), poolside dining area and private massage treatment room.
10-Bedroom Italianate Villa in Holland Park, London | For Sale £30M
This large detached villa sits at the corner of Holland Park and Holland Park Avenue in London's prime W11 postcode. While in need of refurbishment, the Italianate architecture of the property is both romantic and grandiose, spanning 10,000 sq ft with planning to build to 15,000 sq ft. Occupying a large, south-facing corner plot, there is secure off-street parking space for 6 cars - a rarity in central London.
Versatile Art-Deco Property in Holland Park, London | For Sale POA
Aubrey Lodge is an elegant West London property that has been preserved by the same family since the late-1800s. A fantastic potential rental investment, the property's layout is well suited to remain as six separate apartments or could be transformed back into a private home. Art Deco-style interiors include tiled fireplaces, solid parquet wood flooring and decorative window latches. It also enjoys direct access to one of London's finest parks, Holland Park.
Converted Gothic Church in Kensal Green, London | For Sale £5.95M
Kenmont Gardens is a converted Gothic church of voluminous proportions that has been internally redesigned by Harriet Holgate while honouring its ecclesiastical past. Some of its distinctive characteristics include internal arches, Italian-tiled floors and stained-glass windows. The modern kitchen is custom-made by Rupert Bevan, with polished-concrete worktops and cabinets clad in copper-coloured zinc
Ralph Knott-Designed Original Mayfair Mansion in London | For Sale £54.5M
Split across a townhouse and mews, this palatial Grade II listed townhouse at 21 Upper Grosvenor Street has been restored and modernised by its previous owners. The London mega-mansion occupies over 14,500 sq ft and provides period grandeur alongside ultra-luxurious modern living. The main house has 5 principle bedroom suites with further bedrooms in the ‘Mews House’ located at the rear of the property in Culross Street.
Luxury Duplex Family Apartment at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, London | For Sale £28M
Notably one of London's most prestigious residential addresses, One Hyde Park is in the heart of Knightsbridge overlooking the Royal Park. This exceptional three-bedroom duplex family apartment offers a formal reception room which opens out onto a large terrace area as well as another more informal reception room, patio terrace area and separate kitchen. Modernised throughout, all bedrooms have electric sliding doors. Living within this exclusive development, managed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, grants residents access to bespoke services and amenities.
Duplex Apartment Overlooking The Seine River In Place de l'Alma, Paris | For Sale €4.97M
This luxury 3-bedroom duplex apartment overlooking the Seine Rive includes a cellar and studio space as well as private entry via lift. The cool and contemporary interiors are open-plan and light-filled, with stunning hardwood floors and classic French doors opening out onto the city’s 16th arrondissement.
Extroadinary Parisian Luxury Property In The 16th Arrondissement, Paris | For Sale €80M
This newly built 1,237 sq m property sits behind a historic façade in the prestigious 16th arrondissement of Paris. With 3 entire floors dedicated to activities and leisure, this expansive home offers the ultimate luxury living experience. A 92 sq m principal apartment consists of a den, bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. Built for entertaining, it even houses a private two-level nightclub, home cinema and wine cellar.
Elegant Family Home in Roehampton, London | For Sale £6.25M
Upton House is a newly developed double fronted home by award-winning property developer Richstone. The Victorian-inspired property measures 5,200sq ft set across three floors and showcases beautiful architectural detailing including rough-cut limestone, Critall framed doors, marble fireplaces and ornate cornicing. The home includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms.
Exceptional Open-Plan Luxury Property in Hampstead, London | For Sale £7.5M
The Chapel Hampstead Manor is a new luxury property development in North West London’s leafy Hamstead Heath. With 4-bedrooms and 4-bathrooms, the breathtaking modern home is the result of an impressive restoration project which has seen a Grade II-listed building converted into a contemporary private property with sprawling living spaces, landscaped gardens, a 24-hour concierge, swimming pool, gym, spa and private underground car parking.
Spacious City Apartment Within A Former Fire Station In Belsize Park, London | For Sale £3.95M
This unique 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is discreetly set within a Grade II listed former fire station in the exclusive London postcode of NW3. At over 2,500sq ft, the apartment’s spacious interior is flooded with light and has been designed to the highest specification. This exciting development is a fabulous example of contemporary, secure and energy-efficient living.
3-Bedroom Luxury Flat In Marylebone, London | For Sale £6.75M
This luxury city residence set within The Turner at 14 Park Crescent is a beautiful example of classical Regency architecture. The 3-bedroom apartment has a south-facing terrace and contemporary, stylish interiors. It’s a perfect city home which comes full furnished and with exclusive access to 8 acres of gardens and tennis courts.
Tom Ford’s Former Chelsea Mansion in London, England | For Sale £17.4M
This stylish luxury home was once owned by fashion designer Tom Ford. This stately London mansion’s stunning interiors are outfitted in stainless steel, black glass, striated Macassar wood, jet-black wall paneling and a breathtaking marble staircase. The four-story Victorian property is located in The Bolton’s, an exclusive 30-home enclave in Chelsea.
Meticulously Designed Luxury Residence in Mayfair, London | For Sale £50M
Recognised as Mayfair's most expensive home, this exceptional glass mansion is situated within a discreet and highly secure gated mews just moments from London's Green Park and Hyde Park. Down Street Mews showcases expert craftsmanship and is configured as two individual homes which could be created into a single house. The properties include a four-car garage, private luxury spa, swimming pool, wellness facilities and a home cinema.
Georgian Family Townhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland | For Sale £1.45M
This spacious and versatile property is just a stone's throw from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Inverleith. Having undergone extensive refurbishment while honouring the elegant Georgian design, many of the period features such as original flagstone flooring, intricate plasterwork, sash windows and working shutters were restored, while a modern touch was introduced through smart home technology, luxurious contemporary fixtures, column and modernised cast iron radiators and chic hotel-style bathrooms.
Exquisite Family Home in Holland Park, London | For Sale £32M
This 7-bedroom property in leafy Holland Park's Ilchester Place includes seven bathrooms, three reception rooms and a swimming pool. The exquisite luxury property has been completely rebuilt and extended behind its original façade and boasts industry-leading built-in lifestyle technology
Luxury Housing Complex With Apartments, Private Homes & Penthouses in Chelsea, London | For Sale POA
The Glebe is a one-acre development in the heart of Old Chelsea designed by the practice of Sir Norman Foster. The luxury housing complex comprises six apartments, a penthouse and two villas, all with their own private swimming pools. At less than a minute's stroll from King's Road, it offers unparalleled privacy amidst on of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods.
Contemporary Detached Home in St John's Wood, London | For Sale £19.25M
Currently being sold by none other than 'Mr Super Prime' Daniel Daggers, this 7-bedroom detached house on NW8's Hamilton Terrace was designed by award-winning architect KSR. Luxury amenities include a swimming pool, spa, gym, games room, media room, utility room and staff accommodation with a separate entrance.
Luxurious Georgian Detached Family Home in St Johns Wood, London | For Sale £25M
This Georgian detached family home on the prestigious tree-lined boulevard of Hamilton Terrace is a London property like no other. With 12,453 sq ft to fill, the home includes a large landscaped rear garden, four bedroom suites, a reception room, two kitchens and a lower ground level solely dedicated to entertaining and leisure, complete with an indoor swimming pool, bar, home gym, jacuzzi, sauna and luxury home cinema.
Unique White Stucco Period House in Little Venice, London | For Sale £11.25
Sitting pretty at 36 Warwick Avenue, this recently refurbished semi-detached home is the ideal base for a city-dwelling family. Five bedrooms suites, a sprawling double reception room, and a dining room and conservatory leading onto the gardens provide copious amounts of space.
Semi-Detached Victorian Family Home in St John’s Wood, London | For Sale £8.95M
60 Marlborough Place is a 6-bedroom semi-detached Grade II Listed Victorian house in the desirable postcode of NW8. Secure gated off-street parking and a separate summer house are just some of the sought-after features of this spacious inner-city luxurious property.
Semi-Detached 5-Bedroom Period House in Little Venice, London | For Sale £8.5M
This stunning white stucco fronted period property is located at 9 Randolph Road, one of the finest addresses in West London's Little Venice. The elegant family home offers two formal reception rooms and a principal bedroom suite with his and hers dressing rooms. The luxurious communal gardens include a children's play area and tennis court.
Victorian Home in Surrey, England | For Sale £2.8m
You may recognise this charming 6-bedroom property in Kingston-upon-Thames as the house from the John Lewis Christmas TV advert back in 2014 (the one with the young boy and penguin playing hide-and-seek). It has retained its period features and magical charm, including high ceilings, generous windows and a homely kitchen complete with an Aga.
Minimalist home in Hampstead, London | For Sale £19.5m
Proving less is more, this contemporary minimalist home designed by world famous architect Claudio Silvestrin shows that pared-back interiors can allow for space and light to do the talking. There’s plenty of room for both indoor and outdoor entertaining, and the mature, ground floor level gardens have been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold prize-winning designer Chris Beardshaw.
6-Bedroom Mews House in Belgravia, London | For Sale £22m
Tucked away in Belgravia’s Wilton Mews sits this impressive new build home. Ample lateral space, large reception rooms and 6 generously-sized bedrooms with en suite facilities make this home ideal for entertaining. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, gym, and lift serving all floors and two garages.
Riverside Penthouse in Barnes | For Sale £1.65m
This south-west London home perfectly represents immaculate open-plan living. Double-height ceilings and big windows add depth while a large roof terrace overlooking Barnes and Harrods Village provides modern outdoor space. The loft-style master bedroom spans the entire width of the building.
Architecturally Designed House in Highgate, London | For Sale £9.5m
Nestled amidst a green landscape of ferns, this 6-bedroom house, with a private garden, garage and swimming pool, has been impeccably designed by architects Stanton Williams. Modern and voluminous from the outside, the north London home is flooded with light and filled with distinctive features such as footbridge and galleried reception.
10-Bedroom Family Home in St John’s Wood, London | For Sale £27.5m
This imposing house located in north west London’s exclusive Hamilton Terrace has been built to the highest of specifications. The gated property sprawls across 11,420 sq ft of living area and houses a leisure complex, landscaped garden, large terrace, games room, bar and an attached mews house.
Madison Square Park Tower Penthouse, Manhattan | For Sale $77.7m
This six-bed, six-bath triplex apartment spans a generous 13,000 sq ft and soars above East 22nd Street and Park Avenue South. Set within Kohn Pedersen Fox’s latest skyscraper, the interiors have been designed collaboratively by Thomas Juul-Hansen, Lee F. Mindel of SheltonMindel, and Ryan Korban.
Turner-inspired home in Queen’s Park London | For Sale £1.25m
Concrete, natural wood and stone are the main materials used to create this low-key, minimal home in north west London. Takero Shimazaki Architects focused on the inclusion of tactile elements using herringbone marble tiling and bare plaster walls as well as archways to softly illustrate the source of inspiration, which was JMW Turner’s ‘Interior of an Italian Church’.
Soho Triplex, 421 Broome Street, Manhattan | For Sale $65m
This four-bedroom, seven-bathroom cast-iron loft boasts an enormous slate-grey, vaulted ceiling kitchen with ample storage space. Designed by AML Architecture/Roman and Williams, this illustrious home’s interior features include custom fabricated steel doors, windows and skylights and exemplary attention to detail throughout.
Le Penthouse, 172 Madison Avenue, Manhattan | For Sale $98m
This stunning penthouse at 172 Madison Avenue boasts an unusually generous amount of outdoor space, with over 3,500 sq ft of terraces and a private rooftop pool. The Karl Fischer-designed tower sits next to the Empire State Building and sprawls across five floors. The property also includes access to a spa, pet spa and gym complete with a yoga studio.
Gasholder Apatments in King’s Cross | For Sale £810k - £3.525m
This unique residential development of 145 apartments stands out amongst the city landscape thanks to its cast iron framework. Set within three conjoined gasholders, architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre designed the exterior and Jonathan Tuckey the interiors. Residents will have access to a gym, spa, cinema and a communal rooftop garden landscaped by Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist Dan Pearson.
Woolworth Tower Residences, Tribeca, New York | For sale $79m
This limited collection of thirty-two remarkable properties are housed within the top 30 floors of The Woolworth Tower, one of NYC’s most iconic skyscrapers. The gothic building is known for its gargoyles, flying buttresses and verdigris crown and has never housed private residences until now. Famed French architect Thierry W Despont is responsible for this highly-anticipated transformation.
Kensington Apartment by William Morris | For Sale £3.45m
This characterful London apartment, with its stained glass windows, mezzanine level, mosaic floors, mahogany fireplaces and barrelled ceiling is located just a short walk from Hyde Park. Many of its original period features have been restored and it was formerly occupied by Vicomtesse Petersham in the 20th century, as well as serving as a shoot location for Sir Paul McCartney’s 1984 film ‘Give my regards to Broad Street’.
53W53 Penthouse in Midtown, New York | For Sale $63.815 Million
360-degree views across Central Park, Hudson River, East River and the downtown NYC skyline are just one of the benefits of this impressive four-bedroom duplex. The luxury Jean Nouvel-designed property sits atop the Museum of Modern Art and was brought to life in collaboration with world-renowned interior designer Thierry Despont.