Property Porn: In the City

Property Porn
Property Porn: In the City

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.

Glass Mansion new build in Mayfair

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.

House for sale on Inverleith Roa in Edinburgh.

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.

Stunning house for sale on Ilchester place in Holland Park.

Exquisite Family Home in Holland Park, London | For Sale £35M

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

The Glebe Development in London

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.

Hamilton Terrace for Sale with Daniel Daggers

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. 

Stunning property for sale on Hamilton Terrace

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. 

36 Warwick Avenue Little Venice for Sale

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.

60 Marlborough Place for Sale in St John's Wood.

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.

9 Randolph Road for Sale.

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 outside view

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

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.

House for sale in London with basement swimming pool.

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

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.

Luxury house surrounded by lush green

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.

A large double fronted period property on Hamilton Terrace, London.

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.

Dinning area large windows skyline view

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

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

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

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.

An external view of the Gasholder Apatments in King’s Cross, London.

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

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

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’.

New York city skyline

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.