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Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill, with its picturesque surroundings and vibrant community, stands as one of London’s most cherished neighbourhoods. Amidst its tree-lined streets and close to the heart of London’s energy, lies a property that is a testament to architectural brilliance and historical significance: Wrentham on Elsworthy Road.

Key Features of Wrentham on Elsworthy Road:

Historical Significance: Built in 1898 by the renowned builder William Willett, Wrentham is a captivating house that exudes a unique charm. Its legacy is further enriched by its association with musical genius George Solti, adding layers of allure to its narrative.

Expansion Potential: Wrentham currently spans 6653 square feet but possesses the   potential to expand to an impressive 8505 square feet, all while preserving its distinctive charm.
Outdoor Spaces: The landscape of the property is akin to a symphony, incorporating diverse elements to create a visually stunning and immersive environment.

Accommodations and Amenities:

The property boasts a principal bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite, five additional bedrooms, a dedicated music room, storeroom, office, pantry, conservatory, and seven receptions. Amenities include a garden, patio, conservatory, resident parking, off-street parking, garage, security system, wine storage, and a utility room.

Location Benefits:

Located on Elsworthy Road, Wrentham is in close proximity to Regent’s Park and offers impressive views from the iconic Primrose Hill Park. The tranquillity of the area, combined with its proximity to the City and West End, makes it a sought-after urban village.

 

If you’re seeking a home that offers both character and convenience in the heart of London, this might just be the perfect fit.

For further inquiries or to schedule a viewing, contact Aston Chase at their given address or reach out at the provided contact details.

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Discover the Extravagance of Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood, London, NW8

Nestled in the heart of one of London’s most coveted neighbourhoods, 24 Cavendish Avenue presents a rare opportunity to own a truly remarkable luxury property. This substantial low-built (three floors only) detached property for sale in St John’s Wood spans an impressive 802.19 square meters (8,635 square feet) and offers a luxurious living experience with indoor leisure features. Built two decades ago, the property exudes the timeless charm of a Victorian villa while boasting contemporary amenities for modern living.

Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of 3.5-meter ceiling heights, setting the tone for the opulent interiors that follow. The layout of the home has been thoughtfully arranged to offer exceptional entertaining and leisure spaces, making it perfect for hosting extravagant gatherings or enjoying peaceful moments of relaxation.

One of the highlights of this exceptional luxury property for sale in St John’s Wood is the indoor swimming pool, accompanied by adjoining steam, shower, and changing rooms.

Cavendish Avenue’s prime location adds to its allure. Situated between Circus Road and Wellington Road adjacent to Lords Cricket Ground at the southern end of St John’s Wood, the property offers the best of both worlds: a sense of tranquillity and easy access to the vibrant life of the city. You’ll find yourself only 300 meters away from the diverse range of high-quality retail outlets, restaurants, and cafes lining St John’s Wood High Street.

For commuters, St John’s Wood Underground Station, served by the Jubilee Line, is a mere 500 meters away, providing seamless connectivity to London’s bustling hotspots. Families will appreciate the proximity to The American School in London (ASL), just 700 meters away, offering world-class education.

The verdant expanses of Regent’s Park and the cultural delights of Marylebone are within a 500-meter radius, making it effortless to explore the city’s natural beauty and cultural treasures.

The accommodation itself is a combination of elegance and sophistication. The property features a principal bedroom suite with two walk-in dressing rooms and a private terrace, four additional bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, two en-suite shower rooms, and a staff bedroom or optional sixth bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.

Entertainment options are abound with a drawing room, dining room, family room, study, and a private screening room or media room – a haven for cinephiles. For fitness enthusiasts, the large gymnasium provides ample space to stay in shape.

The kitchen/breakfast room with an adjoining pantry and a utility room cater to the demands of daily living. Multiple guest cloakrooms ensure that visitors are well accommodated.

Outside, the property continues to impress with secure off-street parking on the drive for two vehicles and a car lift providing access to an additional concealed parking space. The landscaped front garden and central courtyard garden create an oasis of tranquillity.

With its combination of timeless architecture, indulgent amenities, and a prime location, this luxury home in St John’s Wood is an opportunity not to be missed. So, seize the chance to call Cavendish Avenue home and experience the epitome of refined living in St John’s Wood, London, NW8.

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Primrose Hill Road, Belsize Park: A Rare Opportunity to Own a Victorian Gem

A truly rare and captivating opportunity has arisen. This magnificent Victorian house for sale in Belsize Park on Primrose Hill Road, nestled in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Belsize Park. This impressive semi-detached freehold property, currently comprising three apartments, exudes the timeless charm and elegance of the Victorian era. With its period features, spacious interiors, and a picturesque 120ft east-facing rear garden, this property offers various applications ranging from a Freehold rental investment or the ability (subject to planning permission) to combine two of the apartments or indeed to create a family house with a self-contained apartment .

Original cornicing, a stunning staircase, and large sash windows flood the space with natural light, creating an atmosphere of refined elegance. Each apartment within the building possesses its own distinct allure, combining classic architectural elements with modern comforts.

Flat 1 (986 sq ft/91.60 sq m) is a meticulously designed two-bedroom lateral garden apartment. Recently renovated to a high standard, it offers a well-planned layout and direct access to the rear garden..

Flat 2 (903 sq ft/83.89 sq m), is an impressive raised ground floor two-bedroom apartment. With its high ceilings and pleasant views over the gardens.

Flat 3 (2,233 sq ft/207.45 sq m) presents an expansive three-bedroom duplex apartment arranged over the first and second floors featuring exceptional reception space .This well-appointed residence offers a seamless blend of style and functionality. With a contemporary open kitchen and living area, it provides the perfect setting for entertaining guests. The apartment also features, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (I ensuite) and ample space throughout, ensuring a comfortable and luxurious living experience.

The property is available with vacant possession, allowing you to make it your own. Its superb location between Belsize Park and Primrose Hill offers a vibrant mix of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and independent shops right at your doorstep    The convenience of Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) and Belsize Park (Norther Line) ensures easy access to destinations like Oxford Street, Bond Street, Mayfair, The City, and Canary Wharf.

With a Guide Price of £5,000,000 Subject To Contract, this Victorian gem for sale in Belsize Park on Primrose Hill Road is a true representation of period architecture. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity. Contact us today to arrange a viewing.

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St John’s Lodge: Exquisite Living in Primrose Hill

Step into a world of elegance with St John’s Lodge, a luxury duplex apartment is for sale located on Harley Road in the sought-after Primrose Hill. Immaculately renovated to perfection, this exceptional four-bedroom residence offers a harmonious blend of spacious living areas, bespoke design, natural light and exclusive amenities.

Situated on the 1st and 2nd floors of an imposing detached conversion, this luxury apartment for sale in Primrose Hill spans an impressive 181 sq m/1,951 sq ft. As you enter, you are greeted by the entrance hall into the beautifully presented reception room and dining area provide the perfect space for entertaining guests or relaxing with family. The separate bespoke designed kitchen is a chef’s dream, boasting top-of-the-line appliances including a Miele coffee machine and wide central island.

The accommodation further comprises four bedrooms, including a
principal bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. Two additional shower rooms and two guest cloakrooms ensure convenience and privacy for all residents. Every inch of this luxury duplex apartment in Primrose Hill has been meticulously crafted to create an atmosphere of comfort and style.
St John’s Lodge offers more than just impeccable interiors. Gated off-street parking, accessible via electronic gates, provides the utmost convenience and security. Residents also have access a communal outside area.

The location of Harley Road is unbeatable. Just a short walk away, you’ll find Swiss Cottage Underground Stations (Jubilee Line), granting easy access to the vibrant amenities and eateries of Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, and Belsize Park. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the close proximity to the green open spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, perfect for leisurely walks or picnics with stunning views of the city.

St John’s Lodge presents an exceptional opportunity to experience
luxurious living in one of London’s most desirable locations. Don’t miss your chance to own this luxury duplex apartment in Primrose Hill, London.

Contact our team today to arrange a viewing and discover the epitome of sophistication and comfort that awaits you at St John’s Lodge.

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Belsize Park Mews: A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of London

Belsize Park Mews: A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of London

Belsize Park Mews presents a truly enchanting home for sale in Belsize Park for those seeking an ideal blend of elegance and contemporary living. This charming three-bedroom, three-bathroom mews house has undergone a remarkable renovation, culminating in a home that artfully merges modern luxury with timeless appeal.

Step inside to find beautifully designed living spaces filled with natural light, creating an inviting ambience. The centrepiece of the house is the spacious modern, fully fitted kitchen/family room, an ideal backdrop for hosting family and friends.

The property houses three generously sized bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathrooms, ensuring comfort and convenience. An adaptable study room serves as a home office or a peaceful retreat for reading and relaxation.

The property is outfitted with top-notch amenities and security features. The Unifi Wi-Fi wired system ensures uninterrupted connectivity, while new windows and doors equipped with a misting system, smoke and heat detectors enhance safety. The reception room and principal bedroom, along with the top floor, offer air conditioning for optimal comfort. A fully fitted security CCTV system with a monitoring station and a robust security front door further reinforce the property’s security measures.

Stepping outside, you’ll find an amazing private roof terrace, an ideal spot for outdoor enjoyment and sun-soaking. This tranquil space provides a serene escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Belsize Park Mews is perfectly positioned just off Belsize Lane, providing easy access to the lively amenities of Belsize Village, England’s Lane, and Haverstock Hill. Take a leisurely stroll to nearby Primrose Hill for stunning panoramic city views. Excellent transport links are also within easy reach, with Belsize Park Station (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) connecting you to the rest of London.

Seize the opportunity to own this exceptional home for sale in Belsize Park. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our principal agent at enquiries@astonchase.com. This freehold property, listed at £2,150,000, combines contemporary elegance and a coveted location in one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.

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21 Belsize Lane, Belsize Park: The Epitome of Contemporary Luxury

Welcome to 21 Belsize Lane, an exquisite three-bedroom luxury apartment for sale London

21 Belsize Lane is situated on the ground floor level of an exclusive newly constructed boutique development in the heart of Belsize Village. With meticulous interior design and an array of modern amenities, this residence offers the perfect blend of style, comfort, and convenience.

Spanning an impressive 146 square meters (1,575 square feet), this apartment has been thoughtfully designed to create a seamless flow of space and natural light. As you step inside, you’ll be immediately captivated by the stunning interior and attention to detail that is evident in every corner.

One of the standout features of this property is its own secluded private garden, providing a serene oasis amidst the bustling city. Imagine enjoying your morning coffee or hosting intimate gatherings in this tranquil outdoor space. Additionally, the secure underground car parking ensures ease and convenience for residents.

Prepare to be impressed by the multitude of modern amenities that enhance the overall living experience. The apartment boasts underfloor heating, providing optimal comfort throughout the year. The comfort cooling system ensures a pleasant environment, even on the warmest summer days. With the Legrand home automation system, you can effortlessly control the heating, lighting, audio, and Entryphone systems, allowing you to create the perfect ambiance at the touch of a button. The Sonos sound system adds another layer of luxury, enabling you to enjoy your favourite music throughout the apartment. With telephone data, and TV points in every room, you’ll have connectivity at your fingertips.

The accommodation comprises a principal bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and a third bedroom. The reception room seamlessly incorporates an open-plan, fully fitted kitchen and dining area, perfect for entertaining guests or spending quality time with loved ones. The apartment also features a stylish shared bathroom, further enhancing its functionality and convenience.

Situated in the heart of Belsize Village, this location offers an abundance of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, allowing you to immerse yourself in the vibrant local scene. With Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) Underground Stations equidistant from the apartment, commuting and exploring the city is effortless. Furthermore, the open spaces of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill are within easy reach, offering opportunities for leisurely walks and breath-taking views.

21 Belsize Lane presents a unique opportunity to own a turnkey property in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. With an asking price of £2,875,000, this apartment offers contemporary luxury and a lifestyle that is second to none. Contact our team today to arrange a viewing and experience the epitome of modern living in Belsize Park.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERIOD PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN LONDON

From red-brick Victorian gems to glamorous Regency-era townhouses, period properties possess a certain je ne sais quoi that is missing from the – dare we say it – soulless superstructures of the modern era

You can keep your clean lines, fluid shapes, and metallic textures. When it comes to property, there’s nothing like some old-world charm. We want sash windows and stained glass. Give us ceiling roses, corbels, and cornicing galore. More fireplaces than you can count? Yes please. If you too are a lover of all things ornate, then you’re in the right place: this is our edit of the latest, and most sumptuous, period properties for sale in London right now.

The following is an excerpt from the above Luxury London article which features two offerings from our portfolio of stunning properties.

Regent’s Crescent, W1B

Regent’s Crescent is a slice of London history, forming part of architect John Nash’s grand vision of a Roman-inspired West End approach to Regent’s Park. After a five-year renovation, Regent’s Crescent has emerged as a 120-metre curve of glorious stucco with all the classical beauty of Nash’s design. This is an rare opportunity for buyers to acquire a lateral apartment within this landmark Grade I-listed development – the property features a 75sqm private terrace which runs the entire width of the apartment, as well as a double-height entrance lobby, 24/7 concierge, meeting rooms, a 20m swimming pool, gymnasium, treatment rooms and a private cinema.

£4,250,000 astonchase.com

Springfield Road, NW8

This Georgian-style house is located in the up-and-coming St John’s Wood. After 2.5 years of painstaking renovation, which included excavating a new lower ground floor to provide additional leisure, recreational and bedroom accommodation, this 522.9sqm detached residence is the perfect family home. The property comprises a principal bedroom with an ensuite dressing room, bathroom and shower room, plus five further bedrooms, reception and living areas, a kitchen/breakfast/dining room and a study. Luxurious extras include a cinema room, split-level gymnasium and two guest cloakrooms.

£10,000,000 astonchase.com

Looking to buy, sell or let a property of distinction in North West or Central London? Call Aston Chase on 0207 724 4724

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HUNTER’S LODGE BELSIZE VILLAGE

Historic £17.5m hunter’s lodge in london’s belsize village combines luxury with links to royalty & a prime minister.

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Located off Belsize Lane in Belsize Village, Hunter’s Lodge is a magnificent Grade II listed white-stucco castellated Georgian mansion, built in Gothic-revival style in 1810-1812 by architect Joseph Parkinson (1783-1855) which is fully modernised, with a new build extension and basement leisure floor, providing a luxurious 7,594 sqft (705.5 sqm) six bedroom house, with seven reception rooms, study, cinema room, swimming pool, gym and spa, opening onto gardens and complete with a 523 sqft (48.6 sqm) guest cottage and parking: for sale via joint sole agents Aston Chase and Savills.

Reviewed in Country Life magazine in 1943, Hunter’s Lodge is the most historic property in Belsize Village with a history that includes Royalty, aristocracy and a British Prime Minister dating back to 1496 when a manor house, known as Belsize House, was built off Belsize Lane, complete with a lodge house fronting onto Belsize Lane on the site of what is now Hunter’s Lodge (ref: John Rocque’s Belsize map, 1746).

In 1542 the Belsize House estate was given to the Dean of Westminster by King Henry VIII with the manor house and lodge leased to wealthy tenants to generate income for Westminster Abbey. The lodge was used to house guests visiting the manor house for parties and hunting who included diarists Samuel Pepys and Sir John Evelyn.

Between 1661 to 1798 Belsize House and lodge were leased by the Chesterfield family, initially by Katherine, Countess of Chesterfield, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Catherine of Braganza, the wife of King Charles II, and after Katherine’s death (1667) by her two sons, the first Lord Wotton (who entertained Samuel Pepys at the lodge house in 1668) and her second son, the Earl of Chesterfield and his descendants. Between 1704 to 1740 Charles Povey hired the estate for parties and in 1721 entertained George, Prince of Wales, and his wife Caroline, at Belsize House with the lodge house used as a raucous party venue to wine and dine the Royal visitors.

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Between 1798 and 1807 Belsize House and lodge were leased by Spencer Perceval, who in 1809 was to become British Prime Minister. The politician used the lodge house as a retreat where he wrote his speeches for Parliament. In 1807 Perceval became Chancellor of the Exchequer and relocated to Downing Street leaving Belsize House and lodge vacant.

In 1808 the Dean of Westminster surrendered his freehold rights and the Belsize House Estate was divided into several freehold plots in order to meet the increased demand for London mansions set in generous gardens. As a result the lodge house was put up for sale, and later in 1853 Belsize House was demolished.

In 1808 the lodge house was purchased by wealthy City of London merchant William Tate – a relative of the Tate & Lyle dynasty – who demolished the property and commissioned architect Joseph Parkinson and builder George Todd to build him a new mansion on the site in 1810-12, which was named Hunter’s Lodge.

Best known for his work on Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1805 Joseph Parkinson had designed a country house called Mabledon House, which he used as his inspiration for Hunter’s Lodge. Designed in Gothic-revival style, with features highly reminiscent of Royal Lodge and Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Hunter’s Lodge has striking white-stucco facades with details including arched windows, oriel bay window, ornate castellated pediment and a magnificent garden façade with three round towers.

In 2008 the current owners purchased Hunter’s Lodge and started planning applications in order to undertake a major three year refurbishment and modernisation of the Georgian mansion including a sympathetic new build extension, the creation of a basement leisure floor and the restoration of the mews cottage. Meticulous quality and fine attention to detail has created a large modern family house with a leisure floor and state-of-the-art plumbing, heating, comfort cooling, wiring and technology installed behind the walls, combined with sympatheric heritage restoration.

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The most striking and unique residence in Belsize Village, Hunter’s Lodge offers substantial accommodation over four floors and mezzanines arranged over basement, garden floor, ground and first floor levels. The round towers of the south facing garden façade give a number of the reception rooms and bedrooms the benefit of deep bay windows with natural light cascading through the bays providing the living spaces with an exceptionally bright and airy ambience.

On the ground floor Hunter’s Lodge has a spacious reception hall which provides access to a double reception room with bays, Gothic arched windows and a feature marble fireplace, which provides a drawing room and morning room. There is also a study with bay, stone fireplace and built-in cabinets and shelving.

The hall also gives access to the 12-14 seat formal dining room and the triple aspect library/grand reception room which has elegant ceiling coving, a large picture window overlooking the garden and Inglenook style marble feature fireplace.

On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite which has a His bedroom with marble tiled bathroom with freestanding oval bathtub and walk-in shower and a Her bedroom with dressing room and veined marble shower room, with a main bathroom on a mezzanine floor above. There are three further bedrooms on this level including a guest suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom.

The garden floor has an upper and lower level, which open out onto two south facing gardens, an upper garden with terrace and lawn, with steps leading to a lower sun terrace. On the upper level there are two further guest suites both with double doors opening onto the upper garden and use of an ensuite bathroom. Alternative these suites could be used as entertaining rooms opening onto the garden. There is also a wine tasting/cigar room with an adjoining glass walled wine and champagne cellar.

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On the lower garden floor there is a large family room with a high ceiling, floor-to-ceiling marble feature fireplace and French doors opening onto the sun terrace. The family room leads into the family kitchen and breakfast room which forms a glass roofed and walled pavilion with sliding glass doors opening onto the terrace. During warm weather the doors to the family room and kitchen can be opened to create a spectacular inside-outside relaxation and entertaining space, with loungers and an outside dining table on the sun terrace.

Skylights in the sun terrace enable natural light to cascade into the basement leisure floor which has an 8ft high ceiling and features a large cocktail/games room, an adjoining cinema room and a health suite consisting of a gymnasium, steam room, treatment room and swimming pool. There is also a staff bedroom and ensuite shower room opening onto a lightwell patio.

Beyond the garden, with its own independent street access, is the guest cottage/studio which provides a double height space with large picture window, kitchen and bathroom, with a mezzanine bedroom/living area above. The cottage/studio could be used as work-live space, business premises, accommodation for friends/family, home schooling or an exercise studio.

Hunter’s Lodge has been built to an exacting specification. Principal entertaining rooms have coffered ceilings with feature lighting, light oyster timber flooring and marble fireplaces, the family kitchen is bespoke design by McCarron & Company with black granite worktops, fitted units and cabinets and integrated appliances from WOLF, Miele and Gaggenau.

The bedroom suites have silk sheen carpets to the principal bedrooms and dressing rooms and large format natural stone floors and walls to the principal bathrooms. There is underfloor heating to all the bedrooms and there is air conditioning and comfort cooling to the main rooms and principal bedroom suite.

Mark Pollack, CoFounding Director at Aston Chase says: “With a rich history that includes Royalty, political figures and William Tate Hunter’s Lodge is a unique fully modernised Gothic-revival mansion located in sought after Belsize Village. Reminiscent in style of Royal Lodge in Windsor, the Belsize Village property represents excellent value for money on a price per square foot basis compared to values just further south in locations such as Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood.”

Stephen Lindsay, Head of Office, Residential at Savills (St John’s Wood) says: “Hunter’s Lodge is a unique trophy home, a striking masterpiece that combines new build elements and a modern specification with heritage features. An abundance of outside and inside living space has the additional benefit of a leisure floor with a cinema, gym and swimming pool and a separate guest cottage/studio which could be used for a business, work-live space, home schooling or exercise studio. It is one of the finest residences to come onto the Belsize Village housing market in many years.”

Hunter’s Lodge is for sale with a Guide Price of £17,500,000 (freehold). For further information contact joint sole agents Aston Chase on Tel: 020 7724 4724 / 192.168.24.42/astonnewly and Savills on Tel: 020 3043 3600 / www.savills.co.uk

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£9.5M PENTHOUSE AT PAVILION APARTMENTS IN ST.JOHN’S WOOD

Howzat! London’s ultimate home for cricket lovers has just been launched for sale.

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A magnificent three bedroom 2,637 sq ft (245 sq m) duplex penthouse on the ninth and tenth floors of the Pavilion Apartments in St. John’s Wood with huge private terraces on both levels providing panoramic views over adjacent Lord’s Cricket Ground: for sale via Aston Chase.

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Aston Chase say that the penthouse represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list to join the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lords and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment which offers unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.

Located at 34 St John’s Wood Road, directly overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground, the duplex penthouse in the Pavilion Apartments benefits from full height glazing on both floors and provides excellent entertaining space and outstanding views over the London skyline.

On the ninth floor the spacious double-height entrance hall opens into a magnificent open plan reception room bordered by full height glazing offering outstanding views over Lord’s Cricket Ground. Sliding glass doors open onto an exceptionally large south facing roof terrace which has a Jazuzzi hot tub, cocktail bar and extensive entertaining areas.

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Believed to be the very best view of Lord’s Cricket Ground provided by any apartment in the area the roof terrace offers a picture perfect mid-wicket view of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The ninth floor also has a spacious media room/family room, an office/study and a family kitchen/breakfast room.

On the tenth floor is the principal bedroom suite which has full height glazing opening onto a spacious roof terrace. The principal suite is lined with built-in wardrobes and has a main bathroom with two tropical rain forest showers and separate steam shower/sauna. There is a guest bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and a third bedroom suite which has access to a separate ensuite shower.

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Built to an exceptionally high specification the penthouse has a fully fitted designer kitchen with built in units and integrated applicances, Oak timber flooring to the entertaining areas, timber decking to the terraces, full height doors with bespoke architraves, deep silk woven carpets to the bedroom suites and a home automation system using the latest technology. The penthouse is complete with designated underground parking bays for two cars in the building’s secure underground car park.

Originally built by developer Westcity Properties, the award winning Pavilion Apartments is a 149,000 sq ft luxury apartment building designed by KSR Architects with specification and interiors by designer Lester Bennett.

The striking apartment building has a curved main façade with floor-to-ceiling glazing and large balconies and terraces, with the upper floor apartments specifically designed to maximise views over Lords Cricket Ground. The building has a hotel style entrance lobby, 24 hour concierge, three passenger lifts and beautifully landscaped communal gardens.

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Widely referred to as the “Home of Cricket” Lord’s Cricket Ground Is a world-renowned cricket venue named after its founder Thomas Lord. The cricket ground was opened in 1814 on land owned by the Eyre Estate and is home to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England & Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council.

The cricket ground can hold up to 28,000 spectators and the Grade II Listed Victorian-era pavilion with its famous Long Room alongside the modern stands and media centre are world famous. Basic seats to watch the most coveted one-day international cricket matches can sell for £165 per person, with a 29 year waiting list to be a MCC member of which there are some 18,500.

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It was recently reported in the media that Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, paid £45,000 for life membership at the elite cricket club, joining Sir Mick Jagger and HRH Prince Charles as members of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club. Alongside the 20 plus year waiting list to become a member of the club hospitality packages for the finest seats, bar and champagne refreshments and lunch can sell for £429 per person.

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase says: “This apartment represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment offering unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.”

The penthouse at the Pavilion Apartments is on sale for £9,500,000 (950 year lease). For further information please contact Aston Chase on +44 (0)20 7724 4724.

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AGENCY REPORTS £200M SALES SURGE IN ST JOHN’S WOOD

HNW buyers in search of large houses and gardens have been making their way to NW8, where the supply is plentiful.

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St John’s Wood has emerged as one of London’s most active prime markets, according to boutique agency Aston Chase, which has chalked up £200m worth of deals in the area in recent months.

The firm has reported shifting some 30 properties in the neighbourhood in the year to May 2021, at an average price of £6.6m, and offers a number of reasons to explain why HNW buyers are picking NW8 over other PCL postcodes.

According to a 2008 survey by Westminster Council, the area has one of the lowest housing densities in the borough; the mix leans heavily towards larger houses with big gardens, which have of course been flavour of the month since the onset of the pandemic.

The average garden size in St John’s Wood of 116 square metres is nearly nine times larger than in nearby Mayfair (13 sq m), notes the agency, while the Conservation Area status of much of the area has maintained the leafy vibe and kept out high-density development.

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Norfolk Road (Aston Chase) Other driving factors have included the American School in London and the boutiques and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street, says Aston Chase, whose recent deals have included a five-bed on Acacia Road (sold for £9.75m) and a six-bed on Norfolk Road (which achieved close to the £8.75m asking).

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The garden at a £16.95m instruction on Cavendish Road

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase: “St John’s Wood is one of the most buoyant local housing markets in London at present. The large low built family homes with outside space have always been in demand in St John’s Wood but the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted buyer priorities and more than ever buyers want substantial outside space with St John’s Wood providing this and more. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to offer buyers properties that meet their demands in a post-pandemic world. Whilst there has been a significant flight from the city to the country many people value the ability to have more space internally and externally yet remain within close proximity of the metropolis.”

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Cavendish Avenue frontage (Aston Chase)