Luxury new homes within zone 3
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We look at new developments offering brand new luxury flats in a mixture of new builds and conversions coming up in north London.
5 and 6 Connaught Place, Hyde Park, W2
Ultra-prime luxury flats in two converted Georgian mansions overlooking Hyde Park are launching to buyers.
The flats at numbers 5 and 6 Connaught Place combine brand new luxury interiors with prestigious addresses steeped in history.
The entrance foyer to number 6 declares this heritage loud and proud with its ornate ceiling rose, elegant coving and 24-hour fully serviced Harrods concierge, who can arrange chauffeured limousines, helicopter and private jet access.
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The inner hall has a Grade II-listed staircase lit by chandelier, as well as a lift lobby with two high speed lifts, with private lift lobbies on each floor giving access to only one residence.
Apartments are decorated using Italian marble, stone and wood finishes, custom joinery and bespoke wall finishes, as well as hand laid parquet flooring in the entrance halls and distinctly risky ivory carpets in bedroom suites.
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Some of the apartments have private cinemas, gymnasium, steam room and sauna facilities.
The 13 grand mansions of Connaught Place were built in 1807-12 by architect Graham Taylor and funded by a wealthy Harley Street surgeon turned developer.
Numbers 5 and 6 were homes to wealthy City merchants but they had many royal and aristocratic neighbours, attracted by the short carriage drive across the park to Kensington Palace, then the main Royal residence in London. The street was also one of the first in London to get gas street lights in 1819.
In later years, Connaught Place was the childhood home of Winston Churchill, who lived down the street from Lady Myra Sackville, the inspiration behind the film White Mischief.
Prices start from £11,750,000 for a three-bedroom apartment with a share of the freehold through joint agents Beauchamp Estates, 020 3441 5941 and Kay & Co, 020 7262 2030, or visit connaughtplaceresidences.com
West Heath Drive, Golders Hill Park, Golders Green, NW11
Each flat in this contemporary development of seven apartments close to Golders Hill Park has its own private outdoor space, whether terrace, balcony or garden.
The highlight is the penthouse, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom flat with a wraparound terrace giving views in all directions.
All this is complemented by contemporary interiors with high ceilings and underfloor heating, individually designed Poggenpohl kitchens, iPad controlled Rako lighting system and bespoke fitted wardrobes.
Bathrooms feature Aquavision TVs to while away the time during long baths.
Secure underground parking is another bonus.
Apartments are available with a share of the freehold from £2,650,000 through Glentree Estates, 020 8731 9500
Neeld Arms, Maryland Road, Maida Vale, W9
The upper floors of this former pub will be converted into six high-spec one- and two-bedroom flats varying from 550 to 720sq ft each.
The interiors of these new flats will have premium high-spec finishes but will still retain many original Victorian features.
A commercial unit on the ground floor will be available for a high end retail business and will no longer be a pub.
The flats are being developed by Ableprop ableprop.com