We go behind the white stucco fronted buildings to see the delights on offer in Belgravia
Designed by Thomas Cubitt, and first developed in the 19th Century, the immaculate white stucco terraces of Belgravia’s Eaton Square, Lowndes Square, Chester Square and Wilton Crescent, are instantly recognisable as ‘London’ the world over. However, impressive terraces are not the only property options available here; quaint mews houses and modern penthouse apartments are also in the mix, and the likes of Elizabeth Street and Motcomb Street are these days thriving village high streets abustle with shops, restaurants and cafés.
Peter Preedy, director of estate agency Alexander Millett told us, “Belgravia is a proper neighbourhood in itself, with the little enclaves providing the area with a sense of community. When you live there you know where the best restaurants, pubs and boutique shops are to be found.” James Hyman, head of residential at Cluttons says: “Belgravia isn’t a location you stumble across. It is also one of the few areas in central London where, for a price, one does not have to compromise on house criteria. It’s moments from Sloane Square but it has the huge, palatial properties that Chelsea lacks, it rubs shoulders with Knightsbridge but it is far less busy and more private. It has excellent transport links too, you can be in the West End in moments and Hyde Park is on the doorstep.”
Alex Bourne is one half of the new London House estate agency and states that “Belgravia is well known as a base for many overseas embassies, charity headquarters and businesses, making it popular among international clients. The area houses a variety of owner occupiers, such as couples and families, as well as investors. Locals looking for property in this prestigious area are spoilt for choice with conversion flats, and large stucco houses that have been converted into spacious and elegant apartments.”
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A Statement Family House
This comfortable and substantial family home is built of red brick with an impressive front façade and pretty garden to the rear. Situated over six floors, the house has ample bedroom accommodation with seven bedrooms on the top three floors, and a fantastic first floor kitchen and dining room with views looking down Graham Terrace. The ground floor comprises the formal reception space and on the lower ground there is staff accommodation and a sizeable office.
£9.5m / €11m / $13.45m
Savills, Sloane Street
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