This quintessential London Garden Square, dates back to the 1840s. It is in the heart of South Kensington’s cultural quarter, with the V&A and the Natural History Museum a short walk away. Via one of our contacts, we were put directly in touch with the owner and were able to propose a viewing with our clients, a family looking to upsize. At the time, stock levels were especially low in Prime Central London, in particular for substantial properties that had already been renovated. We managed to secure the only house on the Square to have been recently refurbished in a deal that was conducted entirely off-market.
We worked with a wonderful family for almost six months in search of the perfect property and managed to secure this completely off market acquisition on arguably one of the finest streets in Chelsea. In fact Priory Walk and the surrounding Harley Gardens were noteworthy enough to be included in Pevsner’s Building Histories for their architectural merit . The family had been active with local estate agents but wanted the type of access and advice that we bring to the table. They fell in love with the views that the property offers front and back and the fact that they could add their own stamp.
We first started talking to our US client about their search brief in February 2020, just before the pandemic’s first lockdown. The search began in Sept 2021 and centred around Mayfair and Chelsea, but the latter became the eventual first choice as it offered separation from the client’s UK HQ in Mayfair. Fast forward to the summer of 2022 and we were able to acquire an incredible Chelsea penthouse in a very personal boutique building of only eight apartments. The natural light and incredible roof garden put this property at the top of the list. We were able to negotiate a significant discount for the client, just at the right time as not long afterwards the prime London market began to rocket.
Brokering the sale of Porchester Court in Bayswater; a Grade II listed building adjoining the new Whiteleys development was widely considered to be one of London’s rarest remaining pieces of prime real estate in Bayswater. The property comprises 6 houses of 36 units collectively, and measures 30,000 sq. ft. It dates back to the mid nineteenth century, and features an iconic stucco façade with projecting Doric porches. The huge appeal for the buyer was the unique opportunity to give the eventual residents of Porchester Court, the use of all the facilities at The Whiteley; including the first Six Senses hotel and spa in Britain.
A client who was recommended to us, was searching for a large family house with an extensive garden. They confided to us that they weren’t entirely sure where they should buy so we worked closely together to deduce that the area which most suited their lifestyle was Clapham Old Town. Old Town is famed for its Georgian and early Victorian architecture and boasts some of the best period houses South of the River. After a tenacious search with a budget of £8m, we secured their new home; a detached 5,250 sq ft Victorian villa, on the best road in Clapham Old Town, completely off market with a 120 ft south west facing garden. We continued to work with the client to manage their interior remodelling and oversee the significant enhancements such as a swimming pool and luxury pool house, comprising a sauna and a kitchen bar.
A repeat client of ours, a senior managing partner in a private equity firm, came to us to find the impossible; a house on one of the best roads in Chelsea, with uninterrupted views of Burton Court and the Royal Hospital. With a budget of £10m, an intensive search ensued. Using our connections, we were able to uncover not only a house to buy on the street but one that also benefitted from very rare views over the gardens at the rear; one of only two houses with this advantage. We were first through the door of this entirely off-market gem and against stiff competition, brokered the deal inside the house immediately after our viewing and exchanged within 48hrs.
This property in the heart of Notting Hill is situated on a pretty tree-lined street close to some of the Capital’s best restaurants and boutiques. The home itself has several unique features but it benefits from being at the end of the terrace with the additional windows on the side of the building bringing in natural light as well as direct access to the mews house at the back, and a large front garden plot with gated off-street parking. We were tasked by our US based client to manage the sale of this property; before carrying out a search for an apartment in Kensington to downsize to. Whilst working with local agents, we were introduced to the eventual buyer by another contact of ours and brokered the deal between the two parties directly.
This historic terrace dates back to the late 1780s when the Phillimore family owned a large part of Kensington and Holland Park. Our clients had already identified this Georgian gem but were struggling to gain any traction with the agent directly. Helpfully, the agents were well known to us and although we were against stiff competition, we created an impactful acquisition strategy that they couldn’t ignore. We worked hand in glove with one of our best solicitors, resulting in an exchange of contracts within 24 hours of submitting our proposal to the agent
A short distance from Putney Bridge and the River Thames in Fulham, this property was a joint venture where we not only managed the acquisition of the site but also the development project, through to the eventual sale via a local agent; an ‘end to end’ service that we provide for a number of clients. We used all our experience and passion for good design and attention to detail - from the development of the design concept and layout, through to choosing the interior finishes. The finished result helped us to smash the sales record for a flat of this kind in the area.
We were asked to find "the best deal in Belgravia" for investors from Thailand, who wanted someone with an extensive knowledge of the London property market. We managed to deliver them what we believe to have been the deal of the year. We secured the desirable off-market property at below £1,500/ft2, in one of Belgravia's best known addresses. The property was fully renovated and ready to let out immediately. The house had originally been marketed at over £7m and our clients were delighted to be paying at least 25% below market value. We are currently on the lookout for their next acquisition.
We were approached by a senior managing partner in a private equity firm. Both he and his wife wanted a property with a meticulously high level of finish. We were granted exclusive access to the latest high-end development in Chelsea, pre completion. Our relationship with the agent and the developer, meant that we were able to show the client the house ahead of any other buyer and close negotiations incisively, given our privileged early access. We found a house that satisfied all his search requirements and delivered the acquisition at around half his original budget.
A repeat client of ours, relocating back from the US to London asked us to source a substantial family house in Parsons Green, Fulham. After an extensive search, we recommended the client consider the very special house we had unearthed, south of their target area in the highly desirable Toast Rack, Wandsworth Common. The stunning property we secured for them was a detached double fronted house with off street parking, an 80ft garden and direct park access.
When we first discussed the search with our client, he was frustrated by the amount of properties he was shown by estate agents that did not match his criteria. With limited resources he had not found anything he liked enough to make an offer. We carried out an extensive search in his two favourite areas; Chiswick and Clapham Old Town. After just two days with us, our client had decided on a wider than average, semi-detached house in Chiswick with off-street parking. We agreed a fantastic deal for him at £866/ft2, just under 30% less than was paid for a similar house on the same street just 2 months before.
A client from Switzerland approached us to buy them a London property investment and rent it out. Their priorities were for us to negotiate a significant discount on a property that would not only rent well but also appreciate in value. We were able to buy a unique, superb two-bedroom apartment in an award-winning converted bake house close to Clapham Junction station at twenty percent off the list price. The flat was rented out with a Net yield of 3.5%. We continue to manage the asset for the client.