Harrods Estates celebrates the historic legacy of some of London’s finest homes

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As one of the oldest cities in western Europe as well as a cultural, political and social hub, London’s iconic influence and attraction still holds true despite the global challenges of our time. When taking a leisurely stroll through the heart of the city, there are properties and buildings which showcase a wealth of hidden stories or are named after famous events or people, parks and gardens commemorating landmark events, and statues which celebrate enduring legacies of some of the world’s biggest changemakers. An ideal starting point is to discover some of English Heritage’s 900 official Blue Plaques, marking the homes of Napoleon III through to Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Jimi Hendrix – forever linking the past to the present.
Residential Sales
Washington House, Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW1 – £5,975,000 STC
Basil Street has long been synonymous as a prime Knightsbridge location, adjacent to the Harrods store and moments from Sloane Street and affectionately known as the ‘Mount Rushmore of Knightsbridge’, as three of the late Victorian/Edwardian mansions blocks on the street were named after American presidents. One such address is Washington House (named after George Washington) where we are currently marketing a spacious, three-bedroom lateral apartment. Beautifully refurbished with two stylish inter-connecting reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room and three double bedrooms. With full air conditioning, underfloor heating and the latest in home technology, it also benefits from a resident porter and security.
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Also Available for Sale
Lincoln House, Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW1
An impeccably presented two bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of Lincoln House (named after Abraham Lincoln), being marketed for £2,350,000 STC. Measuring an impressive 942 sq ft /87.5 sq m, the apartment includes thoughtfully designed open-plan living space and high quality fittings.
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Also Available for Rental
Lincoln House, Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW1
For £1,195 per week* is another two bedroom property in Lincoln House. Modern interior design features throughout including a semi-open plan kitchen / reception room makes this a very stylish apartment in an unrivalled location.
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Available for Sale or Rental
Matthew Parker Street, Westminster, SW1 – £1,950,000 STC / £895 per week*
This newly renovated 1,070 sq ft / 99 sq m two-bedroom duplex apartment in the heart of Westminster is positioned on the road named after Queen Elizabeth I’s first Archbishop of Canterbury – a man so dedicated to his work that he earned the title of “Nosy Parker” for his interference in people’s affairs. He had also been the favourite chaplain of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn, and before she was arrested in 1536 and later executed for charges of adultery, had entrusted Elizabeth’s spiritual well-being to Parker – perhaps a good omen for those looking to find a sense of wellbeing in this quiet enclave of Westminster, close to beautiful St James’s Park. The bright open-plan living room and stunning kitchen has been fitted with Siemens appliances, and upstairs are two light and airy double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a luxurious bathroom. The property benefits from 24-hour concierge and also comes with one underground parking space.
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New Developments
37 Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3 from £845,000 STC
A decade after the world-famous Harrods store first opened on Brompton Road in 1849, a new square was laid out a few hundred yards to the west. Christened Beaufort Gardens and completed in 1870, it replaced orchards of pears, apples and cherries. Today, residents are still within a five minute walk of Hyde Park and some of London’s finest boutiques and restaurants. 37 Beaufort Gardens is an exclusive new development of nine beautifully appointed apartments behind a period facade in a prime Knightsbridge location only two blocks from Harrods. With interiors designed by Richard Lankester, it features hardwood entrance doors, wide plank timber flooring, bespoke kitchen units, bathrooms with designer sanitary-ware, bronze finish taps, fully fitted wardrobes, air cooling, lift and feature wall finishes to the entrance lobby.
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There are also several apartments available to rent within the building, starting from £625 per week*.
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Residential Lettings
Eccleston Square, Pimlico, SW1 – £3,750 per week*
Sir Winston Churchill famously said: “we shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us”. This is especially true of the impressive four-bedroom apartment in Pimlico, which was once home to the British Prime Minister and is now available to let. A blue plaque outside the white Stucco fronted Regency building indicates that Churchill lived at this property on Eccleston Square in Pimlico for four years from 1909 until 1913 whilst he was Home Secretary. The property today is equally impressive. The 3,962 sq ft apartment spans the ground and lower ground floor and is positioned directly opposite a large communal garden. There is a modern and sleek fitted kitchen, but much of the apartment has retained its historical feature fireplaces, ceiling roses and ornate cornicing. In addition, this versatile property offers a generous reception room, family room, playroom, master suite including dressing room and three further bedrooms with bathrooms. In terms of outside space, there is a private patio and terraces as well as communal gardens and a tennis court.
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Impressive Family Home in Hampstead
Frognal, Hampstead, NW3 – £12,500 per week* / £13,950,000 STC
Dating back to the 1800s, this fairy-tale home in the leafy area of Frognal in Hampstead comes with manicured grounds, a tempting outdoor swimming-pool and large manicured garden. Divided into three separate buildings – the main eight-bedroom house, a three-bedroom cottage and a studio apartment – the residence offers plentiful amenities for luxurious living. There is a myriad of period details to enjoy, from original fireplaces to ornate cornices. With five reception rooms, a cocktail bar and a vast dining room, the property provides ample space for entertaining. The opulent master suite has marble his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms, and can be reached via a grand formal staircase. The property is available for sale or to let.
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Sale of the month
Brick Street, Mayfair, W1J – £2,850,000 STC
This spacious and newly renovated three-bedroom apartment in Mayfair caught the eye of our buyer due to its high ceilings and use of natural materials to create a sleek and modern finish. There is a spacious reception room, beautifully appointed kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property is located on a quiet street in the heart of Mayfair, yet is only moments away from the boutique shops, restaurants and galleries of Shepherds Market as well as transport links from the London Underground stations of Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.

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