London’s elite favour luxury flats over stately piles

Written on 18 August 2015 by Alistair Boscawen in Property News

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London’s new elite reject Downton Abbey-style homes and are chasing sleek and modern trophy flats offering views of the capital’s skyline

Fans of TV dramas such as Downton Abbey will be familiar with the sweeping staircases, stately home-style wings and general grandeur of this very different era. Tastes, however, have changed and super-luxury flats in the heart of London have grown in popularity.

London’s new elite reject the traditional mansion and favour trophy flats that are sleek, modern and represent a sign of the times.

They are on the lookout for penthouses that overlook the capital, or flats with high ceilings with around five bedrooms. Properties such as these in Belgravia go for around £4000 per square foot.

A brand new penthouse in Mayfair sold for £7000 per square foot last month, making it the most expensive and exclusive property sold in Britain this year. This style of super-flat is in demand more and more throughout cities like London.

Best Gapp has a range of stylish properties to meet your needs, make sure you contact us for more details about flats and houses to buy and sell in Belgravia, Mayfair, Chelsea and Knightsbridge.

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Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

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