The London Design Festival begins on September 16, celebrating the city as the design capital of the world. At locations across the metropolis activities, workshops, installations and talks will challenge and inspire you. If you are enthused by the energy and ideas emanating from this annual event, take a look at our pick of the best alluring apartments and designer homes for sale right now.
Hans Road, London SW3 £7.25m
This stunning lateral apartment takes up the entire first floor of its red-brick building opposite Harrods. White throughout, period details add interest and the current owners demonstrate how it’s a blank canvas for your own design aspirations. The living spaces are large and light, while the kitchen is clean and streamlined. There are three en-suite double bedrooms and a study, too.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=56992D7D948E0
Halkin Place, London SW1X £12.95m
This grand stucco-fronted town house has some divine designer twists in this beautiful building in the heart of Belgravia. The master bedroom with its painted ceiling, and the Roman style mosaic floor in one bathroom, lift this home beyond the ordinary. There are seven bedrooms, and four reception rooms.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=5851509A7E7CE
Kinnerton Street, London SW1X £2.95m
This pretty little mews house hides a design surprise inside. The bright interior opens out to a double-height conservatory with access to the patio. This gives the reception rooms a feeling of light and spaciousness that is thoroughly unexpected. There are two bedrooms, each taking up a whole floor, with en-suite facilities and plenty of storage.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=5238649BF3C5C
Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 £1.795m
If you are a fan of modern monochrome interiors, this two-bedroom apartment is for you. Its palette has been strictly limited, to great effect. With white walls, white kitchen and white bathroom, punctuated by black fireplaces and fixtures, and dark wood floors, the only colour is the red brick exterior of the mansion block.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=573B27E12EA3A
Starborough Castle, Surrey £1.5m
This two-bedroom property is full of charm and character. Starborough Castle, on the Surrey/Kent border, is small but perfectly formed. The gothic tower contains a mini Great Hall with the kitchen in the minstrel’s gallery. Outside, there is a moat, landscaped gardens and eight acres. A canal boat, a separate cottage and a summer house provide extra living space.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=582DD45B1C84E
Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1X £3.5m
The scale of the rooms in this two-bedroom flat immediately inspires the latent interior designer, who could really go wild here. It is a blank canvas – and a huge one at that. There are large windows and hardwood flooring. Residents have access to the communal gardens in Belgrave Square.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=552BD78F91E44
Kinnerton Street, London SW1X £3.5m
This fourth-floor apartment has dark wood fittings, concealed lighting and a fashionable Poliform kitchen. All pure lines and integrated appliances, Bake Off fans will love it for its space and grace. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the Belgravia location is hard to beat.
To find out more, visit http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=593FA23362D25
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