It should come as no surprise that the five most expensive homes listed for sale on the open market in Britain right now are all in one city – London.
House prices have soared higher and higher in the capital over recent years.
Today, Brexit uncertainty weighs demand down and new buyers struggle to see any value as the market tops out.
But that doesn’t mean London property is suddenly cheap. If you’re buying at the top end of the market, you are still looking at eye-watering price tags.
And here’s the top of the top—the five priciest homes on the market.
This Grade II listed townhouse in Belgravia sits near to Buckingham Palace, the home of the British monarchy.
The terraced property was designed by noted Victorian architect Thomas Cubitt. The refurbished 9,288 sq ft, seven-storey home boasts an excavated basement, five ensuite bedrooms, a lift, gym, sauna, treatment room, wine store and courtyard garden.
“Belgravia has long been regarded as being at the pinnacle of London’s residential districts, enviably positioned between Mayfair and Knightsbridge amidst the finest amenities this glorious city has to offer,” says the brochure from estate agent Wainbridge.
The price? Only £32,000,000.
Nestled just off Park Lane in Mayfair, this 8,060 sq ft home has eight bedrooms, a swimming pool, bespoke opulent interior design, gym, treatment room, cinema and bar area, a glass lift, and a landscaped two-tier garden.
Though the current property is newly-constructed inside and out, it is on the site of the coach house for the head groom of the Earl of Essex, which back to the 1700s.
Right in the middle of the action in Mayfair, with its private members’ clubs, high-end restaurants and luxury retail stores, this property is on the market for £32,500,000 with Knight Frank.
This large detached period home in elite Kensington, west London, overlooks Holland Park and is a short walk away from some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the V&A and the Natural History Museum.
Spanning more than 6,500 sq ft, there are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a vaulted studio room on the top floor, sauna, and living quarters for staff.
There is also a “spectacular cantilevered staircase,” the estate agent Knight Frank says, and private parking. And it’s a freehold.
While the house is spacious and elegant, it’s all about location – you’ll pay £35,000,000 for the privilege of living around the corner from Kensington Palace, meaning you’ll have royalty for neighbours. It’s home to Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.
This seven-bedroom home, which boastfully calls itself “Mansion House”, is within earshot of Big Ben’s chimes. Set in the heart of Westminster, Mansion House is a Grade II listed Georgian-style stately home in central London, on the market with Savills.
Sprawling over 11,000 sq ft, the palatial building features a grand staircase with gilded cupola, an Italian garden, a spa, cinema room, staff quarters, an eight person lift, a roof terrace with views of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and much more besides.
It was built in 1905 as the offices for the North Eastern Railway and eventually became the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party and latterly the Liberal Democrats before its conversion into a grand home. And it’s yours if you want it – for £36,000,000.
Notoriously the most expensive apartment block in the world, One Hyde Park was developed by the Candy brothers and completed in 2009. This sleek, ultra-modern five-bedroom apartment is one of the premium properties in the development, taking up the whole of the seventh floor.
The apartment, which spans 8,412 sq ft, has a terrace facing Hyde Park, a chef’s kitchen, five ensuites, four dressing rooms, and access to the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s concierge service and leisure facilities next door. That means you can use the cinema, spa, and golf simulator.
Your nearest station is Knightsbridge. You’re just along from Harrods. Hyde Park is your garden. And that’s why Knight Frank says it will cost you £50,000,000 to buy it.