The UK property market has had a strange year. Many people have looked to move following national COVID-19 shutdowns, looking for more space and greener areas.
Those mulling a move with a fortune to spend may have cast their eyes over these 10 houses.
Coming in at the most expensive real estate in the UK, they boast a range of central London locations, expansive grounds, swimming pools and even lodges for staff to live in on-site.
The list was compiled using Zoopla and RightMove’s search functions in different areas of the UK, filtering from highest price first.
Many of the properties listed are in London and its surrounding areas.
Here are the 10 most expensive properties on the market right now:
1) Belgravia, London — £77.5m ($104m)
An eight-bed mansion in Belgravia has topped the list of the most expensive UK properties. The property features six bathrooms, four reception rooms, and a roof terrace.
On Belgravia Square, it’s in thriving central London, a short walk to local boutique shops, bars and restaurants of Motcomb Street and the many transport facilities, shops and departments stores of Sloane Street and Knightsbridge.
2) Mayfair, London — £65m
A near-14,000 square foot six-bed house takes the second spot, situated in bougie Mayfair.
The house has six floors with lift. It’s close to Park Lane, Berkeley Square, Green Park, Oxford Street, shops, amenities and facilities of Mayfair.
3) Upper Grosvenor Street, London — £54.4m
Coming in at a guide price of a cool £54.4m is this 12-bed terraced house. It’s the third most expensive house on the market right now in a prime central London location.
This Mayfair town house has a dining room suitable for 20 guests, as well as a pool.
It was built in 1732, and underwent an extensive refurbishment in 1908 by architect Ralph Knott.
Upper Grosvenor Street is situated between Grosvenor Square and Park Lane. This prestigious location offers close proximity to the open, green spaces of Hyde Park and the bustle of central London.
4) Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London — £44m
St Saviours is a Grade II listed historical building that has been converted into a modern seven bedroom home.
The property benefits from a vaulted ceiling, original stone pillars, beautiful views and parking for three cars. It is approximately 12,102 square foot in the middle of Knightsbridge.
It has a large drawing room with 12-metre vaulted ceilings, original stone pillars and oak beams.
It also includes seven bedroom suites, a glass lift and parking for three cars. There is an entire floor dedicated to leisure which provides a swimming pool gym, treatment room, sauna, steam room and media room with bar.
Period features with a modern twist bring this to fourth on the list, with a guide price of £44m.
5) Merton Lane, London — £40m
For £40m this 10-bed sits on a two acre site in a coveted area of north London.
The listing says it is a bespoke family home with the accommodation predominantly arranged over three floors with the benefit of a substantial, self-contained staff lodge. It has a glass lift to each floor.
On the first floor there is the master suite with bathroom, four further suites each with en-suite bathrooms whilst to the top floor there is a home office with panoramic views over the gardens and Hampstead Heath beyond.
The pool opens onto the garden and there is a home gym and billiards room.
The staff lodge extends to approximately 4,400 square foot and there is garaging below for about 4 cars as well as ample off-street parking to the front of the house.
6) Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London — £32m
Perfect for people looking for more space post-lockdown, this house is in the Holland Park Conservation Area and immediately adjacent to the park itself.
The seven-bedroom property has been entirely redesigned.
The informal entertaining and living space is at lower ground floor level and features a unique internal garden and handcrafted kitchen/living area complete with stunning wine storage.
In addition, there is a 15 metre swimming pool with full spa facilities. All of the bedrooms have access to ensuite facilities and have been individually designed.
7) Mill Lane, Chiddingford — £30m
Sydenhurst is a modern classical mansion situated at the head of a long private rising drive across parkland, with wonderful views over open countryside.
Listed by House. estate agents and located in Chiddingfold, a historic archetypal English village with a beautiful village green, it is surrounded by period buildings, churches, local shops and pubs.
It has a cinema room, pool, gym and tennis court so you won’t need to leave the house in search of entertainment.
8) Kensington, London — £29.95m
Located on one of London's most sought-after residential addresses, this detached 10-bedroom house with lift and garage, has been extensively remodelled and re-designed.
Set back from the street, behind its own landscaped front garden, the entrance to the house is approached via steps that lead up and into the gracious entrance hall which in turn leads onto all three of the principal rooms on the raised ground floor.
The drawing room features French windows leading directly onto the garden and to the formal dining room.
The kitchen/breakfast room offers a more relaxed informal style with huge south facing windows flooding the room with natural light.
A small indoor pool and sauna, cinema room and gym as well as a rooftop terrace make this house a lap of luxury.
9) Hamilton Terrace, London — £27.5m
This imposing house in Hamilton Terrace was interior designed by Bill Bennette to offer a glamorous, contemporary space, ideal for entertaining and stylish family living, according to its listing.
There is a gated driveway with parking for two cars at the front and stone steps lead up to the entrance.
The house has two offices for those who want to work from home.
The voluminous kitchen has bespoke units and exceptional dining space with doors which span the entire width of the room, leading out to the patio and landscaped garden beyond.
The lower ground floor incorporates a leisure complex with a gym, pool, steam room and luxurious massage/treatment room. There is also a plush cinema room with it’s own bar and games room.
10) Lancaster Gate, London — £25m
If you’re looking for a redevelopment opportunity, this could be the one for you. Previously a hotel, this seven-floor, 60 bed terrace comprises two adjoining white stucco fronted, seven storey Grade II Listed buildings.
A “doer upper” this former mansion block could be restored to its former glory with the right buyer.
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