LISTING OF THE DAY
Location: Belgravia, London
Price: £7.95 million (US$10.57 million)
If you like the idea of taking your morning coffee in the privacy of a tranquil green oasis, the winter garden on the top floor of this freehold mews house might grab your attention. Filled with elegant pendant lighting, hanging plants and climbing vines, this unique sanctuary can remain open to the sky on a fine day, while rain sensors and an automatic sliding roof ensure its protection from the elements. The home’s agent, Jake Russell, describes it as being “like a convertible car.”
This adaptable garden is accessible from the master bedroom and bathroom both, which wrap around it, or from the top floor landing for guest access.
This modern home lies on one of Belgravia’s most picturesque mews. Set behind an original and well-preserved Victorian-era façade (this part of London was developed around 1850), the house has been completely renovated and elegantly designed by developer Kapital Estates.
A unique feature of this home is its option of a 24-hour caretaker, organized by the developer (there’s a yearly service charge if you choose to sign on for this), who offers both housekeeping and gardening services to keep the property in pristine condition. This feature can come in handy, especially for a buyer who might not live in London year round, as is the case with many of the homeowners of Boscobel Place. According to Mr. Russell, the caretaker “can arrange for the fridge to be full and to have fresh flowers on the table when you arrive.”
This four-story, 2,840-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, with the master bedroom occupying the entire top floor. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a study but could be used as an additional bedroom.
In addition to its hidden winter garden, with rain sensors and an automatic sliding roof, the home also features a roof terrace for additional lounging options. Super-spec technology includes a dedicated Miele Champagne fridge, a filtered sparkling water tap, a full Lutron Homeworks lighting system with remote iPad control, ADT security services, independent climate control and 4K Ultra HD HDR Sony televisions with Sonos system and Bose speakers throughout. The garaged parking has conveniently been widened to accommodate larger modern vehicles.
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Quietly tucked away on a cobbled mews, just off the popular hub of Elizabeth Street, Boscobel Place is within easy walking distance from major transportation links, including Victoria train station. The mews lies just a stone’s throw from the boutique shopping, dining and entertaining options of Sloane Square, Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
Boscobel Place is due to undergo renovation this summer, including the laying of a solid concrete base to stabilize the street’s beautiful cobbled surface, as well as new fiber optics for internet and utilities. Trees will also be planted, transforming the historic Boscobel Place into one of the only tree-lined mews in Belgravia.