The sheer number of people’s homes we went to see in February really defined the month. Although this might usually be down to the time of year and the coming of Spring, traditionally the property market’s most active season, another driving factor is the upcoming change in taxation around buy-to-let property and second homes. Anyone owning more than one property in the UK is very wise to review their options right now to avoid any unnecessarily onerous obligations.
So, with that slightly dreary tax-related stuff out of the way, let’s get back to some of the incredible and unique London property that we saw last month. We really must insist you keep checking our website for the availability in March as there are some utterly incredible places coming up.
One of the very visual rewards you’ll receive for your troubles is to experience our new website, which is currently having its final touches most artfully finessed to create a greatly enhanced user experience. We’re getting rather excited about presenting it to the world and we’re certain you’ll find it a major step up from the current site. Keep watching this space.
Two interesting places that came straight to the market this month are:
– perhaps the most theatrical and dramatic apartment we’ve seen in a while, somewhat akin to a theatre stage, and no wonder given its original owner and designer was a set designer. It really is like stepping into a thespian’s mind, and directly opposite Hyde Park too – click here for more information.
– a 2,500ft2 art gallery space to rent on Minerva Street E8, just off Hackney Road and within 5 minutes walk of Bethnal Green tube and Broadway Market – click here for details.
Results wise, it was something of a month of secrets uncovered, with three hidden London gems among last month’s sales agreed.
In Dalston E8, at the somewhat concealed and rather fine cobbled courtyard of Carrara Mews, we agreed a two-bedroom house we’d marketing for £775,000.
Down south, in West Norwood SE27, a tucked away converted stable block where the owners have been living and running a business for 20 years: the end of an era for them, and the beginning of a new one for the happy purchaser.
And up north in Finchley, at Percy Road N4, another converted stable of 3000ft2 where the owner had truly put their all into it and created a real marvel of a home.
Of course, a month wouldn’t be a month without some sort of action at Bankside Lofts in SE1. This time it took the shape of the letting of a one-bedroom apartment at £450 per week, with those legendary huge windows, a galleried sleeping zone and, of course, envy-inducing high ceilings at what is still one of London’s only purpose built developments of genuine lofts.
That just about sums up our February: we hope you enjoyed the read and we’ll see you next month!