Just taking a peek in the windows of west London property agents will confirm that property in London continues to buck the nationwide trend. True, some areas of the capital are not faring too well, however, there is still a great deal of demand for homes at the premium end of the market, particularly in west London. With the capital attracting a vibrant population and solid investment from overseas, the boom in west London should continue this year.
While property across west London continues to prove popular, Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington remain exceptional due to the wonderful variety of large Georgian and Victorian houses and convenient links to the City. West London has everything you could want, from something close to village life with lovely parks and cute caf›s to very large homes and great designer stores, city living at its absolute best.
If you are seeking a large contemporary apartment in a Victorian villa or a substantial family home, Notting Hill and Kensington have a lot to offer. With a wide range of beautifully restored and unique properties, all in close proximity to fabulous shops and restaurants, ease of access to the west end and great transport links, there are some fantastic properties on the market. With lots of family homes in the area, you will find wonderful hidden benefits such as basement swimming pools, gyms, saunas and good sized gardens in many properties.
Notting Hill is one of the most popular areas, a generously proportioned 3 bedroom apartment with good sized reception spaces is likely to be priced at around £3m. Recently, an outstanding large 3 bedroom apartment situated over 2 floors on popular Pembridge Square was on the market for £4,200,000 and sold very quickly.
If you are looking for more of a plush city crash pad in a similar area, broadly for 1-2 bedroom flats, prices range from £500,000 to £1,000,000 depending on location and specification. While you may not be on one of the sought after squares or terraces, you will certainly find a great, unique space, well designed and close to popular shops and restaurants. A lovely, beautifully apportioned one bedroom flat in Queens Gate, a stones throw from the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park recently sold for £900,000.
You will find some clever, beautifully finished architect designed spaces, with all the high tech additions you would expect, wide expanses of glass and wonderful rooftop gardens to make the most of those sunny days. One such property, a newly built stunning 5 bedroom house, with a 32 foot reception room, walled garden and outstanding roof terrace is on the market for £3,350,000. A unique find for the right buyer.
If you are new to London, a stroll around popular areas is recommended to get a good feel for the variety of settings. Notting Hill and Kensington can be busy but there are some lovely quiet streets and squares, well worth exploring!
The West London property market continues to boom in 2012
Just taking a peek in the windows of west London property agents will confirm that property in London continues to buck the nationwide trend.