Stylish new-build UK homes for sale – in pictures


Charlestown, Cornwall

Down a private road, and behind a traditional stone wall, is a uniform row of detached houses made of Cornish stone, with steel window frames and trimmings, zinc cladding and pitched grass-covered roofs. Although they have the look of a line of large (and very upmarket) beach huts, the development is called the Nest – a nod to the crow’s nest of the tall ships of Charlestown harbour, a popular film location where Poldark was shot. A four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with a garden is for sale with immediate occupancy. £1.1m. Lillicrap Chilcott, 01872 273 473
Photograph: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS


At the east end of the New Town, and close to Waverley station, is the St James Quarter shopping centre and residential development. Within that is New Eidyn, with 152 homes on top of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. On the fifth to eighth floors are a range of apartments from studios to four-bedroom homes. The scheme also includes Scotland’s first W Hotel. There is a studio with a private terrace, and the buyer will also have access to the sky gardens, the communal garden room and membership to the gym in the hotel. £390,000. Rettie, 0131 243 3858
Photograph: Viktor Vass Photographer/Rettie

Poundbury, Dorset

Poundbury is an urban extension to the county town of Dorchester, with the aim for the development to be completed in 2025 to house about 6,000 people. The masterplan supposedly challenges the postwar model of suburbia and, instead, is designed to complement the historic local housing stock (as endorsed by King Charles). At the heart of this is Halstock Place. Its latest phase consists of 11 three- and four-bedroom houses. There is a three-bedroom for sale with a garden and a special offer to boot: stamp duty of up to £9,750 will be paid until the end of this month. £445,000. ZeroC, 01305 251 277
Photograph: Image Creative Partnership Ltd/ZeroC

Mill Hill, London

The Claves is a development from the housebuilder EcoWorld. The 177 homes range from two-bedroom apartments to semi-detached mews houses, in rewilded gardens and close to the Dollis Valley Greenwalk, which leads to Hampstead Heath. The buildings have green roofs, a concierge service, a residents’ lounge, a gym and a media and games room, while the individual apartments have French doors on to private balconies. A few minutes’ walk away is Mill Hill East tube station on the Northern line, which is a 25-minute ride from King’s Cross. £650,000. EcoWorld, 020 3993 1413
Photograph: Tony Murray/EcoWorld

St John’s Wood, London

With the Ashes looming, cricket fans take note: there is a two-bedroom, two bathroom flat for sale in a boutique scheme just up the Finchley Road from Lord’s, close to Primrose Hill. The building is a reinterpretation of an Edwardian mansion block with its brick and glass facade, stone detailing and floor-to-ceiling bay windows. It is also the first new apartment development on the east side of St John’s Wood for 30 years. There is a lift, bike storage and a concierge service out of the hotel-like foyer to cater for the nine apartments. £1.650m. Aston Chase, 020 7724 4724
Photograph: Aston Chase


Luxury Living in St. John’s Wood: Discover Our Development of the Week

Aston Chase is excited to present 1A St. John’s Wood Park, our development of the week that offers unparalleled design and a prime location in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. The development features a blend of modern and classical architectural designs, incorporating the area’s rich history and blending seamlessly with the traditional Regency white-stucco villas and red-brick Victorian and Edwardian mansion buildings.

The development features several luxury apartments, including six two and three-bedroom lateral apartments ranging from 772.8 sq. ft. (71.8 sq. m.) to 1,121.6 sq. Ft. (104.2 sq. m.), two four-bedroom duplex penthouses measuring 1,469.3 sq. ft. (138.5 sq. m.) and 1,881 sq. Ft. (174.8 sq. m.), and a grand four-bedroom garden duplex residence spanning 2,185 sq. ft. (203 sq. m.) with private front and rear gardens and a lower ground floor courtyard. Some units have been fully dressed and interior designed, offering buyers a turn-key home for immediate move-in.

The lateral apartments feature bright and spacious open-plan living and dining rooms with a deep bay window with full-height glazing and a fully fitted kitchen located off the living space. The ceiling heights reach up to 8.8 ft (2.7m). The bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and ample dressing space, with the principal bedroom suite boasting a luxurious ensuite bathroom, while the other bedrooms share a large family bathroom.

The duplex penthouses offer the layout advantages of a house, with the living and entertaining areas on the upper floor and the bedroom suites on the lower. The upper floor of both penthouses contains a spacious reception room with a large bay and a separate kitchen with an outside breakfast/sun terrace. On the lower floor, the principal bedroom suite is lined with built-in wardrobes, and the bay provides a dressing/make-up area. The main bathroom features a freestanding sculptural bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. The coffered ceilings measure up to 9ft (2.76m) high.

The grand garden apartment has double-height ceilings up to 14 ft (4.2m) on the ground floor, featuring a large reception room that opens onto a private garden, a study/bedroom, and a spacious family kitchen/dining room with a central island. The kitchen opens onto the rear patio garden. On the lower floor, the principal bedroom suite features a main bathroom and a private outside courtyard, perfect for relaxation or exercise, along with two bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

Residents of 1A St. John’s Wood Park benefit from programmable underfloor heating, comfort cooling to all rooms, CCTV security, and a unique boutique hotel-inspired foyer with a concierge. The building has a passenger lift and staircase to all levels, bicycle storage for residents, and off-street parking.

Located in the heart of St. John’s Wood, 1A St. John’s Wood Park offers easy access to an abundance of amenities, including excellent schools, world-class shopping, and fabulous restaurants, making it an ideal location for families and professionals. The development is also well connected, with several tube stations and bus routes nearby and close to major airports, making it convenient for frequent travellers.

This development is a rare opportunity to own one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, offering luxury, style, and comfort in a prime location. Aston Chase is proud to present this magnificent development and is ready to help you make it your own. Book a viewing today with our team to secure your new home in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods.


Talking Heads: What would a Labour-led government mean for the prime property market?


The spectre of Corbyn may be laid to rest, but the threat of a mansion tax continues to haunt the streets of PCL as election chatter intensifies. Read the latest insights from some of the industry’s top names, including Aston Chase’s Mark Pollack, Black Brick’s Camilla Dell, Prime Purchase’s Charlie Wells, Winkworth’s Dominic Agace, Middleton’s Mark Parkinson & many more…

“Discussions around the general election have started to creep into conversations”, according to Christian Lock-Necrews, head of the Knightsbridge office at Knight Frank; following Labour’s strong showing at the local elections, and various manifesto murmurings, many other agents and advisors will be fielding questions about the possible impact of a change in government next year.

PrimeResi spoke to specialists from across the prime property sector to gauge the general feeling: what would a Labour-led government mean for the market, and which potential policies are keeping buyers and sellers up at night…

A Labour Government under the stewardship of Keir Starmer is less of a concern than it was under Jeremy Corbyn

Ashley Wilsdon, Head of London Buying, Middleton Advisors: 

“The general consensus amongst our clients is that a Labour government is perhaps an inevitability at this stage…and with it a Mansion Tax of sorts is widely expected.

A Labour Government under the stewardship of Keir Starmer is less of a concern than it was under Jeremy Corbyn and the London property market seems to have already factored in this likelihood, which is reflected in lower levels of transactions compared to the same period last year.

The PCL London market will likely revert to type, namely vendors will be reluctant to sell and buyers will be opportunistic in their approach.”

Perhaps gives people who are on the fence a reason not to buy

Charlie Wells, Managing Director, Prime Purchase:

“One hopes the reality of a Labour government, should we end up with one, will not be as negative for the top end of the property market as some fear.

There is talk of a percentage increase on stamp duty paid by foreign buyers in the UK – one hopes that the impact of that would be softened by the fact that the pound is relatively speaking pretty weak, although it has recovered a little, and UK property is comparatively not as expensive as property in some other countries.

That said, the uncertainty around a Labour government and what it might or might not introduce isn’t helpful; it perhaps gives people who are on the fence a reason not to buy.

One also has to question just how much such a move will actually generate for the economy. What impact will it have on the average working man? When rich people come to the UK and buy houses in London or estates in the country, they employ a lot of staff, as well as tradespeople, buy a lot of furniture etc and spend a lot of money in the economy. If we stop them doing that, is it worth it in order to generate an extra 2 per cent in stamp duty which grabs the headlines?  Or is it just about appeasing the champagne socialists who live in Islington?

What Labour might not realise is that such policies have the potential to impact hard-working people in the UK.  It may turn out not to be a very sensible move at all but quite often it’s not about that – it’s about appeasing the liberal elite.

It’s a similar situation with the plan to impose VAT on school fees – it won’t affect the rich, it will just put pressure on the state system as those parents who are only just able to afford to put their children through private school suddenly can’t do so. And what’s the outcome? More children in the state system and suddenly the local school’s class size goes from 22 to 30. What good is that to anyone?

The reality is that a Labour government probably won’t have as much of an impact as we think but it would put pressure on the ‘wrong’ people and certainly not those it is trying to target in the first place.

It’s certainly a talking point for clients. Are they worried? At the moment it is all an unknown and if they ask us what the impact of a Labour government might be, we can’t answer the question for them – they have to take a punt for themselves.”

Many people will see a change as welcome…but there could be more punitive measures around multiple home ownership

Mark Pollack, Co-founding Director, Aston Chase:

“What a Labour-led Government would mean for the UK’s prime property market would depend on what legislation comes with a change in government. Fundamentally, Kier Starmer is reasonably moderate and it feels like there is an understanding that it would be an ‘own goal’ to punitively tax properties that could result in some wealthy people choosing to leave London despite them having strong ties to the capital such as children’s schooling and healthcare provision.

However, if there were to be a Labour-led Government, it would be a culture change, and there will be anxiety with any change of government particularly after such a long Conservative Government rule. However, we have had such a volatile time with the current government, so many people will see a change as welcome.

I believe under a Labour Government there could be more punitive measures around multiple home ownership. Some sort of wealth / property tax seems like a possibility and this will affect Buy-To-Let investors and multiple home owners such as landlords the most. However, under Labour Governments, there always tend to be an upturn in regeneration project initiatives and new development zone allocations. For example the regeneration of Nine Elms, Battersea Power Station and Croydon were all kick-started under Labour governments.

Labour Governments, historically, are happy for more private sale homes to be built, especially in London, as long as this comes with ample social housing, leisure and community infrastructure provision. Both the Labour and Liberal parties are currently very critical of the Conservative party that not enough new homes are being built in London and the wider UK, and a focus on more housing provision can only be good for the property industry.

We are not yet seeing any impact at the moment on buyers and sellers. We are potentially still 18 months away from a general election, in 2024 it may become a hot topic but at the moment we feel we have just begun to  get over the effects of the mini budget and escalating interest rates, it would be nice to have a little bit of stability in the market for some time.

Also, especially in Prime Central London in locations such as St John’s Wood, Regent’s Park and Hampstead, the last 15 months have been a significant upturn in American families – both buying homes and renting. This is because of the exchange rate advantage, but also because the American real estate market has been so deeply depressed, so even if we have a change of political party, these overseas buyers and others from the Middle East and Asia are highly unlikely to “sell-up”.

Since the autumn mini budget it is only recently that we feel, perhaps as the weather is improving and spring has sprung, that despite interest rates going up, people have got used to the new terrain. There has been a period of inactivity resulting in pent-up demand but life goes on and people want to get on with things such as buying their new home.

Many of our recent sales are on properties that have been reduced in price – it has taken quite a long time for the market to get used to the new reality. Now that this has happened, and people have reduced prices, we are seeing a bit more of normality.

I am not sure that Labour is as such a terrible prospect for the property market as some view it, seeing as we have had a Conservative Government that has been so set on financial acumen and everything associated with that. So we are currently not as phased by this as we have been with other political issues.”

London will undoubtedly remain a desirable city for prime buyers

Toby Downes, London Specialist, Haringtons:

“Of course, for many looking to buy or sell prime residential property in London, the prospect of a new Labour government does prompt concern. Higher stamp duty rates aimed at the International buyer combined with further measures being discussed could discourage purchasers and temper their appetite for the Capital. However, London has long been a favourite with overseas buyers whose interest remains strong most recently fuelled by the strength of dollar based currencies.

Regardless of the political agenda, safety, security, culture and a favourable time zone, ensure that London will undoubtedly remain a desirable city for prime buyers. Little surprise therefore that with fewer excellent properties available, impartial advice and buying expertise are today more crucial than ever.”

What the London property market needs is more affordable stock, not higher taxes

Camilla Dell, Managing Partner, Black Brick:

“A Labour win isn’t going to have a positive impact on the super prime London property market. Labour want to increase tax on overseas buyers which is already at 15%, an extortionate amount. Most overseas buyers aren’t even competing with first time buyers as they are buying well above £1 million. What the London property market needs is more affordable stock, not higher taxes. Higher stamp duty will cause the market to stall meaning fewer transactions, but not necessarily huge price falls.

The last time stamp duty went up the London market fell pretty much in line with the increase. How much the market falls this time all depends on what the extra increase looks like. A 60% tax, such as what the Singapore government have brought in for overseas buyers, would be disastrous and would erode confidence in the market in London. Right now, most overseas buyers are unaware of the changes a Labour government would implement if elected but I imagine that will start to change as we get closer the GE.”

Those who really want to have a foothold in one of the pre-eminent cities in the world will still want to be here

Caspar Harvard Walls, Partner, Black Brick:

“The changes to taxation on property over the last 10 years and in particular to stamp duty has had many impacts, one of them being that buying in London has to be for the medium to long term.

A change in Government might put off some buyers but Governments potentially change every five years and so those who really want to have a foothold in one of the pre-eminent cities in the world will still want to be here.”

Buyers and sellers are understandably craving political stability

Jimmy Waight, Regional Director, John D Wood & Co:

“After the disastrous mini-Budget announcement in autumn 2022 which sent mortgage rates spiralling, and spread a cloud of uncertainty across the property market, buyers and sellers are understandably craving political stability. The market has settled, and confidence has begun to return, however, we need our elected Government to take our housing policy with the seriousness it deserves.

There are serious challenges facing the UK’s housing market – from lack of affordable homes, and rising rents, to uncertainty around policy, such as the u-turn on the abolishment of the leasehold system – to name a few. It is abundantly clear that we need a long-term strategy to address these issues, which will create much needed improvement within the industry. Having had 6 housing ministers in the last 15 months, and 16 housing ministers over 13 years, it comes as no surprise that these issues are yet to be resolved.

Regardless of which party is in power and the merry-go-round of housing ministers, the prime London property market remains resilient and an upcoming election is unlikely to deter people who need to move home.”

Our current crisis is in development and construction

Ben Ridley, Director, Architecture for London:

“A Labour government would result in shifts in housing policy that are likely to affect the prime property market. Labour intend to increase the stamp duty paid by foreign buyers of UK properties, thereby reducing demand from overseas buyers, this will have a cooling effect on value growth in the prime sector. Other proposed policies that may have a similar effect include: allowing only first-time buyers to be able to buy homes in a new development in the initial months of marketing, and limiting overseas buyers to 50% of units in any new development. The benefits of these policies will be meeting local housing needs first and potentially making properties more affordable to local buyers.

I feel that our current crisis is in development and construction. Site transactions and development activity are being paused due to the double-edged sword of high borrowing and construction costs, both arguably due to political decisions in recent history. I think over the next few years we will see an impact from this reduced supply of new homes in the prime sector – this reduction in supply may keep prime values buoyant despite the policies of a potential new government.”

If Labour pushes them too far, international investors will choose other cities to the detriment of the economy in London and UK as a whole

Dominic Agace, Chief Executive, Winkworth:

“The outlook for prime markets looks more positive than it has for some time, with Brexit behind us and Labour taking a more centrist approach than they have in the past. However, the housing market is in crisis, with rents rising rapidly recently after a sell-off by landlords in the face of tax changes. A lack of new homes being built is set to exacerbate structural supply and demand issues for the foreseeable future. With these issues, housing has never been such a political issue. With that comes the dangers of over-intervention having unintended consequences that add to the problem rather than solve it.

In some ways both parties are now trying to occupy the same ground, competing for the votes of the first-time buyer and generation rent with proposed incentives for FTBs and further regulatory reform to support tenants. In many ways, a Conservative or a Labour government will have the same impact as they push through these agendas, as we start the countdown to the next election and the parties seek to win votes – with the housing market at the core of their pitch to the electorate.

The dangers are already here and it now depends whether a Labour government will exacerbate them. Support for first time buyers is a positive step, but without actual action on supply and planning reform, this will be a one hit wonder – with future first time buyers facing an even steeper challenge. The Conservatives have clearly defeated themselves by missing their housing targets. Labour have spotted this opportunity and are pushing their commitment to build new houses and council houses, which one can only hope they deliver if they come to power.

The big concern is the private rental sector where private landlords are starting to not see a future with rising costs of finance and tax changes meaning they pay tax on income they do not receive and their investments are underwater. The issue is if they do sell off, then rents will rise further and competition will increase. The answer to this is not rent caps. We have seen in Scotland how this will disincentivise investment in the sector by institutions or private landlords, affecting the availability for people who want to live near their workplaces. This is undermining the appeal of our cities as places to move for career reasons. In the case of London as a global business centre, international workers coming to the capital for work can’t find accommodation. We need to encourage a healthy private rental sector to ensure that young people can live in cities, and not force them all into larger rental schemes without offering the choice of more central locations. We do need both options and responsible regulation to ensure a fair market place.

The other threat for prime markets is a stated intent to increase tax on overseas investors. We have seen in recent years that tax changes and economic credibility do affect buyer demand in prime markets. London needs to continue to be open and welcoming to overseas investors to continue to thrive. If Labour pushes them too far, international investors will choose other cities to the detriment of the economy in London and UK as a whole.”

A Mansion Tax as such still looks difficult, if not impossible to implement in an equitable way

Mark Parkinson, Managing Director, Middleton Advisors:

“The short answer is we do not know as they have not published any policies. If a recent article citing a Labour think tank on possible/probable housing policy is correct, it seems to be more focussed on helping first-time and low-income buyers get on the ladder with government backed mortgages etc, rather than clobbering the owners and buyers of prime property. They did suggest further increased SDLT for foreign buyers, but it would be quite difficult to define a ‘foreign’ buyer given the very diverse nature of London as a city.

One question we are asked increasingly is about the threat of a Mansion Tax. This was a recurrent theme in the run up to the 2019 General Election and the thinking remains the same. There may well be increases in Council Tax at the higher end or indeed more Council Tax bands, but a Mansion Tax as such still looks difficult, if not impossible to implement in an equitable way.”

A new government could provide further stability

Jonathan Harris, Founder, Harris Associates:

“London remains a safe harbour for investors, regardless of the government in power and despite economic concerns, we see reasons for optimism. The UK market exhibits relative resilience in the face of global instability and unpredictability, which is why it has and will continue to draw the appetite of international investors, including Asian capital. We see this demand through our international partnership with Edmund Tie.

As it stands, the local councils that are mostly Labour-led would suggest minimal market changes. On a macro level and looking back at Labour’s previous tenure, their investor-friendly approach and openness to immigrants bode well for business, hospitality, and real estate. With the market already showing signs of strength, a new government could provide further stability.”

There is a lot of pain coming for lots of people

Yasmin Ulhaq, Director and Founder, Glenfield Property Management:

“As the general election approaches, housing plans have once again taken centre stage. The Conservative Party, in my opinion, has heavily focused on the Renters Reform Bill (RRB) as a key solution. However, I anticipate several challenges in its implementation. The RRB was initially discussed in 2019 but has faced delays due to uncertainty within the party. The legislation aims to abolish the section 21 notice, shift tenancies to periodic terms, and introduce new standards for the rental sector making it challenging for the private sector landlords.

Labour has shown support for rent controls, particularly in major cities. If implemented, this could potentially impact the rental market and, indirectly, the prime property market by affecting rental yields and returns on investment for landlords. According to Nandy, the next Labour government will never treat renters like second-class citizens. What about Landlords? I believe both parties have totally misjudging the situation. By protecting tenants they are actually causing more hardship for them. This is going to increase rental prices making it harder for tenants to rent and subsequently landlords will leave the sector. What about having some practical landlord incentives?

The global community of super prime buyers (anyone over the £5mn category) are more diluted now as other cities such as Dubai, Spain and Miami have entered the stage. London properties are set to have the most substantial fall in value during 2023. Several signs have indicated towards the Labour party increasing the stamp duty paid by foreign buyers of UK property as well as limiting the sale of new build buyers overseas. Starmer wants to retain up to 70% allocation for UK buyers. Starmer is making an exception here by bashing the uber wealthy, especially those who claim non domicile status.

Speaking to some of our clients, their tax advisers are on the fence and are considering diverting their money elsewhere, potentially leaving a gap in the UK’s finances. Many landlords have decided to exit the rental market and invest in other funds. Will the government build the 300,000 homes it’s promised in time before we have another crisis on our hands. There is a lot of pain coming for lots of people!”

Targeting of ‘overseas’ buyers as a solution is problematic…and rather short-sighted

Vic Chhabria, Founder and CEO, London Real Estate Office:

“The Labour party has already sent clear signs they are keen to limit non-dom buying activity with a second stamp duty surcharge and even sales restrictions on new build developments, which is significant to the prime property market. Of course, there is a need to make homeownership more accessible though this targeting of ‘overseas’ buyers as a solution is problematic and – dare I say it – rather short-sighted. Such a blanket approach to the UK’s entire market, and all people of so-called international status, doesn’t reflect the complexities and nuances within it and it’s hard to say whether such actions will really bring about the change that assists local and younger buyers. It also assumes international buyers are not active residents and contributors to the local communities and economies in which they live, from local businesses, schools, gyms, restaurants, bars and more. If the above would come into force, the Capital could lose out on foreign money that has historically been crucial to the UKs economy. This in turn could be a hit to our current political-economic climate and could result in worse outcomes, with little help to the audience it’s aimed at assisting.”

As it stands there is caution amongst both UK and overseas buyers but not worry. If a Labour Govt looks is imminent, it could potentially catapult London’s property market between now and the election as foreign buyers look to snap up homes in the Capital before any stamp duty surcharges and restrictions come into play.”




Providing the latest of an exciting new generation of new-build luxury homes in London’s St John’s Wood, leading developer Almax Group have launched 1A St John’s Wood Park, a boutique apartment building designed by Richard Lavington of award-winning architectural practice Maccreanor Lavington providing nine apartments including six laterals, two duplex penthouses and a grand garden duplex residence: for sale via sales agents Aston Chase and Savills.

St John’s Wood is renowned for its wide leafy roads, proximity to Regent’s Park and its highly sought after Regency white-stucco villas and red-brick Victorian and Edwardian mansion buildings. Using local architecture for inspiration Maccreanor Lavington designed 1A St John’s Wood Park as a contemporary reinterpretation of an Edwardian mansion block, resulting in the first new apartment development to be built on the east side of St John’s Wood since Rosetti House on Ordnance Hill was constructed some thirty years ago.

With quality and attention to detail rarely found in a new-build development, the elegant, modern apartment building is now finished and ready for immediate occupation. Features include a striking glass and brick façade with stone detailing, deep bay windows with full height glazing, apartments benefitting from light filled open plan interiors and contemporary specification accessed by a striking entrance foyer with concierge, the foyer design inspired by a boutique hotel.

1A St John’s Wood Park provides six two and three bedroom lateral apartments, ranging from 772.8 sq.ft. (71.8 sq.m.) up to 1,121.6 sq.ft. (104.2 sq.m.), two duplex penthouses, a three bedroom providing 1,469.3 sq.ft. (138.5 sq.m.) and a four bedroom with 1,881 sq.ft. (174.8 sq.m.), and finally a grand four bedroom garden duplex residence which is 2,185 sq.ft. (203 sq.m.) in size with private front and rear gardens and a lower ground floor courtyard. Selected apartments have been dressed and interior designed, providing buyers with a turn-key home for moving into immediately.

Offering the best in contemporary London living, each of the lateral apartments has a bright and spacious open plan living and dining room, incorporating a deep bay window with full height glazing, with a fully fitted kitchen located off the living space. Ceiling heights are up to 8.8 ft (2.7m) high.
All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and ample dressing space, with the principal bedroom suite featuring a luxurious ensuite bathroom and the other bedrooms sharing a large family bathroom.

The duplex penthouses come with the layout advantages of a house with the living and entertaining areas on the upper floor and the bedroom suites on the lower. The upper floor of both penthouses contains a spacious reception room incorporating a large bay, with a separate kitchen with an outside breakfast/sun terrace.

On the lower floor there is the principal bedroom suite lined with built-in wardrobes with the bay providing a dressing/make-up area. The main bathroom has a freestanding sculptural bathtub and separate walk-in shower. The further bedrooms share a spacious family bathroom. The coffered ceilings are up to 9ft (2.76m) high.

The grand garden apartment has double-height ceilings up to 14 ft (4.2m) on the ground floor with a large reception opening onto a private garden, a study/bedroom and a spacious family kitchen/dining room, with a central island, the kitchen opening onto the rear patio garden. On the lower floor is the principal bedroom suite with main bathroom and its own private outside courtyard, perfect for relaxation or exercise, along two further bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

The apartments have been finished to a luxurious specification with features including premium Poggenpohl kitchens with marble effect caesarstone worktops and splashbacks and Miele integrated appliances; and beautifully designed bathrooms/shower rooms with marble effect porcelain tiling, contemporary white suites and mirrored and integrated cabinets and vanity units with sinks. Other details include engineered Oak flooring to the living rooms, bedrooms and hallways; gloss finish fitted wardrobes to the bedrooms, comfort cooling to all rooms, programmable underfloor heating and CCTV security.

Mark Pollack, co-founding Director of Aston Chase says: “1A St John’s Wood Park is currently the only newly launched exclusive new build apartment scheme in St Johns Wood, following One St John’s Wood and 4-6 St Edmunds Terrace both of which are effectively sold out. 1A St Johns Wood Park is the latest in an exciting new generation of new-build luxury homes in London’s St John’s Wood, which are set to transform the luxury housing market in the local area, designed for 21st Century modern living and boasting the latest specification and quality finishes. These outstanding homes provide both a home and excellent long-term investment.”

Zach Madison, Director at Savills (St John’s Wood) says: “The apartments at 1A St Johns Wood Park provide quality alongside value-for-money, and are a good long-term investment since new-homes values and demand in St Johns Wood is anticipated to rise over the next few years as pipeline projects come to fruition on Hamilton Terrace, Avenue Road and St John’s Wood Barracks. Historically the local marketplace has been dominated by period properties with many buyers having to refurbish in order to create a modern home, this is why the new-homes market is always highly anticipated when new launches like this take place.”

1A St Johns Wood Park has a passenger lift and staircase to all levels and is complete with bicycle storage for residents and off-street parking. The lateral apartments are priced from £1,650,000, the penthouses are priced from £3,690,000 and the grand garden duplex residence is priced at £4,495,000.


Rare Opportunity: Exquisite Victorian Residence on Loudoun Road, St John’s Wood – Property of the Week

Aston Chase’s Property of the Week is this exceptional detached Grade II Listed Victorian residence situated on Loudoun Road. Located in the heart of St John’s Wood and well positioned for The American School in London, St John’s Wood Underground Station, and St John’s Wood High Street, which offers a selection of fashionable restaurants and boutiques.

Arranged over three floors only, this low-built villa provides a rare opportunity to acquire an extremely well-presented detached family home comprising circa 304.1 square metres/3273 square feet and features spacious entertaining rooms, a luxurious principal bedroom suite, and beautifully landscaped gardens, all of which exude sophisticated living.

Combining a host of period features combined with all modern amenities, the house benefits from an abundance of natural light, all of which combines to create a home of timeless charm and elegance.

On entering the house, the reception hall sets the perfect tone and leads to the principal reception room, which provides an elegant setting for entertaining, whilst the former study, now a boot room, offers a flexible space to suit personal preferences. The family room seamlessly connects with the open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, creating a welcoming hub for everyday living. A utility room and guest cloakroom add to the convenience of the ground floor.

Luxurious Principal Bedroom Suite: The first floor is currently dedicated to an exceptional principal bedroom suite, occupying the entire floor, featuring a large en-suite bathroom and an adjoining study (formerly an additional double bedroom). The study also includes an en-suite dressing room, providing ample storage space and enhancing the suite’s functionality.

Additional Bedrooms and Amenities: The property offers three further bedrooms, two additional shower rooms (one en-suite), and off-street parking for three cars, a valuable asset in London. The split-level landscaped rear garden provides a tranquil retreat for relaxation and outdoor enjoyment. There is also off-street parking for three cars and an EV charging unit. Other amenities include air conditioning throughout.

Located just 0.3 miles away from The American School in London, St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line), and the vibrant St John’s Wood High Street.



St John’s Wood Schools: Exceptional Education in a Prestigious Neighbourhood

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on schools in St John’s Wood, one of London’s most sought-after residential areas. Known for its leafy streets, elegant architecture, and excellent educational institutions, St John’s Wood is an ideal location for families seeking high-quality education for their children. In this guide, we will provide an overview of the top independent institutions in the area to help you make an informed decision when choosing the perfect school for your child.

Primary Schools

1. Arnold House

Arnold House is a thriving school in St. John’s Wood, providing a comprehensive education to boys aged 3-13. The school prioritises creating a happy learning environment to foster each boy’s potential with excellent pastoral care. Their curriculum encourages personal growth and development, offering a well-rounded balance between academics, sports, music, and the arts. Arnold House is well-regarded for producing exceptional, well-rounded students and maintains strong relationships with prominent senior day and boarding schools. The school instils self-confidence in its students, empowering them to succeed.

2. Saint Christina’s School

Saint Christina’s School provides a nurturing Catholic education that caters to each student’s unique needs with exceptional care, emphasising stewardship and empowering children to reach their full potential. Their innovative curriculum centres around STEM, cultivating intellectual curiosity. Students balance impressive academic achievements with sports, music, and drama involvement. Saint Christina’s pupils excel in 11+ assessments, gaining entry to top-tier senior schools in London.

3. Abercorn School

Founded in 1987, Abercorn is a family-led school with progressive ideas. Despite being small, the school takes pride in making family-centred decisions with its students’ interests at heart. Abercorn aims to provide an excellent education that nurtures a genuine love of learning and fosters individual growth and development. Over the years, the school has evolved, but it has always maintained its founding principles. The staff and faculty at Abercorn continue to prioritise a forward-thinking approach to education that puts the needs of its students first.

Secondary Schools

1. Francis Holland School

Francis Holland School has an exceptional reputation for academic success, accompanied by nurturing pastoral care. Their comprehensive and innovative education kindles a love of learning that lasts a lifetime, preparing students for the future. The school’s ethos is anchored in core values of Knowledge, Compassion, Spirit, and Perseverance, creating a supportive and ambitious environment where girls thrive. Located near Regent’s Park, the school presents a wealth of challenging opportunities for its students, reinforcing its commitment to excellence. Francis Holland empowers every girl to achieve her full potential while staying true to herself, instilling confidence, resilience, and adaptability for an ever-evolving world.

2. The American School in London

The American School in London, founded in 1951, is an accredited independent school that offers an American-style education to students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The school provides a comprehensive educational program focusing on the American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, art studios, a theatre, sports facilities, and a well-equipped library, while incorporating innovative teaching methods and a strong focus on technology. The American School in London also offers a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, providing students with a well-rounded and enriching educational experience.

St. John’s Wood boasts exceptional schools that cater to diverse needs and interests, with a strong commitment to academic excellence, personal growth, and well-rounded education. Families have unparalleled opportunities to ensure their child’s success in a supportive and nurturing environment. Conveniently located near renowned institutions such as University College School, South Hampstead High School, and London Business School, St. John’s Wood provides top-quality educational options for a bright future. Enjoy a peaceful and charming neighbourhood while giving your child access to an exceptional education.


Step into Historic Charm and Modern Luxury: A Stunning Victorian Family Home in Little Venice

Aston Chase is thrilled to present our property of the week, a stunning family home located on Sutherland Avenue in London’s highly sought-after Little Venice area. This magnificent mid-terrace house boasts an impressive 4,898 sq ft (455 sqm) of living space, tastefully blending contemporary design with original Victorian elegance.

Renovated and upgraded, this impeccably presented home is a testament to thoughtful detailing, refined finishes, and high-end specifications. The stylish living spaces offer an ideal balance of luxury and comfort, with generously proportioned rooms and impressive ceiling heights.

Upon entering the home, you’ll be greeted by a double-height atrium that dramatically divides the raised ground floor, affording the media and drawing rooms a striking dual aspect. The garden floor features a large, fitted Bulthaup kitchen and a dining room that seamlessly connects to the family room, flowing to the private
south-facing garden. The house’s lawn leads directly onto Formosa Garden – a secure and exclusive three-acre communal landscaped area.

One of the highlights of this home is the substantial roof terrace, which offers uninterrupted local views and an open sun aspect. This additional haven is perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

The home offers seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a luxurious principal bedroom suite that occupies the entire first floor. The suite features a dressing room and a large ensuite, providing the perfect retreat for homeowners seeking privacy and relaxation. The remaining five bedrooms are arranged over the top two floors, with staff accommodation adjoining the garden level.

In addition to the beautiful living spaces, this home also features a gym/bedroom, utility room, plant room, and a Control4 home automation system for AV and lighting. Air conditioning is installed in most bedrooms, ensuring a comfortable living environment year-round.

Located in Little Venice, one of London’s most desirable residential areas, this home is just a short walk from a myriad of local amenities. Formosa Street offers plenty of
eateries and convenience shops, while Clifton Road is home to high-quality specialist shops. The picturesque Regent’s Canal and Clifton Nurseries are also within easy reach.

Little Venice is an excellent choice for families, with an outstanding selection of independent and state schools, ample children’s playgrounds, and exceptional community facilities, all in close proximity. The home is ideally situated for public transport and road connections, with Warwick Avenue Underground Station
(Bakerloo Line) just a few minutes walk away. Paddington Station, the terminus for Great Western Railway and the Heathrow Express is also easily accessible.

This stunning family home on Sutherland Avenue is a rare gem that beautifully combines modern design with classic elegance, offering the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods.


Charming Grade II Listed Villa on Clifton Hill, St John’s Wood – Property of The Week

Aston Chase is thrilled to present our Property of The Week, an exquisite semi-detached Grade II Listed period villa situated on the picturesque Clifton Hill in St John’s Wood. With its charming character, spacious layout, and convenient location, this property offers a wonderful opportunity for a variety of buyers, including young families, rental investors, and those seeking a lock-up-and-leave home. Join us as we explore the delightful features and benefits of our property on Clifton Hill.

Elegant Design and Spacious Accommodation: This well-presented villa boasts a generous living space of approximately 198.2 sq m (2,133 sq ft) spread across three floors. The layout has been thoughtfully planned to provide bright and spacious rooms, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable living experience. With a perfect blend of period charm and modern convenience, this property offers the best of both worlds.

Ideal for Various Buyers: The versatility of this home makes it highly appealing to a range of buyers. For young families, the property offers ample space and a welcoming environment to create cherished memories. Rental investors will be attracted to the potential returns and the ease of managing the property. Additionally, those primarily interested in apartments will be enticed by the lock-up-and-leave convenience, excellent off-street parking, and low overheads this home provides.

Prime Location with Superb Amenities: The house benefits from an enviable location, nestled between Loudoun Road and Abbey Road, and is within a mere 0.4 miles of The American School in London (ASL). The area offers excellent transport links, including multiple bus routes on Abbey Road, South Hampstead Overground, and Swiss Cottage & St John’s Wood Underground Stations (Jubilee Line). Residents can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and convenience of nearby shops and restaurants on Abbey Road, Boundary Road & Blenheim Terrace, while the more extensive amenities of St John’s Wood High Street are just 0.9 miles away.

A Welcoming Home with Desirable Features: The villa comprises a principal bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms, a further bathroom, a shower room, a drawing room, a reception room, a study, a kitchen open plan with a family/dining room, a utility room, and a guest cloakroom. The well-designed landscaped front garden adds curb appeal, while the small rear decked courtyard provides a private outdoor space. The property also offers the convenience of off-street parking for two cars, a valuable feature in this sought-after area.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the charm and elegance of our Property of The Week on Clifton Hill. Contact Aston Chase today to arrange a viewing and experience the exceptional beauty and potential this property has to offer. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in making this house your dream home.


Unmatched Style and Elegance: Aston Chase’s Property of the Week in the Heart of Marylebone

Aston Chase is delighted to present our latest property of the week on Manchester Street in the heart of Marylebone. This Georgian double-fronted townhouse has been comprehensively refurbished to the highest standards and boasts approximately 466.44 sq m/5,021 sq ft of luxurious living space across five floors. With a prime location, exceptional attention to detail, and an impressive list of features, this townhouse is truly a gem in the heart of London.

The ground floor features a modern glass structure that houses the kitchen, which is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and a separate breakfast room that opens onto a terrace. The ground floor also includes a large dining room, library, and guest cloakroom, all of which have been elegantly refurbished to provide a welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere.

Moving up to the first floor, you’ll find an elegant formal double reception room with a butler’s kitchen and bar area, as well as a private office. The second floor is dedicated entirely to the principal bedroom suite, which features a luxurious en-suite dressing room, a glamorous bathroom, and a separate steam shower room. The top floor boasts three further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom.

The lower ground floor has been transformed to include a media room, a fifth-bedroom suite with a terrace, a gym, a utility room, and a guest cloakroom. The lower ground floor has a separate entrance, providing privacy and flexibility. The property also benefits from air conditioning throughout and a lift that services all floors, making it ideal for those who value convenience and accessibility.

The townhouse also has access to the beautiful private gardens of Manchester Square, providing a serene escape from the bustling city. Additionally, underground parking is available by negotiation in the neighbouring development and can be accessed from the rear gate.

Manchester Street is situated just off Manchester Square in the heart of Marylebone Village. The location offers easy access to the world-class restaurants, shops, and amenities of Marylebone and the West End, as well as the green open spaces of Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, and Manchester Square. Transport links are excellent, with nearby Bond Street, Baker Street, Marylebone, Paddington, and Euston stations all within easy reach.

This townhouse is an exceptional property that offers luxurious living in a prime location. With a comprehensive refurbishment, a modern glass structure, and access to private gardens, this townhouse is ideal for those who appreciate both historic charm and modern luxury. If you’re looking for a property in Marylebone, we highly recommend contacting Aston Chase today to book a viewing to experience this outstanding townhouse for yourself.



A Home at 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace: The Ultimate Luxury in St John’s Wood, London NW8

Nestled in the prestigious St John’s Wood neighbourhood, 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace offers an unrivalled living experience for those looking to buy a luxurious apartment in London. Boasting a prime location and an array of top-notch amenities, these apartments are the epitome of opulence and convenience. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of living in St John’s Wood and explore why 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace is the perfect place to call home.

St John’s Wood: An Enviable Neighbourhood

St John’s Wood is one of London’s most sought-after residential areas, known for its leafy streets, elegant architecture, and exceptional quality of life. This upscale neighbourhood offers several benefits for residents:

1. Prime Location: St John’s Wood is situated in Zone 2, just a stone’s throw away from Central London. This convenient location ensures easy access to the city’s business and entertainment hubs, making it ideal for professionals and families.

2. Green Spaces: One of the major attractions of St John’s Wood is its proximity to Regent’s Park, one of London’s Royal Parks. This vast green space offers an array of recreational activities, from boating on the lake to enjoying open-air performances at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

3. Excellent Transport Links: With St John’s Wood Station on the Jubilee Line and multiple bus routes nearby, residents enjoy seamless connectivity to the rest of the city.

4. Top-tier Education: St John’s Wood boasts an array of reputable schools, including the American School in London, and is close to renowned institutions such as the London Business School. The area’s excellent educational institutions make it an ideal location for families with children of all ages.

5. High-end Retail and Dining: St John’s Wood High Street, just a short walk from St Edmund’s Terrace, is home to an array of upscale boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The High Street caters to the most discerning tastes, from designer fashion to gourmet dining.

4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace: Luxury Living Redefined

With its modern architecture and unparalleled amenities, 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace stands out as a prime choice for those looking to buy a flat in St John’s Wood. Here are some of the key features that make these flats a genuinely exceptional offering:

1. Contemporary Living: The apartments combine elegant contemporary living with high-end finishes, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, Miele, Quooker, and Hansgrohe fixtures and fittings, and a smart lighting system.

2. Spacious Living Areas: The generously proportioned living spaces offer an abundance of natural light, making the apartments bright and welcoming. The open-plan reception benefits from a double aspect and six floor-to-ceiling windows.

3. Exquisite Amenities: Residents of 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace enjoy access to a wealth of world-class amenities, including a daytime concierge service, resident parking, and beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces. These facilities cater to the modern, sophisticated lifestyle St John’s Wood is known for.

4. Breath-taking Views: With its proximity to Regent’s Park and being adjacent to Primrose Hill, many flats at 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace offer stunning views of London’s skyline and green spaces. This unique urban and natural beauty blend provides a serene and tranquil living experience.

The Architect Behind 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace

The architect responsible for the design of 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace is Clive Sall Architecture, known for designing high-end residential properties that balance functional design with aesthetic appeal. With an emphasis on creating beautiful and practical spaces, Clive Sall Architecture approaches each project with a unique vision tailored to the client’s individual needs and preferences. When designing the luxury apartments at 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace, the architect focuses on maximising natural light and creating spacious living areas while incorporating high-end finishes and modern amenities. The result is a collection of stunning apartments that offer a unique blend of elegance and contemporary living. From the floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an abundance of natural light to the Miele, Quooker, and Hansgrohe fixtures and fittings that offer unparalleled quality, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure that residents enjoy a luxurious and comfortable living experience. Clive Sall Architecture’s attention to detail and commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of the design, making the apartments at 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace truly exceptional.

4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace in St John’s Wood, London, NW8, offers an unparalleled living experience for those seeking a luxurious flat in one of the city’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. With its prime location, exceptional amenities, and breath-taking design by Clive Sall Architecture, 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace is the epitome of modern luxury. If you are considering purchasing a flat in London, 4-6 St Edmund’s Terrace in St John’s Wood should be at the top of your list.