It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways - Glenn Close
Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1
A substantial maisonette on the fourth and fifth floors of this prestigious portered block in one of London's most sought-after and convenient squares. Lowndes Square, in the heart of Knightsbridge, benefits from both the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel and the newly-refurbished Lowndes Hotel, as well as the new Belgravia Waitrose and all the charming shops and restaurants of Motcombe Street, West Halkin Street and Kinnerton Street. It is also close to Harvey Nicholls, Harrods and Hyde Park Corner. This flat, recently redecorated, offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cloakroom, modern eat-in kitchen, and double reception room, together with a generous reception hall and feature staircase.Long company let preferred. Rent: £1600 per week negotiable.
Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1
A very rare unmodernised maisonette on the ground and garden levels in this highly sought-after square close to Harvey Nicholls, the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel and Hyde Park. The property requires modernisation and consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an enchanting private garden on two levels accessed from two of the bedrooms and a private street entrance. A particular feature are the generously proportioned interconnecting ground floor reception rooms with high ceilings, perfect for entertaining. Offers in the region of £3m invited for the long leasehold interest of this flat which comprises some 210 square metres or 2,300 square feet.
Portland Place, London W1
A historic and imposing London mansion built by Robert Adam between 1760 and 1790 with later Victorian additions. The house retains some original Adam features, including fireplaces, staircase and panelling, but requires extensive further work to make it habitable. Situated in one of London's only true Boulevards, Portland Place, a stately tree-lined thoroughfare which leads from Regent Street to the stucco Regency splendour of Park Crescent and through to Regent's Park, the house is suitable for a variety of uses, subject to consent, and benefits from a four car garage and two Mews flats of two bedrooms each, with a total floor space of some 20,000 square feet. Oxford Street, Harley Street and Marylebone High Street are a short walk away. This property is offered Freehold with offers invited in the region of £20m.
Mallord Street, Chelsea, London SW3
A classic London townhouse in the Georgian style with patio garden and first floor drawing room situated in this quiet, elegant and highly sought-after street between Old Church Street and The Vale. The property has been in the same family occupation for over 20 years and could benefit from some modernisation, but could make a stunning family home. Offers invited in the region of £3,350,000 for the Freehold interest Subject to Contract.
Tite Street, Chelsea, London SW3
An ideal London residence or investment, benefitting from this distinguished address in Old Chelsea close to the Royal Hospital. Currently rented from September 2005 for three years at £2,700 per week, this house comprises a generous 3,200 square feet (344 sq m) and has the incomparable advantage of a garage and additional off-street parking space, as well as a terrace and a patio. Substantial offers in excess of £4m are invited for this property Subject to Contract.
Hereford Square, South Kensington, London SW7
An imposing and impressive white stucco house in this enchanting residential square in South Kensington near The Boltons with the shopping and transport advantages of Gloucester Road at hand. A modernised, stylish house overlooking the private Square gardens, currently rented from September 2005 for three years at £2,600 per week. Offers for the Freehold interest invited in the region of £3,200,000 Subject to Contract.
Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London SW3
A charming townhouse in this character-filled narrow street situated just off the bustling King's Road approached through its front garden. Currently rented at £1,600 per week for one year from September 2005, offers for the Freehold interest are invited in the region of £1,800,000 Subject to Contract.
Hollywood Road, Chelsea, London SW10
An amazing and deceptively spacious maisonette of some 1,300 sq ft situated in this younger, more informal part of Chelsea, just off the Fulham Road with its quixotic shops and restaurants, and in the midst of the bars and restaurants of this ever-popular street, known to Chelsea locals for its Continental atmosphere and friendliness. Approached via a front door shared with commercial premises, the property boasts a 30' reception/dining room, perfect for entertaining, and a terrace, as well as three bedrooms, two with bath/shower rooms and one with a WC.
Offers for the long lease are invited in excess of £900,000 for this special and unique property, which was recently the home of a member of a European Royal House.
Avenida Rivadavia, Caballito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A recently completed restoration of the top three floor of an Art Deco building on the world's longest avenue, Rivadavia, which bisects Buenos Aires from East to West. Reached by private elevator, this flat boasts a Winter Garden and Terrace, several bedrooms, three salons and a formal dining room. Offers in excess of US $600,000 are invited.
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, a sophisticated City of breatktaking beauty and impressive scale, which boasts a polo ground, racecourse, and the world's widest avenue.It enjoys a mild climate in winter, and being in the Southern Hemisphere, has a summer which runs from November to March. Flights from London via Sao Paolo, Brazil, take some 16 hours.
Cortijo Los Gavilanes, Estepona, Spain
An authentic Spanish country estate within sight of the Mediterranean and in close proximity to Marbella is hard to find, but Cortijo Los Gavilanes proves that such a rare combination can exist. Set within its own grounds, this property blends the benefits of its glamorous surroundings with a peaceful and private setting enveloped by natural beauty.
Designed and built in the tradition of the old Andalusian country homes, the bonito is centred around an interior courtyard with orange trees and fountains, covered and shaded terraces, and patios ideal for the year-round outdoor life style that the region's mild climate affords.
Situated in a highly private green valley, framed by the backdrop of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains and with stunning views across an avocado orchard to the sea, this is an ideal property for those seeking peace, privacy and natural beauty yet also want a stylish home that is near all the services and amenities of a resort town. Halfway between the towns of San Pedro de Alcāntara and Estepona, Codijo Los Gavilanes is set within a little-known valley that's just six kilometers from the coastal road and near a good choice of golf courses.
The estate consists of 60 hectares of rural land with a landscaped garden enveloping the house and an avocado orchard with drip irrigation sweeping down the valley in a seaward direction. The house is favourably orientated to the south and overlooks the garden and swimming pool. The entrance is through a beautiful porch, which leads on to the Andalusian courtyard, with access to the main entrance, the country kitchen, guest rooms and staff quarters.
Elegant reception rooms with high vaulted wooden ceilings, terracotta and wood floors, handmade tile bathrooms, antique doors and handsome fireplaces in all main rooms are some of the features of this remarkable home which is distributed mainly on one floor. Double doors lead to the imposing hallway with guest cloakroom and stairs to the master suite, which occupies the entire upper floor. There are six generous guest bedroom suites, separate self-contained staff quarters and garaging for six cars. In this country estate by the Mediterranean, the rugged beauty of a lush valley combines with the comfort and style of a grand bonito to create a unique living environment.
Offers in the region of €5m are invited for this delightful Mediterranean retreat.
Moonmaiden II Luxury Yacht
Moonmaiden II is a true ocean-going motor yacht, well maintained, safe and seaworthy. Her reamed hull shape and robust all-steel construction combine to provide exceptionally comfortable motion when underway. Meticulously cared for since 1984 by an owner who insists upon the highest standards, Moonmaiden II combines the traditional charm, comfort and discreet service of a bygone era, with the luxury technology and facilities of the modern age. Whether in the Mediterranean or Caribbean, total relaxation has never been easier than this.
Moonmaiden offers outstanding opportunities for relaxation, both on deck and within her interior. It is easy to understand the popularity of the delightful aft deck, be it for open-air dining or merely for the possibility of solitude and a good book. Pleasantly shaded by the boat deck, it is surrounded by panoramic views and provided with the intimacy, privacy and security of solid bulwarks that enclose the yacht's attractively rounded stern. Above, the sun deck offers a collection of large and comfortable inbuilt sunbeds, together with a sheltered bar and convivial lounging area. Here, guests can enjoy the sun, cool drinks at hand, or gather for a sunset cocktail as a prelude to dinner.
Moonmaiden's particularly spacious saloon provides guests with the opportunity for conversation, sophisticated dining, or the challenge of the backgammon table and other games - all this in welcome air-conditioned comfort, attentive service on call. The detailed layout of the yacht particularly lends itself to versatility. Offering five double cabins and the flexibility of converting the dining saloon into a functional conference room, together with a combination of both satellite and cellular communications, Moonmaiden is particularly suited to corporate charters. Whether for a family gathering - children, whatever their ages, are positively welcomed aboard and are certain to be kept entertained throughout their stay - a charter whose costs are divided among a group of friends, or perhaps for a charter where business is to be combined with pleasure, Moonmaiden's classic style and exceptional hospitality is always sure to captivate her guests.
Moonmaiden accommodates ten guests in five delightful double staterooms which offer every facility, inducing air-conditioning, en-suite bath and shower rooms, and supremely comfortable beds. The particularly sumptuous master cabin is positioned forward on the main deck. Brightly lit through large windows, it is provided with a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with both bath and shower and ample hanging space in a full length wardrobe. The four remaining cabins are on the lower deck, opening off a passageway from which stairs rise to the saloon. Of these, two occupy the full beam of the yacht, three have bathrooms which induce a bidet, and one has a shower room. Throughout, the ambience is that of a truly classic yacht.
Few charter yachts can offer the same combination of luxury and versatility that is provided by Moonmaiden: A corporate charter, a family holiday where the children will be kept amused by an experienced and willing crew, or a sophisticated cruise where the costs can be shared between five couples - Moonmaiden can offer all of these together with fine dining, superb accommodation, water sports, and an aura of classic charm.
Rent: €59,000 / €54,000 per week high / low season.
Lucky Blue Luxury Yacht
Designed by Jon Bannenberg, and built by Chiavari, Italy.
Length: 35m / 112ft
Breath: 7.2m / 23ft
Engines: 2x2600 BHP MTU
Speed: 24 Knots
This yacht is one of the fastest of its size and type, but at the same time she is steady and stable in all weather conditions. She has been fully refurbished and re-upholstered with new furniture in the lounge and dining room, as well as all the cabins. The vessel is fully air-conditioned, and features 3 state rooms with marble shower rooms en-suite, 1 double cabin with shower room en-suite, and 3 crew cabins.
Equipment on board includes: stereo, video, TV, games, computer, mini M SATCOM - FAX, Ilver dinghy (55 knots), windsurf, water ski, jet ski, fishing equipment, excercise bike, comprehensive gallery with freezer and ice maker.
Rent: €7,500 per day for up to 7 days / €4,500 per day for longer charters.
Mistral Blue Luxury Yacht
Designed by Jon Bannenberg, and built by Esterel in Cannes, France.
Length: 34m / 109ft
Breath: 6.5m / 21ft
Engines: 2x1350 BHP MTU
Speed: 20 Knots
This fully air-conditioned vessel has 5 double cabins sleeping 10 persons, all with en-suite bathrooms in white marble. A fully equipped galley features a freezer and ice maker. The vessel also features a speed boat and jet-ski, as well as wind-surfing and water ski equipment.
Televisual and hifi equipment can be found in the Master Cabin and Saloon, as well as fax and SATCOM. An experienced crew of 6 are on hand to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Rent: €7,500 per day for up to 7 days / €4,500 per day for longer charters.
Bourne Street, Belgravia, London SW1
We are delighted to offer this compact townhouse with paved garden at the end of this pretty and convenient terrace on the Grosvenor Estate in Belgravia. Recently redecorated, the house has flexible family and staff accommodation comprising in all four bedrooms, two bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, study and garden. £1800 per week for long Company let. Short lets by negotiation.