London experienced being the focal point for much of 2013’s property speculation, with commentators regularly discussing the relentless growth of central London’s property prices and continued ability to attract investors from across the globe.
Developments have played a key part in this, bringing luxurious new designs to London, and with them followed international investors, increasingly from the far east, with China’s new money eager to make the most of opportunities to purchase second homes here.
Harrods Estates have long been specialist estate agents in London’s golden postcode regions and consequently have built exceptional expertise in managing the sale, resale and lets of iconic developments in London.
Here we take a look at a handful of the most frequently enquired about Knightsbridge residences, to understand their on-going appeal.
One Hans Crescent
Originally a grand hotel, Hans Crescent was converted in 2002 and set records when all 31 of its units sold in just 90 minutes. Situated next to Harrods, One Hans Crescent offers residents a premium lifestyle to match its premium Knightsbridge location. Welcoming visitors through an elegant Edwardian red brick façade, the internal communal areas were refurbished by interior designer, Michael Reeves Associates Limited and Morpheus Developments Limited in 2010.
199, The Knightsbridge Apartments
2005 saw the arrival of 199 Knightsbridge and the finest materials were chosen inside and out, from Chinese Granite, York Stone, Turkish Limestone and Zimbabwe Black Plinth. Situated midway between Harrods and Hyde Park, its 12 storeys housed 205 units encompassing three penthouses, two blocks of Mews Houses, a collection of luxury apartments and a trio of car parks in the basement. It is set apart from its competitors through the inclusion of a Health Spa, indoor swimming pool and a beautiful garden square.
One Hyde Park
A more recent development arrived at Knightsbridge in 2011, and adopted a celebratory address: One Hyde Park, 100 Knightsbridge – reflecting the unique location of the luxury residence. – To the north of the development lies the regal Hyde Park, while to the southern side, residents enjoy views across the heart of Knightsbridge. One Hyde Park’s close relationship with the distinguished 5-Star, Mandarin Oriental Hotel enables residents to enjoy the spa and fine dining facilities of the hotel at their leisure, while the development also houses showrooms for both McLaren and Rolex, adding to the lustre.
Harrods Estates receive regular Sales and Lettings instructions at each of these fine developments, so please contact our team to learn more, or visit our Developments page to discover which other developments we are currently involved in.