London is full of spectacular prime properties, and following changes to UK travel rules, it is now much easier for travelers from the UAE to come and see them.
Nationals The string of luxury properties in London serves to whet the appetite, and this month a five-bedroom villa in Kensington is the star.
Victory House, London, England, W8 5RF UK – £22.5 million ($30.5 million).
The key details
Victory House is a bright and spacious double-fronted freehold villa spanning over 6,373 square feet.
The luxury London property has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, so future owners will have no excuse not to wash up.
It’s not just the residents who will be living in luxury – their errands will also be living the Riley life in an expansive Cormier-designed kitchen that leads into a formal dining room followed by an elegant and spacious reception room.
The villa features Fendi and Ralph Lauren furnishings and is dotted with Italian chandeliers and fireplaces from France.
If fireplaces don’t keep you warm enough, underfloor heating will do. Cooling can also be achieved quickly with air conditioning.
Outside, the landscaped gardens are designed with privacy and leisure in mind, and the two off-street parking spaces are rare commodities in the Kensington area.
The assemblage of entertainment options offered is even rarer.
The nautically themed ground floor and basement contain one of the largest home cinema screens in a private home in London. There is also a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a bar, a spa consisting of a mosaic swimming pool, a multi-jet jacuzzi, a massage area, a hammam, a gymnasium, a changing room, a shower and a peaceful patio.
Location wise, the house is close to Kensington Palace, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.
What the broker says
What sets the property apart from the crowd?
It is rare to find a double-fronted corner villa in prime Kensington with the benefit of gated parking, especially one that has so many state-of-the-art security, leisure, entertainment and technology features .
Are there similar houses in London?
There are comparable properties in size, quality and value across London, but Victory House particularly stands out for its aesthetic and design concept.
What type of buyer would the property be best suited to?
Victory House may present itself as the perfect family home but would work just as well as a secure second home for an international buyer needing a base in London.
It will appeal to those with a keen eye for detail, with an appreciation for all the luxury finishes and tech-savvy elements of the house.
Why is now a good time to buy in London?
Being the first European city to open its doors to all travelers and with all the Covid-19 rules set to be relaxed in the coming weeks, the UK (and London in particular) is looking like a haven of normality.
This is not only a huge boost for the economy, but also provides a return to the unrestricted life that has long been missed by many around the world.
Mary Roberton, Global Real Estate Partner, Sotheby’s International Realty
Updated: February 22, 2022, 5:47 a.m.