Bright young things

New-builds and de­vel­op­ments with a fresh out­look

Country Life Every Week - - Properties Of The Week - Edited by An­nun­ci­ata Wal­ton

Kent, from £450,000 to £1.6 mil­lion

Exquisitely con­verted into 13 one- to two-bed­room apart­ments and mews houses and with 30 newly built de­tached houses, Grade Ii-listed Wad­hurst Place, in Tun­bridge Wells, a for­mer bal­let school, is set in 18 acres with views across the Kent hills. Sav­ills (01892 507005)

London NW8, from £1.1 mil­lion

The Comp­ton is a strik­ing new 10-storey apart­ment block in leafy St John’s Wood, just two min­utes’ walk from Lord’s and Re­gent’s Park, launched this year by Re­gal Homes. Each of the 49 one- to three-bed­room flats and pent­houses, some with roof ter­races, fea­tures in­te­ri­ors by award-win­ning de­signer Kelly Hop­pen. There’s also a lobby and concierge, state-of-the-art gym and com­mu­nal roof gar­den. Knight Frank (020–7861 5499) and As­ton Chase (020– 7724 4724)

Ar­gyll, in ex­cess of £700,000

A se­cluded lochside prop­erty with boat store, Ach­nacar­ron Boathouse, near Kilchre­nan, comes with three bed­rooms, about 5½ acres and fish­ing on Loch Awe. It was built in 1994 on the foun­da­tions of a Vic­to­rian boathouse and re­mod­elled in 2013. Cur­rently, there is plan­ning per­mis­sion in place for a new fam­ily house, an ex­ten­sion and ad­di­tional lodges. Daw­sons Es­tate Agents (01631 563901)

London SE1, from £2.45 mil­lion

The stal­wart staff of COUN­TRY LIFE will barely recog­nise South Bank Tower— as the mag­a­zine’s for­mer of­fice, it was called King’s Reach Tower and fea­tured not a hint of the el­e­gant stream­lin­ing and high-spec lux­ury of its rein­car­na­tion. De­vel­oped into 193 ex­cep­tional apart­ments, from stu­dios to four-bed­room flats and pent­houses, the build­ing also houses a 65ft swim­ming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, ‘the best concierge ser­vice in London’ and one of the cap­tial’s largest roof ter­races. We’d like to move back now, please (www.south­bank­tower.com; 020–3267 1048)

London SW10, £32.5 mil­lion

The mark of lead­ing de­sign stu­dio Mor­pheus London is un­mis­tak­able at Ash­berg House, ‘a plethora of glass, black basalt and bronze’ on Cath­cart Road, Chelsea (the Boltons Con­ser­va­tion Area). Max­imis­ing the nat­u­ral light, the prop­erty spans nearly 9,000sq ft and is ar­ranged over five floors. It has five bed­rooms and a spa area, in­clud­ing a swim­ming pool and a gym. Sav­ills (020–7730 0822)

Sur­rey, £3.35 mil­lion

In 3½ acres of river­side gar­dens laid out by Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown, this pretty mod­ern home fur­ther tips its hat to his­tory with a vaulted roof and min­strels’ gallery. Shel­tered by the North Downs ridge, with views over the Wey Val­ley to­wards Hind­head and the Devil’s Punch­bowl, Old Cedars, near Go­dalm­ing, has five bed­rooms and a sunken walled gar­den. Sav­ills (01483 796800)

North York­shire, from £125,000

In the pic­turesque vil­lage of Glasshouses, in the Nid­derdale AONB, there are plans to re­store his­toric Glasshouses Mill, with its orig­i­nal clock tower, to its for­mer glory, with about 40 houses and apart­ments. The mill is thought to have been where glass was made for the great Foun­tains Abbey in 1387 and was later a corn mill, then a flax mill, then a hemp-spin­ning site. Lo­cal lore has it that ropes for Ti­tanic were made here. The first stage will be com­pleted by au­tumn 2018 and sales com­mence later this year. Ni­cholls Tyre­man (www.nicholl­styre­man.com; 01423 503076)

London W1, from £935,300

The newly con­structed, Port­man stone ‘pe­riod façade’ of Onetwen­ty­four W1, Sey­mour Place, in a hid­den-away part of Maryle­bone vil­lage, will make you do a dou­ble take. The ex­te­rior at the rear is equally ex­trav­a­gant, fea­tur­ing large ex­panses of glass and a liv­ing wall planted with wild straw­ber­ries. Within, there are 12 apart­ments and pent­houses, from stu­dios to two bed­rooms (020–7522 8742; www.onetwen­ty­fourw1.co.uk)

London SE1, from £1.15 mil­lion to £23 mil­lion

Due to be com­pleted in 2018, iconic tower One Black­fri­ars will house 274 lux­u­ri­ous homes, a five-star ho­tel, a public pi­azza and 14,000sq ft of com­mer­cial space. The show apart­ment, with a sky gar­den and views across the Thames to­wards St Paul’s, has been fin­ished by bou­tique in­te­ri­ors firm Spinoc­chia Fre­und on a Bar­bara Hep­worth-in­spired theme (020–3627 8482; www.oneblack­fri­ars.co.uk)

London TW7, from £1.4 mil­lion

In the bu­colic seven-acre grounds of a listed for­mer con­vent, over­look­ing a boat­yard and a 10-minute river walk from one of Henry VIII’S favourite tav­erns, Fitzroy Gate, in Isle­worth, just across the Thames from Kew, fea­tures 39 fam­ily houses built by de­vel­oper St James. Rang­ing from four to six bed­rooms, each Ge­or­gianstyle house is unique and built to the high­est stan­dards (020–3432 2981; www.fitzroy­gate.co.uk)

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