Head overseas and tour some of the finest real estate found in Europe! We’ve compiled six historic properties in places like London, Paris, Tuscany and more. On your tour, see one of London’s cultural icons and landmark pieces of modern architecture. Travel to Italy and stay in a five-star Tuscan Villa or make your way to France and romanticize in a historic apartment flat in Paris. Will you grab yourself a slice of old-world history and become the next owner of a home that’s only been on the market three times in 300 years? We jet-set off to see six European properties.
Penthouse at Television Centre
Television Centre is a cultural icon and a landmark piece of modern architecture. Beautifully restored to its former glory and now reopened to the public, this development boasts a stunning array of new homes for sale.
The Grade II listed Helios building has been converted into apartments and a new Crescent building designed by award-winning architects AHMM built to compliment it. A stunning landscaped garden offers a tranquil oasis from the bustle of the famous forecourt, with its tiered landscaping and al fresco dining.
Beneath the Helios, in the old BBC archives, an incredible new 25,000 sq. ft. gym has been opened by Soho House. Residents benefit from access to the gym, a 24 hour concierge, and a private cinema, lounge and lobby.
Price: £7,600,000; Contact: Lin Liu +44 (0) 203 320 8289; or Central London New Homes +44 (0) 2074098756; www.savills.com.
Province of Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
Villa Altoviti is a spectacular free standing five-star property full of natural light tucked away in the Florentine Chianti Hills only a thirty-minute drive from Florence.
The 560 sq. mtr. property has been very recently restored to an extremely high standard by an Italian architect and his Australian wife. With contemporary classic chic interiors, the villa presents itself with a perfect floor plan. An impressive front terrace leads up to the double doored entrance which opens up into a spacious light filled stairwell and original stone staircase.
The ground floor and principal living area intuitively flow from one space to the next. An impressive double lounge sitting room with fireplace leads to a separate dining room and wonderful huge gourmet kitchen with travertine benches and island, and a second casual dining area. This entire space has a series of French doors which all open up onto a massive paved area for outdoor entertainment separated by a perfectly manicured lawn from the contemporary wet edge grey saltwater infinity pool.
The home has five completely private double bedroom suites each with its own ensuite marble bathroom and built in wardrobes. There is also a separate library room, a full laundry, walk in pantry and independent bathroom. Fully ducted air conditioning completes the property along with full security, a double drive entrance, impressive iron electric gates and a grove of 120 olive trees.
Price: €2,500,000; Contact: Tom Vickery +44 (0) 207 016 3744; www.savills.com.
A stone’s throw from the Rodin Museum and the Matignon Hotel, this Parisian apartment is located at a remarkable and highly prized address in the 7th arrondissement. Situated on the noble floor, it is accessible by lift from an old mansion. The dwelling consists of an entrance opening onto a magnificent living room, a dining room and an office. On the courtyard, two suites include a master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room on the mezzanine. The apartment has been completely renovated with original elements preserved such as the moldings, parquet, fireplace and more.
Price: €6,300,000; Contact: Nadia Bergman +33 (0) 1 45 55 79 10; or contact Jelena Cvjetkovic +44 (0) 20 7016 3754; www.savills.com.
The Hinwick House has been renovated and restored and is on the market for only the third time in 300 years. The estate consists of a Grade I Queen Anne house and Victorian wing set in 37 acres. There are outbuildings including garaging, stables/tack room, stores, an 18th century clock tower, dovecote and 3 estate cottages as well as further accommodation in the Victorian wing. There are formal gardens to include a Georgian walled garden, an orchard and paddock, and grounds which consist of mature parkland, two lakes, woodland and a stream.
A Manor House is believed to have stood on the grounds of the Hinwick House since the 15th Century, the remains of such manifest themselves in the three Turret cottages. Originally a single dwelling, it was the Orlebar family home when they bought the estate from Sir Thomas Alston in 1653 for £355. Richard Orlebar began the building of the Queen Anne house in 1710 and completed in 1714.
Price: £8,500,000; Contact: Crispin Holborow +44 (0) 20 7409 8881; or contact Hugh Maconochie +44 (0) 207 016 3713; www.savills.com.
This exceptional and exquisitely decorated villa offers pure luxury in one of the most spectacular locations in the Mediterranean. It is located in the exclusive Bay of Formentor, just a short walk away from the idyllic beach.
Originally built around 1958, it has been thoughtfully refurbished to create an elegant and unique property set in one of the most beautiful gardens in the area.
Distributed on 3 floors, the spacious and light filled house comprises of 6 large en suite bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the remaining 5 on the first floor. There are two additional bathrooms on the lower ground floor level together with the service kitchen.
On the main floor there is a large, state-of-the-art kitchen designed by Bulthaup, living room, dining room, cinema room and the bedroom as a possible further guest or staff accommodation.
All rooms open out onto the spacious terraces which surround the house and from which views can be enjoyed of the breath-taking garden and over to the sea through the pine trees that are so iconic of this area.
The large swimming pool is overlooked by several terraces, which enjoy the natural shade of the surrounding trees. The property offers underfloor heating (ground floor electric, both upper floors gas-fired central heating) and reversible air conditioning. The house was totally refurbished around the year 2008. It is in immaculate condition and is set within stunning gardens, the villa offers privacy and a direct sea access only 50 meters away.
Price: £8,950,000; Contact: Alice Storrie +44 (0) 20 7409 8881; www.savills.com.
Accessed by a private bridge, this spectacular riverside apartment provides a sophisticated, luxurious interior combined with the character of this historic building. This stunning apartment offers a unique opportunity to purchase one the finest riverside apartments in London.
Occupying a prime position on the banks of the Thames, it enjoys breathtaking views of the river and Tower Bridge. The apartment has been extensively refurbished by its current owners and exhibits the highest quality bespoke finishes throughout. An electronic Rako system has been fitted throughout the apartment allowing for mood settings including lighting and curtains. The vast open plan reception room is the ultimate entertaining space, complete with a magnificent lit onyx bar area, a contemporary ribbon fire, and picturesque arched doorways, which open out onto the two balconies overhanging the water.
A sensational circular platform hosts the feature dining area offering a sophisticated space to dine in style, with its curves mirrored by beautiful stained glass windows, made by Chiswick Stain Glass, creators of the iconic windows at The Ivy. The kitchen is fully fitted with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances and the exquisite built in cabinetry provides an abundance of storage. There is a convenient separate utility room. The temperature controlled, glass fronted wine cellar is not only an attractive feature, but perfect for storing a wine connoisseur’s collection, fitted with a secure remote locking device.
On the upper level you will find a luxurious master suite, with fully fitted walk-in dressing room and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom, complete with dual vanity and separate bath with TV and shower. The transparency of the bedroom windows is switchable on and off at the touch of a button allowing full privacy. There are two further beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms on the lower level with small lit terraces. In addition, an impressive 10-seater cinema room is perfect for both family living and entertaining. A bathroom has thoughtfully been added here to allow for use as a fourth bedroom if desired.
Residents of Anchor Brewhouse benefit from excellent 24-hour security and concierge service, as well as secure underground parking in which this apartment benefits from two spaces.
Price: £9,500,000; Contact: Fran Moynihan +44 (0) 20 8877 4823; Chloe Luxon +44 (0) 207 456 6813; ww.savills.com.