Our Canadian clients were looking for a pied-à-terre in Prime Central London that offered beautiful high ceilings, period details, green views and it had to be close to a tube station. They were only in London for a week and had limited time for viewings. Our clients knew and liked Marylebone, in particular because of the high street, but we felt that there were other areas worthy of consideration that were better value and would offer our clients more for their budget.
Although our clients had initially come to us wanting to purchase in Marylebone, we ended up securing them a fabulous apartment in Chelsea. The Cadogan Estate have in recent years taken a very active role in the re-development of the area around Sloane Square, with Duke of York’s Square and Pavilion Road under-going a complete transformation, the latest stage of which will be the arrival of Hotel Costes with its first hotel outside of Paris.
We successfully negotiated the purchase of a stunning off market, 1st floor, one bedroom apartment overlooking private communal gardens located just a minutes’ walk from Sloane Square station. The apartment has the ideal East to West aspect which gives the bedroom the light in the morning and living room in the afternoon. It has the most wonderful period details which include exquisite ceiling mouldings and parquet flooring. Despite being off market we were still able to negotiate a saving of £45,000 from the asking price.
Our relationships with agents gain us priority access. We viewed this apartment before anyone else. This enabled us to offer and agree a purchase price before it was launched to the open market, thereby avoiding competition from other buyers.