St James launches first new mansion block apartments in Fulham since 1930s

1st May 2014

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On Saturday 10th May, St James is launching a brand new collection of luxuriously appointed apartments in Fulham, SW6.

A unique new proposition to one of London's most desirable suburbs, the apartments at Hurlingham Walk have been designed to echo the grand façades of West London's traditional Edwardian and Victorian mansion block architecture - becoming the first new build mansion style properties to join Fulham's architectural landscape since the 1930's.

A recent report from the Prince's Foundation*[1] has called on developers to 'look towards mid-rise mansion blocks and garden squares to solve the capital's housing crisis and save London's villages from threat'. It advises buildings of five to eight storeys offer the best of both worlds in providing dense housing without infringing on green belt areas or resorting to impersonal high rise towers.

Today, mansion blocks are reported to be amongst the most coveted properties in the capital, particularly by more traditional British buyers. Robert Stewart, Manager at Hamptons, comments: "Mansion blocks particularly attract purchasers for their style and elevated character, but the high annual service charges for maintenance and shared bill payments for older style properties can sometimes lessen the appeal.

"With so many modern and contemporary style apartments appearing across the capital over the last few years, the elegance of the new properties at Hurlingham Walk, which combine traditional style with the convenience and economical efficiencies of a new build home, will make a refreshing change for today's London property hunters."

"These apartments will make an attractive financial proposition for investors looking for a solid buy to let investment, with the added benefit of the potential for long term capital growth, given the housing boom in London shows little sign of slowing down any time soon," Stewart concluded.

Hurlingham Walk consists of just 68 exclusive apartments across six floors. A stylish collection of one and two bedroom apartments and a handful of three bedroom penthouses, all the homes benefit from high ceilings, floor to ceiling French windows, outside space and exceptional use of space and light. Much coveted services include a dedicated concierge, 24-hour security, a private landscaped garden with infinity pond and courtyard and gated basement parking - unheard of in traditional mansion block apartments.

Behind the elegant exterior, the homes within will be finished to an exceptional specification, with quality fixtures and fittings including underfloor heating throughout, comfort cooling to the living rooms and bedrooms, chrome ironmongery and feature architraves and skirting. Generous living accommodation will be spread across carefully considered open-plan layouts, with custom-designed European kitchens featuring integrated Siemens appliances. Contemporary living rooms are fitted with engineered Timber flooring and the latest communications and technology equipment to suit the ever-changing modern lifestyle, with the option to upgrade to a full sound system if desired. Bathrooms are also custom-designed in two colour way options, with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware, heated wall panels and towel rails, Hansgrohe showerhead and brassware and heated floor.

Enjoying private, fully-lit balconies or private terraces, the apartments also offer plenty of opportunity to socialise alfresco during the summer months.

The new homes will be positioned close to a number of riverside parks and gardens, as well as a multitude of some of the capital's finest bars and restaurants. Just a stone's throw from the River Thames, the exclusive Hurlingham Club and a short walk from Parsons Green, the development's enviable location in a tranquil corner of the capital offers relaxed modern living combined with the charm and convenience of a London village atmosphere.

Excellent schools in the catchment area offer a highly-prized education, with a wide choice of both private and state schools, including the bilingual l'Ecole Marie d'Orliac (linked to the Lycée Française Charles de Gaulle), Thomas's Fulham, the Hurlingham & Chelsea School, Lady Margaret School and the London Oratory School. Leading universities nearby include University College, Imperial College and The London School of Economics.

The new homes are priced from £700,000. For further information, please visit www.hurlinghamwalk.co.ukor call 020 8246 4199.

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