Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Real Estate & Property
Live on London’s coolest street, for $39m

Premier apartment and townhouse at a flagship residence in “London’s coolest street” have gone on sale at prices ranging from £4 million to £25 million ($6.2 million to $39.14 million).

The premier apartments and penthouses are located at The Chilterns, a luxury residential development at 74-76 Chiltern Street in Marylebone W1, in the UK capital.

The project’s developers, Frogmore & Galliard Homes, boast that the residences are “the finest homes in London’s West End”.   

The six premier and penthouse residences provide an abundance of lateral living space, large private roof gardens or balconies and benefit from outstanding five-star amenities.

Lifestyle facilities are planned to include a signature restaurant with in-room chef and dining, private gymnasium and sauna, private cinema, 21 basement wine cellars with wine tasting room, underground parking with valet, David Bailey lobby and 24-hour hotel style concierge.

Designed by world-renowned architects Squire & Partners, with specification and interior design by international designer Rabih Hage, The Chilterns has been nicknamed by local agents as the “One Hyde Park” of Marylebone.

The Chilterns provides 44 luxury residences for private sale within landmark architecture formed by a contemporary seven-storey glass and stone façade. Details include a striking stepped roofline, floor-to-ceiling windows with sun-shielding feature louvres, rooftop terraces and glass-fronted balconies.

The development is just off Marylebone High Street, overlooking the greenery of Paddington Street Gardens, and fronting onto Chiltern Street, the address of choice for celebrities, successful businesspeople, locals and socialites.

The street is now famous for its Chiltern Firehouse Hotel & Restaurant, trendy bars and boutique designer stores.

The initial collection of apartments were launched in October 2013 and rapidly sold off plan. Now with The Chilterns over 50 per cent build-complete, the developers have launched the six premier and penthouse residences.


The two penthouses at The Chilterns are the finest luxury residences to be unveiled in Marylebone and the wider West End. The first, priced at £25 million, is a spectacular 7,566-sq-ft four-bedroom duplex penthouse located on the top two floors of the building providing 5,047sq ft of living space and 2,519 sq ft of private roof gardens, said to be the largest in the West End.

On the top floor of the duplex is a grand reception room over 1,000 sq ft in size and has a raised 3.8-m-high coffered ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The room can be arranged to providing a living area, a music room with grand piano, a cards/games area and a cinema room. Folding glass walls open onto three private rooftop terraces: the first a vast outside reception room and garden, the second an outside dining room and the third a sun deck for loungers.

On the other floor is a large family kitchen and breakfast room, a lounge with feature fireplace and a 16-seater formal dining room opening onto a private terrace.

The master bedroom suite has a bedroom with day/living area opening onto two private terraces, a walk-in dressing room lined with bespoke built-in cupboards and his and hers en-suite bathrooms.

The principal guest suite has a bedroom with day/living area, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom, opening onto a roof terrace. There are two further bedroom suites, each lined with built-in wardrobes and complete with en-suite facilities. The duplex also features a studio flat with bedroom, kitchenette and living area and bathroom for either staff use or ideal for a teenager or relative.

The two floors of the duplex are linked by a private feature glass lift and there is also a staircase for those happy to walk between the two levels.

Priced at £12.575 million ($19.68 million), the second penthouse is a luxurious three-bedroom residence providing 2,886 sq ft of internal and 1,076 sq ft of external roof gardens.

There is a large triple reception room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Paddington Street Gardens. Sliding walls open to give access to a 12-seater dining room which leads onto two private roof gardens. There is also a spacious family kitchen and breakfast room with separate utility room.

Lined with deep built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom suite consists of a bedroom with day/living area and en-suite bathroom, with glass folding doors opening onto the roof terrace. There are two further bedroom suites each lined with wardrobes and benefitting from en-suite bathrooms.

The roof gardens of both penthouses are to a bespoke design by Hage in a style which is a contemporary take on “Morocco-meets-West-End”. This look is achieved by timber decking, soft-tone outside wall lighting, planters and green living walls. Outside furniture in the form of cabanas, sofas, feature chairs, coffee tables and glass and bronze candle lanterns completes the look creating spacious outside rooms and hard-landscaped gardens.

Each penthouse comes with a wine suite/cave in the basement of the development. The duplex has two bays within the underground parking complex, whilst the other penthouse has one allocated bay.


The four premier apartments are priced from £4 million to £7.85 million ($6.29 million to $12.29 million) and range from 1,503 sq ft up to 2,678 sq ft in size. These apartments have two or three bedrooms and all open onto private balconies providing up to 436 sq ft of space.

Each of these apartments has a large double reception room which can be arranged to provide living areas and a 12-seater capacity dining area. There is also a separate family kitchen and breakfast room. The master bedroom suites are lined with built-in wardrobes and have spacious en-suite bathrooms. The other bedrooms have equivalent facilities.

Premier apartment buyers have the option of acquiring a wine suite/cave and a parking bay.


The premier and penthouse residences have been designed to the highest and most luxurious specification undertaken to date by Frogmore and Galliard Homes.

The reception rooms have generous ceiling heights, coffered ceilings with feature perimeter lighting, contemporary-style feature fireplaces, floor to ceiling glazing and hardwood or parquet flooring.

The kitchen/breakfast rooms are bespoke-design by Hage with timber storage units, stone worktops, breakfast bar and integrated Gaggenau appliances.

The bathrooms and en-suites have large format polished marble slab floor and full height finish to the walls complete with Villeroy-Boch suite, marble vanity tops, bespoke shelving and joinery, Hansgrohe fittings and heated towel rail.

There are also in-wall plasma televisions and bespoke steam shower enclosures in the master bedroom suite bathrooms.

The premier and penthouse apartments have a state-of-the-art comfort air cooling and warming system throughout each residence and there is under-floor heating to all bathrooms and shower rooms.


The premier and penthouse residents will have access to a range of five-star amenities including a signature restaurant, a 775-sq-ft private cinema that can seat up to 10 people, and a boutique gymnasium and sauna.

Within the basement is the wine storage and tasting facility containing 21 temperature controlled wine cellars/cabinets, each of which can store around 325 bottles.

The Chilterns also has the benefit of a 24-hour concierge which ensures that reception staff will take care of residents’ daily needs, from taxis, travel arrangements and theatre tickets to dry cleaning and shopping.

One of the most exciting unique features of The Chilterns are the plans for a “Lobby by David Bailey” forming the main entrance and featuring a display of large-scale photographic prints by the internationally renowned photographer.

Stephen Conway, Chief Executive of Galliard Homes, says: “Our vision for The Chilterns was to deliver the most exclusive address in Marylebone and the wider West End. At The Chilterns we have combined luxury, technology, art and lifestyle amenities to achieve an outstanding level of quality and lifestyle offering. In my view it’s much more than just the finest collection of brand new residences currently on the market. The Chilterns offering includes hospitality and leisure facilities which when combined with exceptional homes creates the area’s very best address and a superb investment for the future.”

Chiltern Street was originally built in the 1760s and following a makeover launched in 2011, has emerged as a high-profile destination for retailers.

It is now seen as London’s newest fashionable shopping and dining destinations, and was recently voted “London’s Coolest Street” by Condé Nast Traveler.

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