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Birth of a True Central London Mansion

A mansion in the heart of Mayfair that once housed aristocrats, a bank and even the US Army is set to become a ‘trophy home’ in the region of £70,000,000. Eight Grosvenor Square an eighteenth century property will stretch to the rear to incorporate two other mews houses on Duke’s Yard. The historic building will […]

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The First Million Pound Council Flat!

A pair of two-bedroom former council flats have gone on the market for more than £1million each in London – directly above Stella McCartney’s boutique in Fulham. The neighbouring third-floor apartments, once owned by the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, were sold off to a developer two years ago and underwent refurbishment. Interior designer Patrick […]

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Chinese Woman pays £4mn in advance for London Rental.

The lights are on in One Hyde Park, as a lone resident settles into her palatial pad for the night. The female tenant, in her mid-20s, moved to London from China six months ago and paid five years rent upfront for the Knightsbridge apartment which costs £15,000 a week. A surge in renting homes priced […]

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Are Developers needed to Build Homes?

The fideicomiso model allows residents and architects to bypass bureaucracy. Could it help to ease the UK housing crisis?     “Developer,” the late architect Paolo Soleri used to say, “starts with ‘D’, like ‘devil’ and ‘demon’.” While Soleri was unique in many pronouncements, his suspicion of developers is not so uncommon amongst fellow architects. […]

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Jaeger Lecoultre: Master Ultra Thin Moon 39

      During the SIHH, Jaeger Lecoultre introduced the Ultra Thin Moon 39. A Master timepiece with moon phase complication and a 39-mm case diameter. Available in three colours: stainless steel, pink gold and in pink gold with diamonds. No longer is Jaeger Lecoultre Master piece for sophisticated-looking middle-aged men; this classic timepiece will […]

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Generation Rent

  Rocketing house prices and years without real-terms wages growth have prompted a growing number of younger people to give up the idea of ever owning their own home, according to a major report on attitudes to getting on the property ladder. The proportion of people aged between 20 and 45 putting money aside for […]

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His & Hers Mansions….Obviously!

  Two adjoining ‘his and hers’ mansions have gone on the market on the world-renowned Sandbanks peninsula for £13mn.  Standing just feet apart, the beachfront homes are virtually identical boasting an indoor swimming pool, four storeys and stunning sea views. But the prospective buyers might have to flip a coin as one of the homes […]

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Why Hire a Personal Shopper?

  Is it worth investing in services for personal shopping? It is a common question and the answer is an emphatic yes. Why so? Well, because you get to save a lot of time and energy. Hiring personal shopping services you do not need to go for shopping yourself, spend time finding a product of […]

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Lifestyle Management: Simple and Luxurious

  If you are used to a luxurious lifestyle, every new day will bring about a desire for a new products and services. Whether it’s related to shopping, traveling or business, managing your busy lifestyle is no easy task. With so much on your plate and only a few hours in a day, dealing with […]

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Time is a Luxury: Make the Most of a Personal Assistant

  It is a busy world today. There is so much to do and not enough time. No wonder many of us find ourselves racing against time. Fulfilling job responsibilities, taking out time for kids and family, volunteering, attending events, our to-do list never seems to end at any point. As we tick two items […]

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