Guide type: Property Investor
4th August 2015
Nestled between Regent’s Park and Hyde Park, Marylebone offers its residents and visitors fine dining, boutique shopping, picturesque garden squares and a host of prestigious cultural delights.
For more information on Marylebone’s luxury appeal, read our article Live a Life of Luxury in Marylebone.
Marylebone is famed primarily for its elegant Georgian terraces and Victorian mansion blocks that adorn its tree-lined streets; however, in recent years modern developments and mews houses have slowly emerged, adding a contemporary twist to the aesthetics of this charming neighbourhood.
For more information on the history of Marylebone and its changing architecture, read our article Marylebone Through the Years.
From period conversions to new-build developments, Marylebone offers a wide range of high-end, luxury apartments to suit all tastes.
For many, an apartment within a period conversion property can offer the best of both worlds, fresh and contemporary interiors amidst beautiful character features such as high ceilings, original fireplaces and sash windows.
In 2012 Galliard Homes redeveloped 43 – 45 Great Cumberland Place, formerly a block of terraced Victorian buildings, into seven individually-designed apartments. Due to the building's history, each apartment benefited from feature fireplaces, cornices, ornate ceiling mouldings, and large bays with floor-to-ceiling sash windows. These period features were combined with luxury modern conveniences including walk-in dressing rooms, iPod docking stations and mood lighting, working in harmony to create a luxurious, boutique apartment scheme.
The conversion of a landmark headquarters building, 7 Portland Place, followed in 2014. Set behind a grand Portland stone façade, the fully renovated apartments within the building boasted an abundance of lateral living space intensified by high ceilings and tall windows. Galliard Homes juxtaposed elegant ornamental balconies and a grand Edwardian staircase with the latest in Smart Home technology to create one of central London’s most sought-after addresses.
In our article Marylebone’s Rising Prime London Status, we assessed the effect of ‘Prime’ and ‘Super-Prime’ on Marylebone’s housing market, particularly an increased demand for ultra-luxury property.
Emergences of new-build developments to meet demands have opened up the latest luxury-residential pockets of Marylebone, providing the locale with a new standard of high living. Built from scratch, premium new-build developments are able to accommodate a host of facilities including state-of-the-art gymnasiums, health spas and exclusive resident lounges.
This year Galliard Homes will deliver The Chilterns, our most luxurious new-build development to date. Not only will residents of the Chilterns bask in the delight of an illustrious postcode, but also a prestigious address to match. Already synonymous with style, sophistication and exclusivity, once completed The Chilterns is set to redefine luxury living in Marylebone.
Comprising of 44 exquisite residences, each apartment will be expertly designed to combine the highest technical specifications with the finest interiors from world-renowned designer Rabih Hage. From the unique David Bailey open-plan gallery in the reception foyer to a private cinema, gymnasium, spa and a resident signature restaurant, The Chilterns will radiate elegance and class in its highest form.
The pinnacle of the development will be Penthouse One, a superlative duplex apartment encompassing 5,047 sq. ft. of lateral living space in addition to 2,519 sq. ft. of private roof gardens – the largest in the West End.