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The market for Fine Homes is fast gaining strength in Stanmore

24th Apr 2012

There is increased activity in the market for Fine Homes at the top end of the market.

“The green shoots of recovery in the local prime residential sector are a positive reality, with our recent sales of Fine Homes over £ 2 million being solid evidence of the strengthening of this important sector of the market,” said Tony Stone, Residential Sales Director at Preston Bennett.

Being at the end of the Jubilee line and with the motorway network close by, Stanmore is a favoured, key commuter location for easy access to both central London and the surrounding countryside.

“Even with the increase in Stamp Duty, discerning buyers have not been dissuaded from buying substantial houses in what is increasingly becoming a highly competitive market,” continued Tony Stone.

Recent sales by us include three of the most prestigious homes in Stanmore in the £2.5 - £ 3.5 million range. All individual distinctive properties, with excellent ‘kerb appeal’, offering spacious accommodation up to 6,500 sq.ft., in large landscaped plots and excellently located.

Our approach to selling such unique and prestigious residences through our Fine Homes department is therefore obviously proving highly successful. We are committed to offering a more personal, high quality and bespoke client service to vendors with the expert advice and valuation approach drawn from their experience in the sale of such unique homes.

“There is definitely an air of quiet confidence at the top end of the market and home owners are sensing that the time may be right to sell. They recognise that as the leading agent in this prime sector, we not only have a successful track-record stretching back some 53 years but also a select database of clients that prefer to remain low-key,” continued Tony Stone.

Match-making service

Indeed, we pride themselves on our ‘match-making’ service, where keen buyers are prepared to wait for a specific type of property to come onto the market – either by location, architectural style, surrounding land & gardens or proximity to certain schools and/or golf clubs, for example. Some sellers also prefer to remain ‘below the radar’ and this discreet service of matching a seller and buyer is proving highly effective for all concerned.

Current Fine Homes available through us include those in the most sought-after addresses, houses with swimming pools and/or tennis courts, those with great views, on plots up to 3 acres, luxury apartments in impressive country houses, chalet bungalows and homes with great ‘kerb appeal’.

These include:

Dennis Lane, Stanmore £ 2,800,000
A superbly presented double-fronted family home in grounds of over three-quarters of an acre in a sought-after location. Thoughtfully enlarged to provide a wealth of reception and family rooms. Lavish master bedroom suite, 6 further bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Heated swimming pool on a wide paved sun terrace.

The Orchard, Green Lane, Stanmore £ 2,650,000
An architect-designed 5/6 bedroom/5-bathroom/5-reception room family home in a mature c. half-acre plot with a gated entrance. Approximately 5,500 sq.ft accommodation. Located in the heart of Stanmore. Heated swimming pool in the large secluded garden.

Canons Drive, Edgware £ 2,650,000
A magnificent double-fronted detached residence in a Conservation Area, built by the current owners to an extremely high standard. Offering luxury accommodation over 3 floors. 6 reception rooms, master bedroom suite, 5/6 further bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Gordon Avenue, Stanmore £ 1,995,000
Substantial, detached character residence on mature plot of nearly half-an-acre. Excellent living and entertaining space, master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Scope for further extension subject to Planning Permission.
To arrange a private viewing of these Fine Homes or for more information please contact us. Also, should you feel that your home would benefit from our approach to selling Fine Homes we would be happy to advise you, without obligation.

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Sales: Preston Bennett is a trading name of Countrywide Estate Agents, Registered in England Number 00789476. Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP.

Lettings: Preston Bennett is a trading name of Countrywide Residential Lettings Limited, Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP. Registered in England Number 02995024 which is an agent and subsidiary of Countrywide Estate Agents, Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP. Registered in England Number 00789476. Countrywide Residential Lettings Limited is regulated by RICS. Countrywide Estate Agents is an appointed representative of Countrywide Principal Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.