Sat 01 Mar 2014
David Pittman, Associate Director & Sales Mangerat Marsh & Parsons, Holland Park.
Property I'd most like on my books and why?
Over the years our Holland Park office has been rather spoilt , was we have helped sell some of the finest properties in the area. However, Aubrey House, discreetly located between Aubrey Road and the park would be top of my 'wish list'. The house dates back to the Tudor Period, has been home to sereral notable residents over the years and is rumoured to have the largest private garden in London. A real slice of Holland Park history.
Best place to invest?
Investing almost anywher within the Royal Borough has rarely, in history been anything buy hugely rewarding. At present the boarders of Holland Park offers the largest scope for growth to investers. several of the pretty houses in Russel Gardens Mews have recently been refurbished to a wonderfully high stand and i predict this pretty cobbled location will see a sharp uplift in values in the near furture.
The most interesting property I have been involved in is...
The Organ Factory - a strange, yet wonderful propert, which is, without doubt, one of the most interesting properties in W11. Originally a factory that manufactured church organs today it offers almost 5,000 sq ft of unique live-work space, which is almost completely hidden from view.
The Toughest sale and why?
During the recent sale of an un-modernised house in Holland Park, our developer buyers were blocked at every turn with their pre-planning applications prior to exchange of contracts. A neighbour who had wanted to purchase part of a property, but had been unsuccessfull sought to oppose all plans. The Purchasers orginal funding fell through as a result and delays occurred. Eventually, the sale was successfull and we look forward to marketing a beautifully developed house in eighteen months or so.
Finest property showcase...
Melbury Road is a beautiful penthouse apartment set ina stunning Edwardian building, a stones throw away from the park and a short walk from Kensington High street and Holland Park Avenue. The property boast 37' of extraordinary studio-style reception space, which opens into the eaves, resulting in extremelyhigh vaulted ceilings. In the last year, I have also sold the two other apartments in the stand-out period building both -attractinga great amount of interest, and this one isn't going to be any different.