Dream Homes: Connaught Square

A desirable blend of period features and luxury contemporary living is on offer here.

Sitting pretty on Connaught Square, one of the Capital’s most sought-after garden squares, is this Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, which boasts six storeys of luxury living accommodation. Dating back to the 1820s, the family home is, naturally, filled with beautifully maintained and restored period features, and boasts bags of character, inside and out – a true London classic.

The house has been seamlessly and sympathetically connected to the mews at the back, providing even more living space to spread out in style, and making room for a lift and a garage – a rare commodity in central London. Overall, there’s a whopping 4,764 sq ft of property to enjoy.

While there’s oodles of versatile accommodation available, the house is currently set out with four generously proportioned bedrooms on the second and third floors, three of which boast sizable en suites, including the principal, with its enormous and luxurious marble bathroom. It is almost as large as the bedroom itself and rivals any five-star hotel. On the first floor, you’ll find the magnificent drawing and dining rooms, together with the less formal media room/library, which leads directly onto a pretty terrace. The upper ground floor includes the commodious living room, family kitchen and garage, while the lower ground floor boasts generous staff quarters, a fully equipped gym, and, unusually for a London townhouse, an inviting indoor pool.

Don’t let the high ceilings, grand marble fireplaces, ornate cornicing and huge sash windows fool you, the property also boasts feature Lutron lighting, Crestron home automation, underfloor heating, and comfort cooling, bringing the very best in high spec tech to this historical home. The Poggenpohl kitchen is the height of 21st century mod cons, too, with its Caesarstone worktops, Gaggenau appliances, and state-of-the-art Quooker tap.

Perfectly positioned to make the most of its surrounding lush greenery, not only in the square itself but with Hyde Park just a short stroll away, this family home promises luxury London living at its best.

£9.25 million, Savills (020 7578 5100; savills.com)