Mega-Mansions Among 10 Most Viewed Rightmove Properties of 2017

Economic uncertainty and squeezed household budgets haven’t put Londoners off daydreaming about property, judging by the mega-mansions that have made it into Rightmove’s top 10 most viewed properties.

The most viewed home for sale in London in 2017 was a 10-bedroom mega-mansion with basement cinema, 1,250-bottle temperature-controlled wine vault, private spa and leisure centre. It is unlikely most viewers would be able afford it, as the price tag is a huge £29.95 million.

The basement of this £29.95 million Kensington pad has a high-tech home cinema with seating for up to 12 people

 

The 12,000 sq ft home, on Upper Phillimore Gardens in Kensington, attracted 83,000 views, making it the eighth most viewed property in the UK overall.

Rightmove said the five most viewed London homes last year had similar price tags.

The second most viewed London property on the website in 2017, with a “price on application”, was a Westminster penthouse with 360 degree views of London.

This riverside penthouse in Westminster has its own private lift

 

The five-bedroom flat has one of the largest south-facing private terraces on the Thames, close to the Houses of Parliament and overlooking Vauxhall across the river. Owners can enjoy staff quarters, a 24-hour Harrods Estates concierge and a private gym.

Also popular was a £28.5 million Primrose Hill house with interiors designed by The Apprentice’s “Queen of Mean” Linda Plant. The eight-bedroom detached house’s extensive makeover includes a cinema, salon and separate staff quarters with Art Deco touches throughout.

This eight-bedroom family home in Primrose Hill looks out onto large landscaped private communal gardens

 

It was originally home to Viscountess Furness, who was Edward VIII’s mistress before he met Wallis Simpson, with the house used for secret assignments.

Rightmove director Miles Shipside told the Evening Standard: “This year’s list of most popular homes shows just how much people love having a nosy around some of the most luxurious properties across the UK, some to dream about living there and others to perhaps look for design inspiration.”

This £16.95 million property in South Kensington is a short walk from Harrods

 

The fourth most viewed property was a five-bedroom house in South Kensington, going for £16.95 million. It has a feature swimming pool, in which a mechanised rising floor can convert the swimming pool into a party room.

A new £3.95 million mansion on a private, gated estate in south London’s commuter fringe completed London’s top five. It is located in Keston Park, which has been home to Bromley’s Danny Dyer, Margaret Thatcher and Arsenal footballer Kenny Sansom.

This Keston Park home was built just three years ago

 

“The house is only three years old, very high spec over 2,000 sq ft with a swimming pool,” said David Hughes, branch manager at Alan de Maid, who is marketing the property. “It’s also minutes from Biggin Hill airport so for the type of buyer who has a private jet or a helicopter, that’s a real bonus.”

People desiring the quiet life have been eyeing up this remote cottage in the Outer Hebrides, with panoramic views across the Atlantic

 

The top 10 most-viewed properties in the UK include a remote three-bedroom cottage in the Outer Hebrides, a £6 million 16th century castle in Edinburgh, a £1.7 million Edinburgh penthouse and a former church renovation project in West Yorkshire.

This 16th century Craigcrook Castle is for sale for the first time in 300 years
In stark contrast, a modern penthouse situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town
For those looking for a project, there is a Grade II-listed church near where BBC crime drama Happy Valley is filmed in West Yorkshire

Those based near Manchester have been eyeing up an 11-bedroom mansion in Alderley Edge, a huge Shakespearean-style home in Nether Alderley and a £6.75 million eight-bed home in Bowden, compete with leisure complex and indoor infinity pool.

This 11-bedroom country house, with cinema room and indoor pool, is near Alderley Edge village
Brits also like this enormous 12,000 sq ft mansion in Nether Alderley, selling for £7.25 million
This eight-bed home in Greater Manchester includes a separate suite and a leisure complex

DealMakerz completely understands the appeal of so-called property porn. Like most Brits, we love having a sneaky glimpse into the homes and lives of the rich and famous.