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For sale: the perfect home room by room

Here we pick the best rooms and features inside and out from a selection of properties, that together would constitute the perfect home.

What makes the perfect home? A grand entrance hall with marble floors beneath your feet and every architectural detail above your head. A tree-lined avenue meandering to a country house. Or somewhere more simple, perhaps a rambling wisteria growing up a romantic cottage. Here we pick the best rooms and features inside and out from a selection of properties, that together would constitute the perfect home. From a stylish scullery to an amazing attic, we reveal some of our best homes room by room across the UK and in France.   

A flawless façade: St John’s Wood, London NW6 £6.995m

A flight of stone steps leads up to double doors set in the perfectly symmetrical façade. What could be more stylish? This early 19th-century villa is set in manicured gardens, with a balcony running along the front windows of the raised ground floor reception rooms. There are seven bedrooms, two of them in a separate guest annexe, and a garage for the perfect car.

Call Winkworth’s St John’s Wood office 020 7586 7001

Licence to thrill - the perfect pool: St George’s Hill, Surrey POA

This new designer home brings Mediterranean living to Weybridge. The luxury pool area leads out from the entertainment area via double height doors. There are five bedroom suites and a generous open-plan living and eating zone. All this – and an exclusive St George’s Hill location, too.

Call Winkworth’s Weybridge office 01932 854400

The perfect sitting room: Paris, France £6.3m

On the very doorstep of the Elysee Palace, this perfect sitting room could hardly be more undersold by such an epithet. It is a salon, the epitome of elegance, in an apartment renovated by a well-known interior designer. The third-floor property has four bedrooms and will be sold furnished, so all you have to do is glide in and strike a pose.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181

The right ingredients - perfect kitchen: Bath, Somerset £495,000

Not only does this first floor apartment have a bespoke, handmade kitchen, the bright, airy room has panoramic views over the city of Bath. There’s a sleek, modern bathroom and one bedroom. The clean, contemporary lines of the kitchen contrast companionably with fine Georgian features such as the fireplace and the sash windows.

Call Winkworth’s Bath office 01225 829000

The perfect games room: Hove, East Sussex £2.25m

Who wouldn’t like to have a huge games room? This rambling Edwardian property can easily fit a full-size snooker table in the bright drawing room, with room to spare. Not only that, there’s a heated swimming pool in its own separate building outside. Leisure living at its best.

Call Winkworth’s Brighton & Hove office 01273 772175

Perfect city garden: London SW7 £9.75m

What makes a perfect city garden? Whether it’s large or small, it needs to give an illusion of seclusion, a green retreat. This oasis has an immaculate lawn, surrounded by a neat wall, with a shrubby fringe and climbers to disguise nearby buildings. The sunny conservatory leads out on to an attractive terrace and the low walls provide perches for party guests at summer gatherings.

Call Winkworth’s Knightsbridge office 020 7589 6616

A room with a view: Paris, France £4.2m

Unparalleled panoramas of rooftop Paris and the Eiffel Tower are offered here. This apartment in Boulevard St Germain has three bedrooms and a stunningly modern kitchen. The enchanting windows are typically French and the view of the city’s most famous landmark is best from the balcony. Imagine waking up to that view every day. An inspirational view from an inspirational home.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181

Relax in style - the perfect bedroom: Barnes, London SW13 £3.8m

Everybody needs a glamorous retreat and this master suite certainly ticks all the boxes. It has a luxurious bedroom with dressing area and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in glass shower. The other four bedrooms in this attractive property are also spacious doubles, and there are four designer bathrooms in all.

Call Winkworth’s Barnes office 020 8255 0088
The perfect roof terrace: Covent Garden, London, WC2E £3.5m

Here is a slice of pure escapism in Covent Garden. While the street performers entertain passers-by in the shadow of Inigo Jones’ St Paul’s Church below, you can enjoy the cityscape above. This roof terrace overlooks the London Eye, the BT Tower as well as the many domes and turrets across the capital. The terrace comes to life at night with subtle lighting, an outside kitchen and a barbecue. Everyone wants outside space in the capital, this property is perfect for enjoying the summer sunshine.  

Call Winkworth’s West End office 020 7240 3322

And finally… The ripple effect - the perfect bathroom: 

Knightsbridge, London SW7 £4.25m

A centrally located, historic mews cottage with a modern interior, this property boasts the perfect bathroom. Stylish and bright, it has clean lines and quirky features. Mirrors, recessed lighting and big windows bounce light around the white and glass surfaces, adding an extra splash of luxury to this smart three-bedroom home.

Call Winkworth’s Knightsbridge office 020 7589 6616

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