While the Covid-19 has had certain undesirable aftermath, potential homeowners have taken this opportunity and time to reprioritise what is important in their lives, instead of simply assessing the impact purely on a financial basis. Despite the difficult experience for so many, there remains a cohort who have been actively looking to move. Many have sold their businesses or parts of their businesses and have steady plans to move the cash into property, rather than a low interest generating bank account.
With the UK property market on the rise since last July, accelerated by the government temporarily cutting stamp duty, a lot of high-end deals are being stuck before the houses even make it to the open market. These high-end houses range from traditional Georgian villas to country farmhouses, bustling city-side apartments to many other property types.
Lovers of the board game monopoly will be familiar with such places as Mayfair and the streets of Oxford street and Regent street. While it may just be a board game, it has provided us with insights on the much sought-after areas. The reality isn’t much different. UK’s most expensive private home belongs to entrepreneur John Caudwell and is located in Mayfair. You will find other prestigious properties around Hampstead Heath, Surrey, Regent Street, to name a few.
What have these houses worth millions got in common?
These super-homes have hi-tech security and staff ‘round the clock to help, which also protects them from break-in. However, such measures do not make these homes completely secure. In fact, Caudwell was once attacked at his house as it got burgled. It’s on such occasions that robust, high-quality doors and interiors come in the picture.
Living areas intertwine with reception areas, huge fireplaces, plush home theatres and dining halls. Furniture is resplendent, with modern-looking superhomes knitted out with the latest trends in vogue, while countryside havens opting for a rugged simplistic look. Many are gifted with the luxury of a lot of space where you can master a green thumb. Extravagant bedrooms along with bathrooms well-equipped with saunas or jacuzzis are a given. Some of these even come with gyms and pools.
If you can splurge more, you might land up a private golf course, akin to one in Bury, Manchester.
The Irish property market is also experiencing a similar rise in investments. While there may not be as many million euro houses when compared to the UK, Ireland has got its own posh jewels in the capital city of Dublin. But if the city-life is too much, there are hidden retreats in counties like Cork, Wicklow or Tipperary.
While not every superhouse is kitted out with state-of-the-art technology, those who prefer rustic living also have their own features catered to their palettes. To these owners, these properties may just be another place they have lived in or somewhere they use for work, or for other purposes.
No matter what though, get the basics covered- Having strong, secure front and rear doors inside such well-gated structures will not only add value to the property but also security and a stylish finish.
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