90,100 resi and commercial land and property sales were lodged for registration across England and Wales in August, up from 86,900 in July.
A total of 552 resi sales went through at £1m or more last month, according to the Land Registry, 297 of which were in London.
That was slightly down on the previous month’s figures (581 £1m+ sales across England & Wales; 339 in London), but while July’s data saw a distinct absence of £10m+ resi transactions, a couple of crackers tipped the scales in August.
The biggest by far was recorded on Eaton Square in Belgravia. The glorious fixer-upper at No.112 – one of the square’s last remaining unconverted mansions – went under offer back in June after some sterling work by Knight Frank and ended up fetching a whopping £25.5m. You can read all about it here.
Another notable sale went through in Oxford. A wonderful pile on swanky Charlbury Road was tucked away at a massive £9.75m, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be sold in the area. Records from a few years ago show the sprawling three-storey mansion belonging to St Antony’s College, while a planning report from 2011 describes it as “undoubtedly in need of refurbishment”. A recent redesign and enlargement by Riach Architects has clearly delivered something of rare quality…
Back in London, a grand period townhouse on South Ken’s Thurloe Square (pictured below) sold for £10.2m, and other significant sales were recorded on Hampstead’s Redington Road (£9.25m), Kensington’s Cornwall Gardens (£7.7m), in Knightsbridge’s Rutland Court (£7.2m) and on Notting Hill’s Linden Gardens (£7.15m).