Thursday 12 June 2014

Sash Windows London: 3 stunning examples

For period fans on the hunt for some of the most picture-perfect examples of sash windows, London is the place to head to. The capital is packed full of examples of well-preserved architectural heritage, with many Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian buildings boasting their original or restored sash windows.

Here are three examples to marvel at the next time you take a visit to the capital.

1.Enjoy a luxurious stay at Cheval Harrington Court

If you’re visiting London to soak up its thriving arts and culture scene, then why not treat yourself to stay at one of the service apartments at Cheval Harrington Court?

Located in the heart of South Kensington this 4-star residence is just a stone’s throw away from attractions including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Parks.

Start the day by taking in the glorious views of from the property’s elegant Victorian sash windows with a complimentary newspaper in hand, and end it by diving into the treat-filled welcome hamper.

2.Snap up a high-end apartment at the European Council for Foreign Relations building

Located right next to Parliament Square the European Council for Foreign Relations building, developers have been given the go-ahead to transform this imposing Westminster building into a 27,190 sq ft luxury residential scheme. Boasting generous ceiling heights, large sash windows and projecting bays across its eight stories this collection of one, two and three bedroom lateral apartments, including duplexes and penthouses, is bound to attract plenty of attention from buyers.

3.Head for a day out at Ranger’s House

Located in Greenwich Park, sash windows aren’t the only appealing feature of this impressive Georgian villa. Visitors can take in a display of almost 700 works of art amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912).This includes early religious paintings and Dutch Old Masters, tiny carved Gothic ivories, fine Renaissance bronzes and silver treasures. It’s proximity to the other delights of Greenwich make it the ideal first stop for a day out.