Fabulous houses near football grounds
What's on the market within half an hour of major stadiums?
Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. His latest book is Bookshelf, published by Thames & Hudson.
Friday 27 June 2014
As the World Cup continues to draw millions of viewers from around the globe, properties within half an hour of major stadiums offer luxurious - and convenient - homes for football fans.
According to research from Halifax, average property prices near the 20 Premier League football clubs have increased more than 130 per cent over the last ten years.
Similar figures from Zoopla suggest that Chelsea tops the property premier league of the highest average property values around each Premier League stadium, followed by Fulham, Arsenal, QPR and Reading.
"Living close to a high-profile sports venue is not just a sports lover’s dream," said Head of Research at Strutt & Parker, Stephanie McMahon."Typically the areas around stadiums have gone through a process of regeneration and have a wealth of facilities close by which can mean that neighbouring properties carry quite a significant premium."
1. EMIRATES STADIUM, LONDON
PRICE: Start at £2.35million
DISTANCE: 1 mile
Mulberry Mews is developed by Taylor Wimpey Central London. A five bedroom townhouse spread over four floors with garden and communal courtyard neighbouring Highbury Fields in Islington. A floating staircase adds a stylish focal point to the open plan space. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
2. STAMFORD BRIDGE, CHELSEA
A unique boutique development of six individually designed and beautifully finished apartments with air conditioning, iPad controlled AV systems and Homeworks Lutron lighting and 5m ceiling heights. On with Strutt & Parker (in affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate).
3. STADIO OLIMPICO, ROME
This apartment is located in Piazza Navona, one of the most famous and suggestive square of Rome. It comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
4. CAMP NOU, BARCELONA
DISTANCE: Approx 5.6km
This unique building is for sale with plans in place to turn it into a 4* hotel for the capacity of 96 rooms. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
5. OLYMPISTADION, MUNICH
PRICE: 18.500.000 EUROS
DISTANCE: Approx. 19km
Inspired by traditional Sardinian round houses, this designer villa spans almost 9,000 sq ft in more than three quarters of an acre. Its 22 rooms embrace the organic forms of the natural world, while the green roofing and gentle curves of the exterior harmonise with the surrounding landscape. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
6. FIRST NATIONAL BANK STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG
DISTANCE: Approx 19km
A sensational home situated on the pinnacle of Linksfiled Ridge, Gauteng. Enjoy the tranquility of this heavenly haven while still being near modern conveniences. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
7. AMSTERDAM ARENA, AMSTERDAM
DISTANCE: Approx 9.8km (18 min drive)
This is a superb canal apartment with garden room / conservatory. Comprises 3 bedrooms. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
8. ROSE BOWL, CALIFORNIA
PRICE: £910,278 ($1,548,000)
DISTANCE: 4.3 miles
This multi-level home takes in commanding views of the San Gabriel and San Jacinto Mountains and the unique floor plan presents an intriguing interplay between open-space architecture and the intimacy of the private rooms. Comprises 4 bedrooms. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
9. ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY
The Elaine estate is one of the most significant offerings ever to come to market in Australia. Situated about three miles from the city centre on 1.7 acres with approximately 143-foot frontage on Seven Shillings Beach. On with Christie’s International Real Estate.
10. FULHAM STADIUM, FULHAM, LONDON
DISTANCE: 0.6 miles
A charming two bedroom with garden. The house benefits from good entertaining space as well as the potential to extend, subject to the usual permissions. On with Strutt & Parker (in affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate)
This school conversion, near Stockwell Tube, oozes New York loft style. The one-bedroom flat features double height ceilings and exposed brick work
This six-bedroom Georgian home is on three floors with open fireplaces, a two-oven Aga, an annexe, and cottage gardens with outbuildings and a car barn
High Crest House covers an impressive 9384sq ft, with almost three acres of grounds including a tennis court and summer house enclosed by electric gates
A six-bedroom farmhouse with separate accommodation in converted stables. Situated in the village of Church Aston, within walking distance to the market town
A two-bedroom flat with under-heated walnut floors and bespoke built-in storage. The Tube and Clapham Common are a short stroll away
A refurbished seven-bedroom townhouse with staff quarters, cinema room, superb gym, steam room and plunge pool
A minimnalist four-bedroom home designed to the highest spec, featuring glass walls and a kitchen space lit by a glass roof
Hibernate during winter and make your living during the summer at this busy guesthouse with panoramic sea views, in the village of Lynton
A four-bedroom penthouse next to the Tate with direct views of St Paul's from two floors of luxurious living space
A four-bedroom detached home surrounded by spacious gardens and woodland, close to New Pudsey
An 18th-century, three-bedroom home near Langstone Harbour built from ships beams with vaulted ceilings and wood burning stoves
A five-bedroom semi-detached home with a mix of period and modern features in a popular and convenient location
This five-bedroom red-brick beauty overlooks the village green and sits in just under two acres of land
A three-bedroom villa with self-contained flat, minutes from Lake Windermere
A deceptively spacious, beautifully presented Georgian home with 3000sq ft of living space and five reception rooms
A five-bedroom Victorian home with four receptions, superb gardens and paddock in Pembury
An eight-bedroom house on the south side of the The Green with cinema, wine cellars and summer house
This 17th century beauty is full of rustic cosiness, while the detached home office means you can also run a business
Four exclusive apartments in a Grade II-listed former medical school with 2,275 sq ft of living space and 18ft ceilings
A five-bedroom terraced house on the popular Peterborough Estate, ideally located for both Eel Brook Common and South Park
A state-of-the-art farm-building conversion on the former Cliveden Estate, with 11,420sq ft of internal space, cinema and wine cellar
A three-bedroom, 15th-century cottage with original features in the picturesque village of Sissinghurst
A six-bedroom terraced house with large south-facing roof terrace, cinema room and wine cellar
A new seven-bedroom home built in Queen Anne-style with swimming pool and parkland views in Mortimer
A listed, four-bedroom farmhouse in the rural hamlet of Rushall with detached barn, four acres of gardens and paddocks
A first-floor flat with two bedrooms, a spacious reception room and communal grounds in a leafy part of London
A three-bedroom flat with a spacious rootop terrace and balcony, accessed from a private gated courtyard
A Grade II-listed pile with six bedrooms, stables and 39 acres of grounds in Standlake
A two-bedroom flat with boutique hotel-style interiors, close to the foodie haunt of West End Lane
A two-bedroom flat in a beautiful old vicarage, with many original features, close to the city centre
A three-bedroom 16th-century home with an aga kitchen, private gardens and heated outdoor pool, in Hadleigh
A three-bedrom home in sought-after Queen's Gate Mews, with Italian marble-finished bathrooms
Surrounded by glorious countryside in the village of Udimore, sits this impressive four-kiln oast and barn conversion
A five-bedroom house in the picturesque village of Kettlewell, north Yorkshire
An 18th-century former coaching inn with original staircase, open fireplaces and beams throughout
A Grade II-listed Georgian town house with three bedrooms and a south-facing courtyard, near Arundel Castle
Feel on top of the world at this über chic penthouse on the 37th floor of one of Europe’s tallest blocks.
A Grade II-listed Victorian villa with six bedrooms and two further cottages, all with spectacular sea views
A grade II-listed, Georgian cottage with mature 50ft garden, perfect for summer entertaining
A magnificent Georgian pile with turrets, seven bedrooms, a heated pool and four acres of gardens
Fairoak Farm has five bedroom suites, gym, outdoor swimming pool and golf course
Chic two-bedroom river-fronted flat with a private lift that delivers you directly to your home
A spectacular seven-bedroom Tudor pile, once owned by Henry VIII, with 18 acres of land
A seven-bedroom Georgian property previously used as a picturesque wedding venue
A split-level flat in a church conversion with two en suite bedrooms and 1,200sq ft of living space
A three-bedroom bungalow situated behind an impressive stone wall, £645,000
Windsor Castle overlooks this three-bedroom Victorian cottage located on one of Windsor's smartest roads
Chapel House is a former vicarage with nine bedrooms in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley
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A one-bedroom, luxury apartment with private gym and concierge service in Moorgate
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