New-builds for London Commuters - Evening Standard

New-builds for London commuters: the developments awarded for bringing style and good design to homes near the capital.

A converted Nash mansion and a contemporary take on the barn conversion are among new-builds in the commuter belt that won at the New Homes Awards. The Mansion, Sundridge Park: Best Conversion By City & Country

This “imperial country-style home in suburban London” is one of 22 residences carved from a magnificent Grade One listed mansion designed by renowned Georgian architect John Nash. Boasting 13 original ceiling paintings, grand arched windows, ornate decorative plasterwork, wall panelling and Adam marble fireplaces, the meticulous restoration has yielded genuinely unique apartments, including one in the formal ballroom with a highly unusual circular drawing room opening on to a splendid terrace.

What makes the property even more special is the splendid location overlooking Sundridge Park Golf Course, near Bromley. The mansion is reached via the lodge entrance and a half-mile drive alongside fairways, making for a fantastic sense of arrival. The grounds were laid out in the 19th century by landscape designer Humphry Repton. Edward VII attended shooting parties at the estate before a private golf course was cut out of the valley. The domed mansion later became a hotel and conference centre.