French Elegance

For our young Parisian client, South Kensington was a natural home from home. Recently outbid on a property in the area, she approached RFR anxious to avoid this happening again. She was set on a well-proportioned first floor flat, preferably overlooking communal gardens. We scoured the local market, pressing our contacts to unearth any pre-market opportunities.

Our efforts uncovered a diamond in the rough – a rationally configured first floor flat with high ceilings, period features and full length windows overlooking beautiful communal gardens. Its mid-modernised state limited its kerb appeal, but we knew that canny developers would quickly see its potential.

To avoid a competitive bidding situation, our client was happy to offer the full asking price. We negotiated a short exclusivity period, working efficiently alongside the surveyor and top-tier lawyers to exchange just days later.