The Most Impressive Properties To Hit The Market In 2023

By Martha Davies

7 months ago

What’s been going on in the world of luxury property this year

Whether you were looking for a city mansion or a grand country home, there was plenty of excitement in the property world this year. If you’re feeling reflective as 2023 comes to a close, check out our roundup of the most impressive (and expensive) properties to hit the market in the past 12 months.

From Celebrity Homes To Country Estates: The Best Properties On The Market In 2023

London Mega-Mansions

Tregunter Road, The Boltons, Chelsea – £32.5 Million

Photo Credit: Beauchamp Estates

Offering more than 10,000 square feet of space over seven floors, this ultra-luxurious home encompasses a total of eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a below-ground leisure suite with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and treatment room as well as a cinema room and wine store. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a separate, four-storey house at the end of the immaculately-landscaped garden.

Eaton Square, Belgravia – £39.5 Million

Photo Credit: Alex Winship Photography

This palatial property is in fact the former residence of the Greek Royal Family. Within the Grade II listed mansion you’ll find six bedrooms and eight bathrooms plus a gym, wine cellar and a spectacular formal dining room, with a passenger lift providing access to every floor. Eaton Square itself is made up of six communal garden squares and a tennis court.

Homes With History

St Leonard’s Grange, Beaulieu, Hampshire – £8 Million

Country home with lavender-bordered driveway and chape ruins beside it.

This gorgeous home contains five reception rooms, five bathrooms and five bedrooms, with a two-bedroom flat and a coach house in the garden, plus a swimming pool and tennis court. The most impressive feature, however, is the Grade I listed chapel ruin in the garden. Now that’s something you won’t find anywhere else.

Denham Place, Denham, Buckinghamshire

Huge red brick mansion with a gravel path, lawns and stone fountains in front.,

Image credit: Mel Yates Photography

Spanning nearly 29,000 square feet of space and boasting 12 bedrooms, 12 reception rooms and 14 bathrooms, this jaw-dropping mansion is most notable for appearing in the James Bond films. The series’ co-producer, Harry Saltzman, leased the estate from 1960, and he often reviewed Bond scripts there, as well as entertaining celebrity guests including Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Gregory Peck. | 

Celebrity homes

Washington, United States – $26.5 Million

Exterior of Jackie Kennedy's former home, with red brick, white windows and wooden shutters

Image credit: Sean Shanahan

Though it’s no longer on the market, one of this year’s buzziest listings was Jackie Kennedy’s former home in Georgetown, Washington, which was sold by Sotheby’s International Realty. The imposing residence contains a whopping 13 bedrooms including an enormous principal suite with a private balcony. 

San Lorenzo Road, California – $3.995 Million

aerial view of Palm Desert home with tennis court and pool

A recent addition to the market is this mid-century mountain-retreat previously owned by Frank Sinatra. It features a tennis court and swimming pool alongside a three-bedroom guest house and a one-bedroom pool house. If it’s good enough for Old Blue Eyes, it’s good enough for us.

Country Homes

Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex – OIEO £4.1 Million

Built in the first half of the seventeenth century, this Grade I listed home has been restored to the highest of standards. Check out the breathtakingly grand Hall Room, the oak-panelled dining room and the aptly named Great Room, which provides a truly superior space for entertaining. There are five bedroom suites as well as a separate guest cottage and heated swimming pool. |

Poston Court Estate, Vowchurch, Hereford – £9.55 Million

Classical Georgian country manor with central pillars and a domed circular dining room on the left side.

This estate occupies the site of a medieval deer park in the Herefordshire hills and features a Georgian building designed in 1765 by Sir William Chambers – known for his architectural work on Somerset House and Kew Gardens. The grounds were laid by Sir Thomas Robinson, master gardener to King George III, and they encompass a detached four-bedroom cottage plus an additional three-bedroom lodge (though there is also a tennis court, large home office, and an orangery and pavilion housing a stone-clad swimming pool and summer dining room). Highlights of the main house include a circular dining room, a handmade Martin Moore kitchen and a media room.|

Across The Pond

Bel Air, California – $185 Million

Aerial view of Bel Air mansion on a hillside at dusk

Image credit: Mike Kelley

With its staggering price tag, it’s no surprise that this magnificent mansion has it all – from a theatre and a temperature-controlled wine room to a fitness centre, wellness suite and a custom-designed tennis court. (And a swimming pool, of course – this is Los Angeles, after all).