Buying UK property is nothing new to Asia-based investors—yet these London homes on the market, all in prime locations, might pique your interest thanks to distinctive design details and fascinating pasts. Whether you're ready to buy now, or simply want to browse through beautiful images and illustrations of some truly unique homes, take a look at our selections below.
1. Edith Piaf’s Former Boat
The Flamant Rose (French for “pink flamingo”) has a quirky past. Once moored on the Seine in Paris, the yacht was a base for the late French superstar Edith Piaf—famed for her signature 1947 hit La Vie En Rose—while she was on tour.
Piaf was also said to have cruised around Europe on the Flamant Rose with Marcel Cerdan, the celebrated French-Algerian boxer with whom she had a highly publicised affair in the 1940s.
Today, the yacht is based in St. Katharine Docks Marina, right by the landmarks of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. She has held a private mooring at the docks for 25 years.
Since the Piaf days, the 1,012 sq ft, one-bedroom, two-bathroom yacht has been renovated. She has an open concept design, with plenty of space ideal for entertaining. The country-style furnishings are a nod to its past, seen across the saloon and cosy bedroom.
Listing price: £1,495,000 (approximately HK$16 million)
Available for sale at United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty
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