Live near the US Embassy at Nine Elms:New York-inspired mews houses come with a sky pool and a £20k budget for artwork

Offering floor-to-ceiling windows and roof terrace, these contemporary-looking mews houses wrap around the US embassy. 

New mews houses are a welcome arrival at Nine Elms, Battersea, where a glut of high-rise flats are struggling to find buyers. 

To entice mews house purchasers, developer Ballymore is offering £20,000 towards artwork for the new home, in a link up with Frieze London, the annual art fair held at Regent’s Park in October. Buyers will get tickets to a VIP event and first access to 160 galleries showcasing work.

Back to the mews houses: these are part of Embassy Gardens, a 2,000- home development wrapping around the new US embassy and inspired by the robust red-brick architecture of Manhattan’s “meatpacking district”. 

The 1,000 sq ft houses are contemporary-looking, rather than quaint. They ditch the traditional back garden or yard and have a spacious (400 sq ft) roof terrace instead. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows help bring light in, and the interiors have luxuriant oak, marble and black granite surfaces.

The development also benefits from lush communal gardens and there will be a spectacular communal sky pool, spa and summer bar. Prices from £1,295,000. Call 020 7062 8940.

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