Behind its Victorian facade, this architect-designed house just off Commercial Road in Whitechapel has had a luxurious makeover. The double reception room leads to an extended side return housing a 27ft kitchen/dining room with bespoke units, high-spec appliances and doors to the decked garden. There are three bedrooms, a sleek bathroom and roof terrace upstairs, plus a glamorous master suite on the floor above.
Out of town buy of the week: Pevensey, East Sussex - £950,000
Malibu meets East Sussex at this cool coastal home in Normans Bay, Pevensey. Luxury comes from its prime spot on the beach, with each main living space designed as a viewing platform to the sea. There are two bedrooms at ground level, a plush bathroom, a high-spec kitchen, dining room, family room and a sun room enclosed by glass doors opening to a huge, decked terrace. A further guest bedroom and bathroom are upstairs, along with an impressive master suite where you can soak up the views from the central raised bathtub and balcony. Two large boat stores and an integral garage seal the deal.
Life-changer of the week: South Petherton, Somerset - £1 million
Leave the city behind and head for Somerset and dreamy Willow Brook in the village of South Petherton. A glorious indoor pool complex with relaxation zones, a gym area, changing rooms and a conservatory would make a lovely spa retreat for paying guests. In the five-bedroom home the flagstone floors, exposed beams, Hamstone fireplaces, mullion windows and bags of living space are bound to impress, as are the two acres of grounds, with a pond, a paddock and a meandering stream.