We may be approaching the final days of London Cocktail Week, but there is no reason why happy hour needs to end here. Instead, the celebration has provoked us to upgrade our home bars – from the finest examples currently on the market.
From the center of the mixology festival in London to the shores of Sydney – these five listings are reshaping our home bar ideas – just in time for party season.
4 bedroom home in Clerkenwell, London
The only thing more atmospheric than a private speakeasy is a private speakeasy in a historic Grade II listed townhouse. The secret ‘gin bar’ celebrates the most sought-after interior design trends of the moment – from its gold accents to the mirrored paneling that accentuates the size of the space.
The bar also overlooks Northampton Square, so you can raise a glass to one of London’s many creative neighborhoods while remaining in charge of the playlist. This home is currently listed for £3.4m (approximately $4.7m) here (opens in new tab).
6 bedroom penthouse in Barangaroo, Sydney
This two-storied penthouse exhibits 800 square meters of chic Australian design – and the bar is no exception. The apartment is complete with a marble-toned wet bar – and a Sub-Zero wine fridge for when London Wine Week occurs in January, naturally.
And, further to this private hangout, all dwellers in the Crown Residences building have access to the bar menus from the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, which includes CIRQ Bar & Lounge, TWR, Teahouse, and Bar at Nobu. The apartment is on the market for AUS $100m (approximately £54.6m/ $75.3m) here (opens in new tab).
6 bedroom house in Bedford Gardens, London
This James Bond-inspired home is already a Livingetc favorite – and the bar is amongst its best assets. This unique low-built property, situated between Kensington and Notting Hill, is a maze of movie-esque elements that wouldn’t look misplaced in the Hollywood Hills, and the Martini bar is the crowning jewel.
Key design features include the escapist-style rug and the surrounding exhibition of artworks and sculptures that accentuate the bar and ensure it is an unrivaled party place. This modern home is available for £24.5m ($33.7m) here (opens in new tab).
11 bedroom island in Exumas, The Bahamas
Cocktails are best enjoyed on a beach, but what about a private beach? This exclusive island in The Bahamas offers the chance to mix a drink in a crimson-colored bar before enjoying it in a wholly secret setting.
The home bar sits amid a property whose current owners have molded into a celebration of its natural surroundings – with raw beauty at its foundation. The island is yours for £63.1m ($85m) here (opens in new tab).
2-3 bedroom apartment in Tech City, London
Aptly located in East London’s Tech City, this penthouse apartment boasts a private kitchen bar and access to a vast decked terrace that has reset the standard for urban gardening ideas.
The space includes a second outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and underfloor speakers, so you can keep dancing long after Cocktail Week concludes. More information about this £4m ($5.5m) penthouse is available here (opens in new tab).
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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