London House

About

London House caters to all sectors of prime real estate in the capital

Taking a colourful, evocative, and empathetic view to the property industry, London House caters to all sectors of prime real estate in the capital. Our knowledge and passion for the city, its villages, its nuances, and its hidden gems is unsurpassed. We’re focused on finding the home that will perfectly match your unique London lifestyle.

With over 30 years’ experience, our approach has always been personal, discreet, and bespoke. Our expertise embraces Marylebone, Belgravia, Mayfair, and Holland Park, as well as the wider London area. Prime properties we’ve recently matched include Chepstow Villas, a £23.5 million townhouse with a stunning pool, on a tree lined street in Notting Hill, and Hanover Terrace, a magnificent £17.95 million grade I listed mansion in Regents Park, fully refurbished.

While London House gives buyers access to London’s most premium properties, it is also committed to helping all clients find a suitable buyer for their real estate, and typically handles properties valued between £1 million to upwards of £100m.

The Thames below Westminster, London, 1871, Claude Monet

“I've been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it everyday."

Walter Besant

The Team

Meet Richard, our Co-founder and Director. Richard is North West London born and bred - a family man, a movie buff and the son of an interior designer. His extensive knowledge, expertise and charismatic personality are what truly sets him apart. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having amassed millions of pounds in property sales and established two successful offices for one of London’s leading agencies. The second opening was recognised as the most successful launch in the company’s history. Richard’s appreciation for London continues to grow and he dreams of building on the success of London House, strengthening its identity as a dependable and straightforward brand.

Fun fact – Richard is an award-winning screenwriter who met Alex at drama school over 20 years ago. He continues to write screenplays in his spare time, winning multiple awards for his 2021 work, Bardo.

Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas

Director

Meet Alex, London House’s joint Co-founder and Director. He is a huge foodie and a family man, with a passion for people, property and matchmaking. Alex began his real estate career over a decade ago, determined to shake up its status quo. By the age of 40, he had created, built and successfully sold a highly-regarded estate agency brand, handling some of London’s most luxurious property listings along the way.

Fun fact – Alex was an actor for over 10 years, performing in places such as The Royal Albert Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York. He has lived in all parts of London, including North, South, East and West, and knows every restaurant in every area!

Alex Bourne

Alex Bourne

Director

Meet Ella, London House’s Lettings and Sales Advisor. Ella is a property demon, having moved to London to study Real Estate at the University of Westminster and subsequently taking a job in another Central London agency. Ella also has a side hustle at London House, acting as our Media Content Creator- she’s a real whiz at populating our social media channels with sparkling content. These qualities, combined with her strong creative vision and her proactive nature, makes her a true asset to the London House team. Ella’s favourite things about London include eating out and shopping. As an art lover, she also adores visiting galleries in her spare time, as well as seeing friends and going to Barry’s Bootcamp.

Fun fact - Our Co-Founder Alex met Ella on a viewing via another agency and he was so impressed with her professionalism, he headhunted her to join London House!

Ella Gondzic

Ella Gondzic

Advisor

Meet Lara, our Lettings Advisor. She cut her residential lettings teeth working for the prestigious Howard de Walden Estate and at a prominent Prime Central London agency, before joining London House in September 2021. Lara’s three ski seasons spent in Val d’Isère have also helped prepare her for the demands of a discerning London clientele. Lettings requires patience, perfection and a personable character, and Lara has these in spades. Whether she’s accompanying viewings, matching tenants with properties, nurturing relationships with landlords or liaising with other agents, we know everyone is in a safe pair of hands.

Fun fact – Lara is a lifelong foodie and has previously worked as a private chef. She loves rustling up a Sunday roast and dining out at London’s myriad of diverse eateries, independent restaurants and food markets.

Lara Waterfield

Lara Waterfield

Lettings Advisor

Meet Katy, London House’s chief whip cracker. Katy is the backbone of the business, having joined as office manager before progressing to become one of the capital’s most successful Lettings Negotiators. Katy was responsible for a number of Prime Central London’s record rental deals, with her confident, straightforward demeanour winning the hearts of many of our clients. Now a Mum, Katy has returned from maternity leave to work as Alex and Richard’s Executive Assistant, putting her fierce work ethic and ‘boss’ skills to best use. Despite being drawn to the Cotswolds, Katy still loves browsing London’s boutiques and booking tables at the capital’s hottest restaurants.

Fun fact – Katy is usually first up to sing karaoke at the office Christmas party, belting out a convincing Lady Gaga impersonation to entertain the London House team.

Katy Bower

Katy Bower

Executive Assistant

Meet Silvina, our very own Linguist, fluent in several languages including Spanish and Portuguese. Following successful careers as both a Lawyer and Banker in the City of London, Silvina decided to combine her skills to become one of London’s most respected Buying Agents successfully acquiring a number of London’s most exclusive homes for her clients. Born in Argentina, Silvina has an extensive international background having lived in the US, Luxembourg, Madrid and New York and has called London her home for over 23 years. Silvina became an expert in London’s top schools when researching a place for her daughter Lara, who is currently excelling at St Paul's.

Fun Fact: In addition to being a massive foodie, Silvina is passionate about health and biohacking and is currently studying a Diploma in Health, Nutrition and Wellness. Silvina also has two Brussel Griffon dogs called Obi-Wan and Han Solo, the very same breed that inspired George Lucas to create Chewbacca and the Ewoks.

Silvina Paz

Silvina Paz

Advisor

Meet Isabella, Office Manager at London House and the lady who keeps everyone in check!
After graduating from drama school, she juggled auditions with a job in childcare before joining
our team in March 2022. Isabella is very much a people person with an amazing ability to build
connections with clients, instinctively knowing how to match them with their perfect London
neighbourhoods. Isabella’s favourite thing about London is the size of the city and yet she can
get everything she wants without having to leave her locale. As a passionate foodie hailing from
Balham, Isabella enjoys discovering recipes, visiting food markets at the weekend, reading
books and attending spin classes.

Fun fact - Isabella still loves to act, dance and sing. In fact, she’s always humming a tune in our
Marylebone office!

Isabella Jackson

Isabella Jackson

Office Manager

Recent Press

By the Numbers: Prime London’s property market in 2023 so far.

By the Numbers: Prime London’s property market in 2023 so far.

PrimeResiMay 2023
Neighbourhood Values: Exploring Prime London’s affluent enclaves in numbers

Neighbourhood Values: Exploring Prime London’s affluent enclaves in numbers

PrimeResiMay 2023