The trend idea is about the transformation of mews houses, traditionally these are exclusive to the UK and primarily found in London, although places like Bath also followed the Capital’s lead back in the 19th Century and mews houses can be found tucked away in some of Bath’s prettiest streets.
Today, the mews is a far cry from being secondary accommodation essentially for the stabling of horses and the groom. Mews houses have become a desirable commodity, being the subject of extensive expensive development to create basements, build upwards into loft spaces and include roof terraces, many retain their garages and parking, which in London gives them premium status.
People can be put off of the idea of living in a mews, thinking they are poky, cramped spaces, but in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. Mews houses are homely, light filled spaces with generous floor plate and quirky features, lending themselves to open plan entertaining.
Mews houses tend to be found in prime locations across central London, so if one is lucky enough to find an untouched mews, ripe for refurbishment, there is profit to be made because the location is so desirable, it might be a short stroll from Harrods or in fashionable Holland Park. So attractive is the label ‘mews’ that new builds pop up around the city, trying to offer a winning formula in a new package, appealing to those wanting parking and a freehold house rather than a leasehold apartment in a central location.
Lurot Brand was set up in the 1970’s, spotting the mews revival back then and specialises in selling and renting mews across prime central London