We were delighted to be invited to contribute to an article in Country Life magazine, published this month. Lurot Brand's own James Robinson was quoted, describing our “mewsophile” clients who love mews houses so much that they actually collect them.
The article looked at the history of mews properties, from their origin in the 17th and 18th centuries to their decline at the end of the First World War, when a servant shortage combined with the rise of the motor car reduced the need for grand houses to keep a mews. It then charted the course of the current revival, from the Swinging Sixties (when celebrity racing drivers used these former stables to shelter their precious cars) to the present day.
Country Life’s intrepid journalist also explored the definition of a mews property, making it clear that not all the 344 London streets where there are mews houses have “mews” in the name. This may be confusing, but mews properties have always been good at avoiding public attention - a quality celebrated by the mews-dweller quoted in Country Life’s article: “It’s incredibly welcoming, safe and quiet. There’s no traffic and we’re very hidden away.”
Call us at Lurot Brand if you’d like to view some glorious mews properties, available to rent or buy, today.
Lurot’s mews directory comprises 344 London streets— not all of which have mews in the name. Adam’s Row in Mayfair, between Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square, is a street of large gabled coach houses; Campden House Close, a cul-de-sac with a spacious courtyard, off Hornton Street in Kensington, is tucked between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. Others are in quieter village areas, such as Fairfax Place in South Hampstead or Eton Garages in Belsize Park.