While many mews properties retain their traditional charm and historical proportions, others are being transformed, undergoing substantial interior renovations to meet buyers’ demands for larger, lighter living spaces. These converted properties - dubbed “super mews” in this recent Telegraph article - are selling for record prices.
Some properties have had basements added while others are fitted with living walls, lifts and retractable ceilings. Glass is cleverly used in walls and floors, allowing light to flood into rooms from above.
Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design, who was responsible for the development of a property on Clabon Mews in Knightsbridge, is happy to reconfigure the interior layout of a mews house provided the exterior remains the same. She says: “The character of the mews is in the façade of the property and the street, so there’s the opportunity to turn the rest of the house into something more suited to the 21st century.”
As specialists in London mews properties, Lurot Brand can help you find anything from a traditional mews house with original features to a light-filled ‘super mews’ with additional basement space. Whether you want to rent or buy, we’ll be happy to arrange a viewing, so call us today.
“They offer a level of affordability similar to apartments when compared to more traditional houses, but they are often freehold, with no service charges,” says Ben Wilson, director of Residence One,