Living in a listed building: your own slice of London’s heritage
The period residential buildings in London create a beautiful backdrop for life, and are a major attraction among home movers looking to live in a slice of British history
Many of the Central London mews and character properties we sell here at Lurot Brand come complete with a listed status – a mark that distinguishes the homes as especially important in terms of architectural style and historical interest. One of our favourites is Holland Park Mews. It has the distinction of being the only mews in London where the entire street is listed. Not surprisingly the mews homes lining this street are highly desirable addresses to have.Living in a listed building is akin to owning your own working museum, with heritage in the very fabric of the building, quirky features and a unique sense of provenance.The listing also makes sure the property is preserved for future generations to enjoy, with guidance and covenants in place to ensure important details and facets are not removed, altered or damaged in any way.As Central London estate agents specialising in the sale of historic mews properties and other period architectural gems, we would be delighted to find you a property for sale or to rent with period features or even listed status.
Listed buildings come under special rules and are protected against demolition and development that changes their character.