Meet West London’s brunch set

Meet West London’s brunch set

Westbourne Grove has always attracted politicians, artists and media types - Damon Albarn, Ruby Wax and Ed Sheeran are just a few of the high profile names who have made a home here - but it’s fast becoming a haunt of chic fashionistas. According to Lurot Brand’s Marlon Lloyd Malcolm, “it’s easy to spot the more appealing part of Westbourne Grove”. He goes on to explain how to identify the parts in greatest demand. “Just look for the dark sunglasses brigade with their miniature hounds, drinking a vegan coffee while dressed in something elegant that screams European chic.” For more tips on finding Westbourne’s hippest spots...  

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 Women in property: Ready to smash the glass ceiling?

Women in property: Ready to smash the glass ceiling?

The London Magazine analyses the progress made in addressing gender pay gaps within the property world, looks at recent moves to promote equality and indicates that the property lettings industry is much more likely to be dominated by women in future. The significant role women play in property dealings is endorsed by Lyndsey Schiffer, Head of Lettings who states that where couples are concerned, women are strong influencers when it comes to home selection. According to Lyndsey, “an accepted offer means nothing until the other half has seen the house.” Read on to discover the two items most requested by women when choosing a home.  

WHAT DO WOMEN WANT

Shhh!  It’s Gordon Ramsay’s TV home

Shhh! It’s Gordon Ramsay’s TV home

TV companies usually make their programmes inside a specially built studio, where they can escape noise pollution, but when they choose to film in real-life surroundings it’s not always possible to avoid intrusive sounds. That why this six-bedroom home, marketed by Lurot Brand and featured recently in ES Property News, has proved popular with film-makers. The house in Bathurst Mews (one of the London’s prettiest mews streets) is so well insulated that it has been used to record several films and TV series. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s TV series The F Word was filmed there, and it’s rumoured that the the legendary loud-mouth was very taken with the house’s state of the art Zeyko kitchen. The house is now up for sale at £5,696,000. Shhh! Don’t tell Gordon. 

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Cutting edge contemporary meets period charm

Cutting edge contemporary meets period charm

As part of a feature listing “Charming mews houses for sale around the UK”, Lurot Brand was asked by the property website loveproperty.com to recommend a London mews house that would appeal to discerning buyers. We selected a property that typified many of the capital’s mews houses, combining a charming, Dickensian period exterior with a stunning contemporary interior design. This delightful 3-bed South Kensington property, on the market for £5m, is ideally located within walking distance of a number of well-known London landmarks and attractions, including Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill. To view this and other featured properties, follow the link below.

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Nine tempting roof terraces

Nine tempting roof terraces

When Country and Town House set out to find the nine best examples of a roof terrace in the UK, they naturally asked Lurot Brand to contribute. Most mews houses have little or no ground level garden space, so many owners have created amazing outdoor rooms on the roofs of their properties, with views over the London skyline. The terrace that appears here in Country and Town House belongs to an exclusive £4.95m property in South Kensington, where the owners have installed a barbecue, jacuzzi and fire pit, together with a projector screen and some luxurious padded seating. Click to explore more stunning examples of roof terrace design including a hideaway perched on top of a Surrey mansion.

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