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.

UP ON THE ROOF

Want to hang out with your neighbours?  Live in a mews

Want to hang out with your neighbours? Live in a mews

This year with the Royal Wedding, The Big Lunch and The Great Get Together Weekend, London has been hosting more street parties than ever. Our founder, Antoine Lurot, even suggested that a mews property might achieve a higher sale price if it is located in a street with a reputation for neighbourliness. “Some mews have been holding street parties for decades and a house in a pretty one like Bathurst Mews in Paddington, that is obviously loved by the owners, stands out a mile and will garner more interest, a faster sale and normally a higher price than if it wasn’t,” he says. Read on to discover how one expat oil executive found true community spirit when he moved to a mews.

As quoted in The Telegraph by Antoine Lurot

PARTY ON IN A MEWS

Where’s Notting Hill’s best architecture? The answer may surprise you

Where’s Notting Hill’s best architecture? The answer may surprise you

When Lurot Brand’s Head of Sales, Marlon Lloyd Malcolm, was recently asked to identify an up and coming London property hotspot, he waxed lyrical about the benefits of living in Westbourne Grove. According to Marlon, it’s not just the fine dining restaurants, boutique fashion shops and trendy cafes that make this area a great place to live. One of the reasons why Westbourne Grove is growing in popularity is the quality of its architecture. Marlon says that the area offers “the nicest and most interesting architecture to be found in Notting Hill.” If you’re thinking of buying or renting in Westbourne Grove, find out everything you need to know by following the link.

As quoted by Marlon Lloyd Malcolm in DBPR

WHY WESTBOURNE IS BEST

 Love mews property?  Why not buy a whole street?

Love mews property? Why not buy a whole street?

An entire mews street in Islington is about to go under the hammer with a tempting £4m guide price. The street – Rheidol Mews – has been owned by the same family for 78 years and is currently comprised of 20 properties, mainly used as offices and light industrial units. When asked for his views on the sale, our Head of Sales Marlon Lloyd Malcolm told the Daily Mail that the street “has the ability to become a really sought-after mews,” adding “the area around Rheidol Mews is coming up in a big way.” Read on to discover which outspoken politician lives just around the corner.

As quoted by Maron Lloyd Malcolm in The Daily Mail

CHECK OUT THE NEIGHBOURS

Has your asking price killed the chance of a sale?

Has your asking price killed the chance of a sale?

In a sluggish property market, attention invariably turns to the price set when a property is first offered for sale. Contributing to an online article by DBPR, our General Manager James Robinson suggests that sellers should look at Land Registry sold prices when setting their asking price, rather than comparing the prices of similar properties in the neighbouring area. He says “10% above the street’s record selling price becomes, in reality, a decision not to sell.” Find out why setting an ambitious asking price can leave your property out in the cold.

As quoted by James Robinson in DBPR

IS 10% TOO MUCH