Don’t lose the lights and loo rolls

Don’t lose the lights and loo rolls

As the General Manager of a specialist mews agency, James Robinson has seen many creative ideas for small outdoor spaces. Few mews properties have gardens, so James suggests using your roof area as a garden, but warns: “Just because the neighbours have a roof garden, do not assume you can simply create one … ” Neighbours may object, so if you need permission to use your roof space, James advises that a statement from your vendor, together with old photos to show prior use, could be all you need to get planning permission. Read on to discover more creative tips for small gardens.

As quoted in DBPR by James Robinson

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How family snaps could help you build a roof garden

How family snaps could help you build a roof garden

As the General Manager of a specialist mews agency, James Robinson has seen many creative ideas for small outdoor spaces. Few mews properties have gardens, so James suggests using your roof area as a garden, but warns: “Just because the neighbours have a roof garden, do not assume you can simply create one … ” Neighbours may object, so if you need permission to use your roof space, James advises that a statement from your vendor, together with old photos to show prior use, could be all you need to get planning permission. Read on to discover more creative tips for small gardens.

As quoted in DBPR by James Robinson

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 This heavenly Holland Park mews has it all

This heavenly Holland Park mews has it all

Not only does this stunning Holland Park Mews property have a garage, a balcony and a delightful little roof terrace, it also boasts surprisingly spacious interiors, with high quality details such as marble tiled floors, textured concrete walls, high spec kitchen units and a stunning contemporary woodblock staircase. Needless to say, Lurot Brand has been chosen to market this hugely desirable home, and we can confirm it is receiving a lot of attention from prospective buyers. Click below to find out more.

As mentioned in House Beautiful magazine

HEAVEN IN HOLLAND PARK

I love Notting Hill (but don’t make me queue in the rain)

I love Notting Hill (but don’t make me queue in the rain)

When The Times asked our General Manager James Robinson to comment on Notting Hill’s increasing popularity, he pointed to the great cafes and restaurants that have recently opened there. Eateries such as Granger and Co have played a big role in Notting Hill’s resurgence. They regularly attract crowds of hungry locals, who often queue in the rain to eat there. But James admits that he doesn’t share their devotion to Granger’s breakfast “I don’t know how crushed avocado on sourdough bread could ever make me stand in the rain for an hour, waiting for a table.

As quoted in The Times by James Robinson

NOTTING HILL REBORN

Relax … it’s the royal wedding

Relax … it’s the royal wedding

While Chris Gittins, founder of Streets Alive (an organisation that advises on community events) is busy telling us all how to set up a street party in honour of the royal wedding, it seems that Antoine Lurot, founder of Lurot Brand, is taking the celebrations in his stride.

Antoine recently told The Times that he’s an old hand at organising street parties outside his home in lovely Bathurst Mews. However this year the Bathurst community is planning a street party with a royal theme. Antoine explains: “This time we’re planning a joint celebration, when many glasses will be raised in honour of the happy couple."

As quoted in The Times by Antoine Lurot

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