The Classic Design History of London Mews
One of the central characteristics of this piece of stunning property, located in Central London’s Belgravia neighborhood, is that it’s a Mews house, which comprises one of the most desirable types of property in the city.
These homes reflect architectural history, and because of their elegant beauty and historic charm, they’re difficult to find in London. The competition is extremely high for Mews houses, and they’ve been long sought-after, making them an excellent investment for buyers.
A 2015 survey showed there were only 422 original or surviving Mews properties in the city of London, making them an increasingly rare commodity in the real estate world.
This history of the word “Mews” dates back to the Middle Ages, and in the 17th, 18th and 19th century they were defined as properties set in a narrow alley located behind larger estates, where stables or coaches would be housed.
In today’s architectural landscape a Mews home retains much of its original exterior footprint and remains popular because they’re typically set on private, quiet streets, but many have been remodeled to reflect sleek, modern style with luxury finishes.
The Modern Style of Eaton Mews South
Set on Eaton Mews South in the exclusive Belgravia neighborhood of London, this residential property features a classic stucco façade, which is a defining characteristic within much of the neighborhood and mews homes in general. It’s located on a tranquil residential street, offering a sense of quiet and peaceful living, while still being located in the heart of Central London.
As you walk into this recently remodeled home, you’ll find a bright, open space with a contemporary design style reflected in the light, neutral color palette, use of carefully sourced finishes and building materials, and the unique custom lighting concept found throughout.
The main living and reception area features wide plank flooring with hand-scraped effects while recessed lights create a gallery-like ambiance.
This four-level home features a sleek staircase that seems to float upward, with an ultra-modern steel construction. In addition to the artistically-rendered custom staircase, Eaton Mews South also features a lift with access to the garage and all four levels of the property.
The kitchen reflects the continuation of contemporary style defining the interior design of this Central London home, where cabinetry is quintessentially European and minimalist in style and design. A large chandelier illuminates the wide kitchen island, and a muted color palette of grays creates a gourmet kitchen that’s both functional and stylish as well as refined and tasteful.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining and reception area, with an open flow that creates an inviting and usable space for all types of entertaining. Many of the common and reception areas within this London property are ideally suited for entertaining.
A Restful Retreat
Along with impeccable and spacious entertaining areas, this Eaton Mews South property includes three light-filled bedrooms and four bathrooms, set in the upper level of the home, which gives them a sense of seclusion and privacy from the reception and entertaining areas found in the home’s lower levels.
The master suite features an en suite bathroom, a stunning fireplace that becomes a focal point and a sense of cozy charm, and the option to bring down a large television and movie screen. The fireplace and screen are flanked on either side by Art Deco-inspired sconce light fixtures.
The remainder of the bedrooms continue the feeling of both distinguished sophistication and high-style modern living, with gray color palettes, minimalist design, and large windows that frame the neighborhood views and allow natural light to pour in.
Each of the home's bathrooms features a soothing spa-like sensibility, finishes like stunning Italian marble along the walls and surrounding the soaking tubs, and basin sinks with ultra-chic plumbing fixtures.
A Terrace and Private Garage
Along with having a beautifully designed interior, this Eaton Mews South real estate also includes an unusual commodity to discover in Central London: a rooftop terrace.
This terrace is spacious enough for entertaining, and it features incredible views of the surrounding stucco homes and the Belgravia neighborhood while the ground level features a private garage.
In total the interior of this home includes 2,334 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, in addition to its many genteel design features.
Exclusivity in Central London’s Belgravia Neighborhood
Belgravia is known for being an ultra-luxe, prestigious residential neighborhood in the western area of Central London, featuring some of the most expensive properties in all of London. It’s also one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of the world.
The district of Belgravia is to the south of Buckingham Palace, and much of the area was owned original by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster.
The primary architectural style of the homes and properties in Belgravia are defined by white stucco exteriors and beautiful terraces. From its very inception it has been known as one of London’s most high-fashion and desirable districts, and as well as stunning residential real estate, the neighborhood is home to high-end fashion houses like Philip Treacy and Jenny Packham.
Notable landmarks in Belgravia include Belgrade Square, which is one of the largest of the 19th-century squares in London, as well as Eaton Square. Chester Square is a residential garden square found in the District.
Belgravia has been mentioned countless times in literature and popular culture, including in the novel Brideshead Revisited, the Woody Allen movie Match Point and it’s referenced in the television show Downton Abbey.
Notable residents include composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, and supermodel Elle Macpherson. Historic residents have included Neville Chamberlain, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and composer Frederic Chopin.
While Belgravia itself tends to be very subdued and maintains a quiet, regal feeling, it is bordered by Chelsea and Pimlico, which offer vibrant nightlife and trendy dining options.
Eaton Mews South, Belgravia, London
This remarkably historic mews property is being marketed by Raphael Fitoussi of United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty.
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