Posted by Arnessa on October 06, 1997 at 20:58:04:
In response to Where to park your carriage--Mews houses, written by Inko on October 06, 1997 at 18:14:41
] Arnessa, next time you're in London have a look at some of the big houses in Mayfair, Knightsbridge or Kensington. Right behind them is a small street (more like an alley) called a "mews" which are now filled with delightful small houses. These were where the carriages and horses were kept and, I presume, the coachmen and grooms lived above. They were probably built at the same time as the large house and would have been owned as part of it. Today, of course, they are owned (or on leasehold) separately, and I can tell you the mews houses are really expensive--several hundreds of thousands of pounds at a minimum!! Hope this helps.
What I quick reply! Now that I think of it, I have seen mewses(sp?) right here in Boston, but I never connected them with carriages. Some of them have been converted to apartments, and they are expensive here, too. They have exposed beams and nice high ceilings. Funny how the things that are considered chic change.
I agree, Amy, they are soooo cute. Some of them here have little red or blue painted doors.
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