Abode2: Property of the week
A former nineteenth century stable, turned contemporary maisonette in a historic Mayfair mews, has come to market with leading estate agent Wetherell, in Balfour Mews for £3,950,000. Originally built by architects Balfour and Turner as humble equestrian stabling, the three bedroom, nineteenth-century home transports you to another era, right in the heart of the Mayfair village.
Balfour Mews were originally the site of a riding school until 1898 when architectural duo Balfour and Turner redesigned the mews as equestrian stabling for the affluent neighbouring streets of Aldford Street and South Street. Originally, horses would be stabled on the ground floor, with groomsmen sleeping in the upstairs quarters and the building’s eaves. Nowadays, the average livery charge for horses in the UK is estimated at just £150 per week, with the contemporary Balfour Mews maisonette priced at £3,950,000, an indication of the value that a Mayfair address bestows.