10 mews houses that take advantage of London's backstreets - architecture and design

10 mews houses that take advantage of London's backstreets



The mews lanes behind London's main streets that once contained stables and outhouses now contain homes and shops. Here are 10 of the city's most interesting modern mews houses.

Primrose Hill Mews House by Threefold Architects, Primrose Hill
Threefold Architects renovated this Victorian mews house in Primrose Hill to reinstate some of the building's original details and reorganise its muddled layout.
Throughout the home, stark white walls are paired with blackened metal to create a series of monochrome interiors.

Stories Mews by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, Camberwell
Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture replaced a double garage on Stories Mews in south London with this two-bedroom house. To create the home, the studio made use of materials found on the existing garages and sheds in the mews, before adding pops of colour. "Our project aimed to take inspiration from some of the earlier projects and we were happy to work with a simple palette of brick and timber: the materials of garages and sheds," explained Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture co-founder Richard Cottrell.

Stories Mews by SAM Architects, Camberwell
SAM Architects also designed a small house on Stories Mews in south London. The compact, three-storey home is fronted with a facade that combines 150-year-old bricks with charred timber.
The seven-metre-wide home has a lounge area on the ground floor, concealed from the exterior behind folding doors that open onto out the mews. It also contai...
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