With mews houses now among the most profitable and popular London properties, finance workers would do well to snap up one in the capital’s professional services heartland, says Alex Stocker, founder and CEO of Sons & Co.
The past few years have witnessed a growing trend among London’s senior financial professionals towards owning two types of property – a main (or, perhaps, family) home just outside the capital and a pied-a-terre-type residence in the city centre that doubles up as a long-term investment opportunity. Mews houses – namely, former carriage houses, typically accessed via a courtyard or alleyway – are a perfect fit for the latter, offering a combination of investor appeal and high quality living, ideal for those with busy lifestyles and an eye on the future.
Yet, despite evident demand, there are relatively few homes in Holborn – and even fewer mews properties, meaning that finding one is a bit like unearthing a hidden gem. This is exactly what Pinks Mews is. A luxury development nestled in a private walkway off High Holborn and equipped with the latest mod-cons, Pinks Mews is unique. It ticks all the boxes of an archetypally perfect mews, as well as being one of the few mews to be newly developed, removing many of the maintenance and refurb issues some traditional mews homes have. The rare combination of qualities Pinks Mews possesses makes it an apt example of both the rebirth of Holborn and the establishment of mews properties as great places to live and invest in.