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Old May 27th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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LONDON I Return [3] - Wealthy Living in Mayfair

Just off busy Oxford Street lie some very luxurious homes whose occupants can afford some good architecture.







































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Old May 27th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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I absolutely adore some of those buildings, especially the ones that are like, all white all over with really intricate and delicate architectural features. This beautiful building is my favourite.

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Old May 28th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #3
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Wow, I wish they built stuff like this now .. ... the thing I love about this british style of architecture is that throughout the different styles the window panes are all split in exactly the same way! usually 3 panes high and two panes wide such attention to detail, its very beautiful.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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awesome pictures. Immense wealth
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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love it mr. skyline
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Old April 20th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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Beautiful pictures
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Old April 21st, 2008, 04:18 AM   #7
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what a marvellous place..
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Old April 21st, 2008, 04:54 PM   #8
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Beautiful..

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:03 PM   #9
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its ok not like bel air
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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its ok not like bel air
Agreed. Blows Bel Air out of the water!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #11
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Agreed. Blows Bel Air out of the water!
Bel Air's good but doesn't have anything traditional about.This though is some of the finest old architecture.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #12
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Great pictures as usual.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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Old November 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #14
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #15
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Doesn't matter how many times I see these pics, I still love going through them again!
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love the architecture but people share common walls, im thinking the walls are thick, for noise and so on.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #17
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love the architecture but people share common walls, im thinking the walls are thick, for noise and so on.
I would imagine that the walls are pretty thick, as is the case with most British buildings built pre-war.

I imagine that new-worlders like yourself find it very odd that such wealthy people are living in glorified row-houses(!), but in many of London's exclusive neighbourhoods, it's all about the location and if the property is particurly beautiful, like the places shown here, then that only hikes the price up further.

One thing I will say though, is that outside of our big cities, many of the middle classes do in fact live in big detached houses, not so different to those found down-under, like these ones here:








Most British people would much rather live in a big house in leafy suburbia than in central London, but despite these two properties being much larger, they are still worth a lot less than these properties in Mayfair.

Which would I choose?................I wouldn't mind having one of each!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #18
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Snowyboy of all the houses you could have shown you show an awful and rather small uninspired detached home like the one in your 2nd pic! Of all the great homes you could have posted!

And by the way many of those row houses may look small, but are often bloody huge! The ones not split up into smaller tenements can be huge! I know I've been in some.



I'm looking for a flatshare at the moment and I would eat my trousers to live there.
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Bel Air's good but doesn't have anything traditional about.This though is some of the finest old architecture.
It's nice architecture but I would not cal it old.
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Wouldn't you now, lol. They aren't ancient no. I'd say 18th and 19th century townhouses could be classed as sufficiently old enough to lend them a lot of historical resonance wouldn't you?I'm not having a go, i'm just making a point.
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