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.
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!
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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