Friday Sep 24, 2021
When rewilding meets Gertrude Jekyll
Jackson-Stops opened its first London office in 1924 in response to the increasing number of their clients looking to buy, sell or rent “a place in town”. By the turn of the 20 th century, there had been a massive growth in house building in the Capital with not only opulent mansions but elegant squares and terraces. Many of these buildings now form Conservation Areas or are protected Listed Buildings.
We appreciate that today those interested in London’s period properties prefer to visit a website that specialises in such homes. Our clients value expertise and specialist knowledge of historic buildings, which we have developed over decades. The London Period Property section of the Jackson-Stops website has been introduced to showcase those buildings that form an integral part of the Capital’s built heritage, which is currently for sale or to let.
The period properties in London are what make the Capital so recognisable across the
globe. However, over the last 75 years there have been vast changes; the untold loss of
buildings during the Second World War saw a programme of rapid rebuilding and more
recently many of these properties have been demolished to allow for new blocks, pushing
ever upward into the London skyline. There has also been a trend to redevelop period
properties with only the facades being retained. Today, London’s residential property almost
falls into two categories: period or contemporary. The aim of this website is champion
London’s period buildings.
Jackson-Stops has been instrumental in the work to save the Georgian houses in Spitalfields
for over 40 years and they have now become some of the most desirable buildings in
London. We have also acted for clients buying and selling Georgian houses across Mayfair
and the West End as well as in Westminster, Pimlico, Knightsbridge and Chelsea where
there are some of the best examples of properties developed in the 19 th century are found.
Post 1840 saw the building not just of classic houses but also the advent of spacious
purpose-built apartment blocks. The value of these buildings, their spacious proportions and
the spirit of tradition is what we aim to promote and help buyers and tenants identify the right property for them.
Research into the history of a specific building or immediate area, together with our
understanding of architecture, is at the core of what we do when working with period
properties. Since the publication of our first guide to Listed Building legislation we have
been providing our clients with practical advice on period properties and Conservation
Areas. We firmly believe that as London’s period properties gradually decline in number,
demand has increased and that the Capital’s built heritage should be protected and enjoyed
for generations to come.
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