Man­sion facts

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - My Home -

VIC­TO­RIAN or Ed­war­dian pur­pose-built man­sion blocks are sturdy, gen­er­ally brick and usu­ally have good-size rooms and win­dows. How­ever, Vic­to­ri­ans didn’t play loud mu­sic, so there are usu­ally covenants about noise and about what al­ter­ations can be made.

In prin­ci­ple, this is a good thing. Anna’s ar­chi­tects had to get their pro­pos­als cleared with the freeholder and their struc­tural en­gi­neer, and then there were strict rules about hours of work and keep­ing the cor­ri­dors very tidy, and so on. How­ever, the ben­e­fits out­weigh draw­backs and most man­sion-block dwellers love them.

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