A small cobbled lane on
first condominiums are ranged. To step into this alley is to take a brief
stroll in a Cornwall market town or in medieval Dijon. Ornate hinges,
stucco, intersecting roof-lines, diamond-lit windows, stick and quatrefoil
designs all belie the 1928 construction date of the complex. Most unlikely is the
entry of No. 21 Mayfair Lane.
Flanked by a Tudor tower, a chained draw-bridge is overhung by a parapeted and
gated medieval arch, the whole of the entrance marked by typical post-gothic
embellishments: crests, quatrefoil tights and lions as grotesques. The
fantastic unit was designed by Edward Green to accommodate the needs of his
son, who was crippled.