Misconceptions of a new home
Most people might think that a new home is a property that’s been built from scratch with little to no character or period features. But our New Homes team are here to show you that this isn’t the case. Here we take a look at some of our developments that turn these new home stereotypes and misconceptions on their heads.
The Coach House was once a stable for horses and their coaches, dating back to circa 1910.It’s considered a heritage asset of the Preston Village Conservation Area and is within close proximity to the historic grounds of Preston Manor, home to the Stanford family for over 70 years. Over the years the site has had various uses and more recently it has been extended and transformed into a four bedroom home with over 1300 square feet of accommodation. Some period features still remain including the original opening of the stable doors – now the front entrance – and original cobbled stones in the courtyard.
This unique and unusual character property in the rural village of Ripe was once a pub. It has been considerately restored and remodelled into a beautiful family home with period features and luxury fittings. The ground floor has been configured to provide flexible living space. The first and second floors have four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a high quality specification throughout. Julie Frith, New Homes Director, said: “This building has come back to life and will make someone a fantastic family home.”
Dating back to the late 18th century, these farm buildings have recently undergone major reconstruction into high specification new homes. Only two homes have so far been released, one of which was once The Old Coach House and The Old Steam Mill Cottage. Today they are converted into three bedroom family homes, retaining many of their original features and thoughtful contemporary fittings.
This stunning three bedroom home was once a warehouse. It’s been beautifully converted to create an excellent living space. The developer said: “We started having a dialogue about the building and, where there are quirky elements, we thought actually they’re brilliant and we should play them up.”