Period or Modern, which home is right for you?

Making the decision to buy a new home is always a big one, but choosing the right style of property for you can be even more challenging. This article will cover all of the benefits of moving to either a grand period apartment or a gleaming modern home.

There are many reasons of moving to a new home – moving closer to family, retirement or starting fresh, but what are the different advantages to buying a period or modern property?

Period Properties

Whether it’s a Victorian terrace or a Georgian country house, these types of properties are filled with unique architectural features, which gives the home a lot of character and charm. Period properties often also have an inherent sense of comfortable luxury, as they tend to have spacious rooms, higher ceilings and bigger windows.

If you are looking for a new home in a picturesque location, then you are more likely to find a period property than a modern one.  Rural towns and villages outside of the city are usually filled with beautiful period properties.


Modern Homes

Although new builds don’t have the characteristics of a period property, they can still look beautiful with their sleek, contemporary designs. They also tend to be more energy efficient than period properties, and can help you save money in the long run. New builds are also usually low maintenance because everything is new, as kitchens and bathrooms are all kitted out with the latest technology and to the highest specifications.

Modern homes are frequently designed to be open planned so that plenty of natural light can seep into the rooms. The walls are usually painted in neutral colours, which gives you a blank canvas to decorate the rooms to your tastes.

If you are looking for a home that is low maintenance, eco-friendly and open planned, the modern home is for you.

Can I have the best of both?

Of course, you can! There are many period properties being renovated into modern homes so that you can live in a luxury environment with historic features.

A great example of this is Harefield Place in Ickenham, Middlesex. The grade II listed building is full of sumptuous Georgian architecture and currently being renovated into a collection of 9 luxurious apartments.

This particular development is unique as it blends period with modern design by building 16 new complimentary apartments situated next to the Georgian home.

Both of the developments are perfect for retirement living as they include private facilities such as a secluded lake, indoor swimming pool and underground parking.

The grounds are completely maintenance-free so that you can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Harefield Place is going to be launched spring 2018 – if you’re interested, apartments are currently available to purchase off-plan.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1895 733523


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