What kind of a house hunter are you? Are you someone who wants a blank canvas to work your own magic on, or a move-in-and-put-the-kettle-on kind of person? It’s actually a pretty important question which may affect which properties you choose to view. We happen to have had two, three bedroom, between-the-wars homes for sale on the same street which gave our clients the perfect choice. Take a look – they may help you pin down your thoughts on the matter.
Modernised and Ready to Go
The owners of this charming, between-the-wars, terraced house have kept the period features which make these homes so loved but have updated the interior to suit modern family life.
Take this front sitting room for instance – we love the original fireplace and mantel, coving and stripped wooden floors but it is in excellent decorative order and you can just imagine swopping their furniture for yours and putting your feet up. NB it seems that the fashion for opening up all the rooms on the ground floor has somewhat waned as people realise that it is good to have somewhere to escape teenage children!
The rooms at the rear however have been opened up to create one large, comfortable and flexible area which really works as a social space. Increasing numbers of families are choosing this kind of living where no-one is left alone in the kitchen while the rest of the party are enjoying themselves. Obviously it is wonderful for families too who can be getting on with their own thing while still being together.
Another feature which many people would like in an ideal world is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, but it is often only possible at the expense of the loss of a bedroom. A loft conversion is the ideal solution but you have to put up with the disruption while the work is done. No need to worry – in this home it has all been done for you.
Here’s a very similar house, just a few doors apart from the one above. It offers someone the perfect opportunity to express their taste and configure the spaces to suit their life-style.
Compare this front reception room with the one above. The new owners of this property may choose to restore the period fireplace and coving or to go for a very contemporary look. They may want to knock through to other spaces – it’s all about choice.
Here’s the original kitchen,
and the rear reception.
Upstairs the bedrooms are in the original configuration with a whole world of possibility awaiting a clever and energetic homeowner in the loft. To see similar properties visit our website https://www.prickettandellis.com/
So that’s it – which of these two houses would you choose? I am probably in the second category but I would probably prefer not to have to live in the house while it is being worked on now as I have done in the past. Luckily, it is not just an either or situation – there are houses for every taste and in every condition – maybe, like the couple above, all you want to do is paint the neutral wall yellow!
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