PERIOD FEATURES: A real feature of 21st century living has been the tension between modern comfort and period conservation. The accepted solution over the past decade has been the Janus look – the front of the house in period style, with the back looking to the future featuring a modern open-plan kitchen-diner, lots of glass, bringing nature into the home, and an uncluttered space for family living.
This house in Southern Road, East Finchley, is typical of the trend – it’s certainly cool and some believe it is here to stay. Others are a little less enamoured and say there are draw backs especially with a family when children get a little older and have conflicting interests such as reading, tv watching and trumpet playing. Love it – hate it or a bit of both – what do you think?