Our homes are so much more than just bricks and mortar and as such they can’t simply be summed up by facts and figures like number of bedrooms, garden orientation and the school district. Instead their value is based on the time we spend there with our families, the laughter and joy that fills every room and the memories that are formed within their four walls.
Our homes grow and change just as we do: an extra bedroom might get added to welcome a new member; or a home office might have been erected, marking the start of a new career; perhaps you have finally managed to create the kitchen-diner of your dreams, perfect for hosting family dinners. Every change is invaluable for what it brings to your family life, however, it also has a financial impact. So when it finally comes time to move on, you might be surprised at how these little changes have all added up.
This elegant home, located on London’s Cumberland Road, has been crafted into the perfect place for entertaining. At its heart sits an expansive kitchen-diner, featuring elegant cabinetry, stone work surfaces and a large central island. Running the full width of the house, there is more than enough room for all the family and friends, plus glass sliding doors open the room out further, providing free flow onto a large decked terrace area which boasts stunning views of the private landscaped garden.
Space is the buzzword for this elegant extended London home. From the deep marble entrance hall, which instantly sets the tone for splendour, to the luxurious first floor bedroom suite, which runs the full width of the house and features, this three floored, five-bedroom home ensures that every need is met. An extension made the most of every inch that this house had to offer. Today, it features a boot room, downstairs cloakroom, study and utility; the primary spaces of the home are purely to relax and enjoy. Outside the space continues with 72ft of private landscaped gardens, complete with a large paved terrace, an irrigation system and outside Bose speakers.
We all dream of the perfect garden, a private space to relax and take in the beauty of the natural world. However, these homeowners in Ravenscourt Road made it a reality. Designed by Butter Wakefield, the garden is a haven of serenity with patio doors opening out from the kitchen-diner onto a generous patio that runs the length of the garden. Flanked by verdant borders, it is the perfect place to host alfresco dinner parties. Of course, the interiors match the external splendour with a double reception room featuring marble fireplaces and parquet flooring as well as dual aspect windows allowing the beautiful views of the rear garden to provide an ever changing backdrop to the space.
For all the family
Contemporary design has defined the look of this house that is perfect for multigenerational living. Two entrances from the front garden open out into a spacious family home complete with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, including lateral ground floor accommodation. The generous German designed kitchen revolves around an impressive central island with exceptional storage and myriad appliances to cater for everybody. Outside, the landscaped courtyard is accessed by multiple doors creating seamless flow, with a large seating area with raised flower beds and lighting setting the tone for the space.
While each of these homes have been altered in different ways to create the perfect spaces for each individual family, they are each perfect in their own way. Listed by real estate agency Savills, these elegant properties are now dream homes for new families.
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