Homes for sale in the UK: home inspiration starts here
Browsing real estate, perusing real estate agency websites – whether in fantasy mode or on a real quest – is a very wallpaper* way to spend a Sunday brunch or a long train journey. With each house explored or duplex photo-visited, mental moodboards are formed, new lifestyles are imagined, furniture and works of art are put in place. Cooking dinners are planned, rooms renovated and refurbished. Sometimes a wall can be knocked down. How far is the new house from the London office? And when WFH, will the new study be big enough for this Gio Ponti desk and the new Vitsoe shelf? As inspiration for your next reading session, we’ve teamed up with agents Savills, founded in the UK in 1855, which now has 600 offices worldwide, to curate a selection of recently listed properties, currently being listed. offered and sold from its UK portfolio. Window shopping with Wallpaper* starts here.
Five British houses for home inspiration
Chadwell Mews, London EC1
Chadwell Mews is a collection of seven beautifully built townhouses, discreetly tucked away in a quiet, gated area of Chadwell Street, Islington. Carefully designed for modern living, with spectacular light and volume, these exclusive new residences offer unparalleled levels of interior design and meticulous attention to detail.
Designed by Tasou Associates Architects and finished to the finest specification and style detail, the homes feature light and airy ground floors with triple aspect glazing that open onto a peaceful inner garden. Close to bustling Clerkenwell, Angel, Exmouth Market, Farringdon, Upper Street and King’s Cross, the mews’ low-key location in this popular conservation area is an urban sanctuary.
Valentine Row, London SE1
On entering this beautiful 1,900sqft three bedroom modern home in Southwark, London, an impressive hallway, with double doors, leads to an open plan kitchen/dining room with access to a private garden. The kitchen offers high-end integrated Siemens appliances and a breakfast bar area. At the front of the house, an additional reception room could accommodate a fourth bedroom. Designed and finished to a high specification, the house has underfloor heating, Siemens appliances, wooden floors and soft closing Italian joinery.
On the first floor, a large reception room with a private balcony overlooks the landscaped gardens. The master bedroom, located on the top floor with two balconies, has an elegant dressing room and access to an en-suite bathroom with a Roca bathtub and a walk-in waterfall shower.
The Church, Blackmore End, Essex
This beautifully converted Victorian church stands in a lovely stretch of open countryside in the village of Blackmore End. Originally commissioned by the local Courtauld family as a place of worship, it was first converted in 2014 for expansive life in the 21st century. Now completely redesigned to create flexible spaces, the property comprises five bedrooms over three floors. A fantastic main salon with ceiling heights extending to the roof, features beautiful exposed beams cemented by intricate exposed red brickwork. Large bay windows bathe the property in natural light.
The reception hall is approached through a heavy solid oak door onto a finished slate floor. A bespoke staircase leads to a minstrel gallery. At the center of the ground floor is a beautifully designed kitchen/diner with an extensive range of modern units anchored around a substantial island with breakfast bar. This area is open to the main living space, which includes a wood burning stove and is dominated by the first and second floor gallery landings, connected by an exposed staircase. A dramatic glass wall in the main living area separates the home office, which has a door to the outside.
On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms, two of which are currently used as fitted dressing rooms with bespoke furniture, a utility room and a sumptuously appointed bathroom. The second floor is devoted to the master bedroom which includes a gallery landing overlooking the main living space, a large through bedroom and an adjoining bathroom with integrated dressing room.
Outside, lime trees line the driveway, which leads to a large car park. Beyond are expansive lawns and a south-facing, paved sunken terrace ideal for al fresco dining. The lawns continue to the side of the house, where there is a free-standing, air-conditioned garden shed and the air-heating units for the house. The gardens are designed to be low maintenance and feature an irrigation system and lighting that create a nighttime ambiance.
Elton Road, Stibbington, Cambridgeshire
With magnificent views to the west over the Nene Valley, this well-appointed new build in Cambridgeshire was built in 2017, with a very energy-efficient design and attention to detail. Set in the center of gardens of just over half an acre, the house offers spacious interiors. There is a huge open plan kitchen at its center and five double bedrooms, four with en-suite bathrooms and two with access to a large roof terrace which offers sunset views over the valley. A sixth bedroom is currently used as a home office.
The construction of the house focused on energy efficiency and minimal maintenance. The property is made from insulated concrete block construction, with a pre-colored K-Rend finish (designed to last 30 years, according to the manufacturer).
Double glazed aluminum windows and folding doors frame the views. There is a central vacuum system in the house (which negates the use of a conventional plug-in vacuum) and a fully zoned air source heat pump system, which provides toasty warm underfloor heating downstairs. pavement. The kitchen is heated by a contemporary wood stove.
Barnes Avenue, London SW3
Incorporating ground floor side accommodation and five well-proportioned bedrooms, this modern detached house has been designed with light and contemporary urban living in mind. There are two entrances from the front garden and two elegant staircases to the first floor, as well as two reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining room, a utility room with Miele appliances and a cloakroom.
The main entry hall features an impressive double-height atrium window flooding the ground and first floors with natural light, while many rooms feature high vaulted ceilings that give the home a unique feel. of wonderfully spacious space. The main reception room is an elegant and formal room which is perfect for entertaining and features Crittal window and door panels. The high-end German-designed kitchen has been fitted around the impressive central island and has plenty of storage and appliances including a coffee machine, steamer, double oven and large American style fridge/freezer . There are several doors opening onto the landscaped courtyard garden, which flows seamlessly to the outdoor living space, with a large seating area, raised flower beds and lighting.
The ground floor of the house benefits from Lutron lighting and polished concrete flooring, while there is underfloor heating throughout the property. There is discreet parking behind electric gates and the property has zinc roofing and cedar siding.