Homeowners want period features in their new builds
Over three quarters (77%) of homeowners would like period-style features incorporated into the design of their new build property, estate agent Jackson-Stops has found.
Some 80% of 18 to 34 years-olds would like features such as open fireplaces (25%) and bay windows (35%) in their new home.
Nationally, bay windows are the most popular, with 38% of people saying they would most like to see this feature included in their new home.
Nick Leeming, chairman at Jackson-Stops, said: “There is a clear demand from the UK public for period style features in new build properties, with 77% of respondents from our survey stating they would like these features in their new home.
“A desire to live in historic houses that offer tall ceilings, ornately crafted features and elegantly proportioned rooms with plenty of natural light has always been in the British homebuyers’ DNA.
“Combining these features with the benefits of a new build property, such as energy efficient appliances and minimal maintenance, is clearly a match made in heaven for much of the UK.
“Essentially these homes offer the best of both worlds and house hunters across the UK, including the younger generation, have recognised this.
“Interestingly bay windows ranked as the most popular feature, indicating that the UK public are practical with their property decisions as this feature can of course double-up as additional storage or a seating area.”