For those looking to inject charm into their new home, designing in a period style can be the perfect compromise between a characterful building but without the problems associated with old homes, such as draughts, damp, poor insulation and even structural movement.
Providing the comforts of modern living, we look at some of the best period-style homes of late — from Georgian country houses, to manors, Arts and Crafts homes and even charming cottages.
From its glass dome and sweeping staircase internally, to the cornices, pediments and sash windows externally, this new period-style home has been designed to a high specification in a classic Georgian style.
Designed to look like an extended coach house nestled in the Cotswolds, this new home hides its age well. Built using the local stone to a design which appears as if it’s been added to over time, this self build oozes period charm.
This striking period-style self build designed by Alex Oliver Associates offers generous ceiling heights internally, with the exterior offering high-quality, authentic detailing in a mix of the two local building materials, brick and flint. A portico frames the entrance.
This stunning new oak frame home built by Oakwrights has been designed to look like an old manor house in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside. A mixture of brick, render, exposed oak frame and casement windows lend to the period style.
The homeowners of this new Arts and Crafts project employed the services of James Snell from Snell David Architects to design a home which got the period-style details spot on — from the cat-slide rood to the dormer windows, low eaves and tall chimneys.
This charming timber frame, brick-clad home has been designed in a Georgian style with a symmetrical façade, sash and dormer windows. Rubbed brick arches above the sash windows also nod to the architectural era.
This traditional-style self build takes its cue from Georgian architecture, and was designed by package company Design & Materials on a budget of just £145,000.
Wanting to build a Georgian-style farmhouse but with the comforts of modern living, the homeowners of this self build turned to Potton to help realise their dream. Pitched gables, stone detailing and symmetry all aid in achieving a period-style home.
Designed by Alex Oliver Associates, this Georgian-inspired home boasts well-proportioned, long-silled sash windows, projecting bays, ornamental friezes underneath the cornices, and a stunning portico to the front entrance as some of its many architectural details.
This charming new thatched cottage with Herringbone brick pattern has been built to look as if it’s been standing for centuries — complete with low eaves, dormer windows and a tall chimney stack to evoke a period cottage style.
This luxurious period-style home in Cheshire has been built to a high specification and features an orangery, swimming pool, home cinema and gym. The exterior boasts curved bays, columns and even a balcony.
Homeowners Louise and Peter Wreford worked with Border Oak to build their charming oak frame home in the New Forest. This charming traditional-style property looks like it is steeped in history, but is in fact a new build that features some modern, eco-friendly technology including a ground source heat pump.