There are many good reasons to build a home in a period style (even if the pastiche estates of the 80s and 90s do not set the best example). Sometimes it is a planning requirement to match the neighbouring properties, but often it is simply because historic architectural styles hold much appeal.
These homes show that you can build a new home with all of the charm of an old building, but without the age related issues that can blight them.
1. The Coach House
Sourcing materials from reclamation yards was the key to ageing this barn-style self build.
2. A Modern Stately Home
The Georgian-style exterior of this stately self build hides a wealth of eco-technology.
3. Baronial-Style Eco Home
This Baronial-style eco home has all the grandeur of a Scottish laird’s home, minus the draughty corridors and single-glazed windows.
4. A Refined Country House
Careful brick detailing contributes to the Georgian and Queen Anne style of this home.
5. A Home on the Downs
It is hard to believe that this Georgian-style home, with so much presence, took just 11 months to construct.
6. A Self Build Medieval Manor
This new build manor is faced in reclaimed stone, and has gargoyles, a drawbridge and even a dungeon to complete the look.
7. A Self Build Fantasy
Elements of various architectural styles are at play here, creating a fascinating new build that looks a lot like the Weasley family’s ‘Burrow’ in Harry Potter.
8. Victorian-Style Self Build
This self build in Clapham was built to match the row of Victorian terraces to its left. However, step inside and the traditional exterior makes way for a fun, eclectic and modern scheme inside.
9. A Classical-Style Self Build
This mock-Georgian home exudes the luxury and eccentricity that the era was known for.
10. Cottage Craft
Pairing traditional craftsmanship with 21st century technology, this new build cottage is quaint while fulfilling its role as a modern home.
11. A Highland Self Build
The brief for this self build in the Highlands was to create a home which looked over a hundred years old, with the technology and energy efficiency of the modern day.
12. A Baronial-Style Self Build
Drawing on an existing Baronial tower on the plot, the architect created a traditional Scottish self build home that fits into its estate surroundings.
13. A Self Build Farmhouse
Using stone from their land, the owners have well and truly embraced the local vernacular with this traditional farmhouse.
14. Charming Thatched Cottage
The thatch plays the greatest part in creating a traditional feel to this cottage-style home, but the brickwork and interior beams do a good job of complementing the look.