20 Characterful Traditional-Style Homes

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Offering a glimpse into the past but with the efficiencies and conveniences of modern homes, traditional-style self-builds pack just as much punch as their more contemporary counterparts. 

From graceful roof pitches and sash windows to a beautiful heritage brick, designing a home in a period style can be incredibly tricky to get right, but when it is done well they can stand proud among the most beautiful buildings in the UK. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.