After the death of the dining room comes the demise of the kitchen. So-called super-rooms — free-flowing open plan spaces where families cook, eat and relax together — are entering the mainstream of UK house design.
For some time, forward-thinking architects have been challenging the traditional idea of the house as a box with rigidly defined room uses. Modern lifestyles demand flexible interiors. Space is an increasingly precious commodity and wall-less rooms that integrate with each other and the garden are a clever and welcome design solution.
New townhouses at The Old Dairy in Streatham have generous-size family hub spaces as well as an attic-style master bedroom suite with a high ceiling at the top of the house. There's 1,626sq ft of space in total and the homes are well-priced at £735,995. Call Bellway on 0845 548 3013.