A sign of a great home design is when you can instantly get a feel for the theme, colourways and materials used throughout, and there’s often a room which ties everything up neatly. In this area you get a feel for that straightaway, and it sets the scene for the rest of the home. A brave colour combination has been used here which, like many clever interior design themes, would have you scratching your head on paper, but works incredibly well in reality, adding great impact and character to the home.
The modern contemporary table and chairs are shown here in a set of four, and there is probably easy room for a six-seater if needed. The pitched roof makes a real difference to the overall feel of space in the dining area, kitchen and lounge, and there are spotlights inset making it feel chic and uncluttered visually.
Moving through to the lounge, the space is open plan, but there’s a clear division via a large square arch so it doesn’t look or feel plain in any way. The lounge area is particularly spacious, well-lit and beautifully decorated, bringing red, black and white elements through from the dining area where they sit well against the feature wall backdrop in a deep dusky pink, bordered by pretty checked curtains. These frame the fireplace perfectly, but what really makes this space extra special is the glazing.
Either side of the fireplace there are double French doors, which mean that this is a home that could feel even larger again if these were used to bring the outdoors in, walking out onto patio areas, decking or such like.
To one side of the lounge there’s also an arched feature window, and all of these are in a Georgian style with bars so they’re extremely pretty on the eye. As lounges go, this is arguably one of the most well-balanced and aesthetically pleasing you could find.
SIZE: The 45ft x 20 two-bedroom version is reviewed here, but other sizes are available.
Bathrooms: An unusual arrangement in this home, but it works. There’s a luxurious en-suite bathroom, and the main central guest ‘bath’ room has a shower instead.
Where to find it: This first Kensington Twin is now sited in a stunning position overlooking a pretty lake at New Park, in Devon. It has a raised patio to the front, a utility garage and is priced at £220,000 with Berkeleyparks. For further information or to arrange a viewing ask for “6 Blue Waters”.
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