There’s something to be said for grand old palaces that nobody except eccentric billionaires could afford. But if your dream home is something a little more modern, then December's property of the month could be right up your street: a contemporary six-bed house in picturesque Lincolnshire.
Chic country style
From the outside, this six-bedroom house looks perfectly ordinary. It has a gable over its front door, pale green-painted wooden features and skylights in the upper story rooms. Yet a peek inside reveals a home that looks like it came straight from the future.
Built in 2014, Milestones has definitely taken some design inspiration from the 60s. The interior is full of rounded lines and sleek fittings, with curved walls adding to the effect. We love the detailing in the kitchen: the pops of orange and blue provide great contrasting detail against the brilliant white backdrop.
The house is ideal for a large family, as it features two lounge areas, five permanent bedrooms and a double-car garage. Upstairs, the master bedroom has large windows that face out onto the garden, while the ‘ping-pong’ room in the floor plans has the potential to be an even larger boudoir, play area or home office.
Living like a local
Milestones is part of a new development in Hough-on-the-Hill, a quaint village in the Nottinghamshire countryside known for its lovely local pub The Brownlow Arms. As a result, the property has bags of room – there’s a mature back garden, as well as a small orchard for anyone who wants to try their hand at gardening.
Get onto the A1 in only seven minutes, or access the East Coast rail network in 20 minutes: head to nearby Grantham or Newark to take advantage of the trains. Closer to home, the towns of Caythorpe and Marston provide all the important services and amenities.
If this same house – with chic design, underfloor heating and double-glazing – had been built in the Home Counties, it would be selling for millions of pounds. As it is, we think £675,000 is a total steal for one of the most fashionable properties for sale on HouseSimple.com.