The benefits of open-plan living at Albany Park

September 08, 2022

Changes to the way we live and work over the past couple of years have shifted the priorities of housebuyers when it comes to deciding what they want in a home.

But one constant has been the continued rise in popularity of open-plan living.

Buyers at all stages of the property ladder have noticed the benefits of having their kitchen, dining, and living room merged into one multi-functional space where they can cook, socialise, eat and relax.

Whether it’s large families needing the extra space to accommodate their busy lives or couples wanting a home where they can entertain guests in style, the open-plan design has something to offer everyone.

That is why Vistry’s housing locations across the country, including our Albany Park development in Church Crookham, feature homes offering this popular and highly sought-after layout – from two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached family houses.

Melanie Richards, sales and marketing director for Vistry Southern, said: “Open-plan spaces provide homeowners with a level of versatility that traditional layouts cannot. With no partitioning walls stealing useable space and dividing the floor into separate solitary sections, the kitchen, living, and dining room are combined into a spacious and sociable place in which to entertain guests.

“The vast floor space this creates provides a versatile living area which can be customised to the buyer’s individual requirements. Buyers who work from home may use the space as an office, while others could turn it into a home gym or exercise space.

“This open environment also encourages families to spend more time together, especially when cooking and eating. Parents can confidently carry out everyday chores while easily keeping an eye on their children playing.

“We like to give every buyer the chance to experience open-plan living no matter their budget. Houses with this design range from two-bedroom apartments suitable for first-time buyers to large detached properties ideal for growing families.”

One house type at Albany Park which exemplifies the benefits of open-plan living is the three-storey, four-bedroom detached Lupin. Priced at £605,000, this semi-detached home makes clever use of space to cater for busy modern lifestyles.

Melanie said: “The Lupin has been an extremely popular property at our Albany Park development. With its expansive open-plan design taking up more than half of the ground floor, this bright and airy home gives families a large amount of space in which to entertain and create long-lasting memories.”

Vistry Southern is building a range of two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes under its Linden Homes brand at Albany Park. Set within a 40-acre country park, the development is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in an attractive village environment.

Situated on the edge of the town of Fleet, Albany Park offers excellent transport links, with easy access to the M3 and direct trains to London in under an hour.

Homes at Albany Park are selling from Mackenzie Smith estate agents in Fleet, where you can book your appointment today, 01252 812121.

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