STEWART Milne Homes is introducing a new range of properties designed to meet the changing needs of homeowners.
The new ‘Villages’ range was completed during the Covid-19 lockdown period, with the collection of 31 homes created with a new way of living in mind.
The housebuilder said all the homes follow the same design principles of ‘simple elegance combined with supreme functionality’.
The first showhomes from the range have now opened, showcasing the four-bed Farnham at Charleston, Cove, and the five-bed Nairn at Dunnottar Park in Stonehaven. The new range of homes are also available at Silver Birches in Alford and Monarchs Rise, in Arbroath and in central Scotland will shortly be available at Shawfair, Danderhall and Gilburn Grange, in Jackton.
Stuart Henderson, group product and design director, led the work on the new designs. He said, “We had started work on the new range of homes before the pandemic but the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown completely changed the way that people lived and the way they use their living space. It was essential to us that our new designs reflected what people now want from their property.”
Stewart Milne Homes carried out customer research which revealed the importance that people now place on having a garden, which was cited by 58% of respondents, and a large kitchen (45%). With more than half of those surveyed expecting to continue to work from home, the inclusion of a home office is also gaining in importance. Many of the homes have the option for a home office on the ground floor and there are larger windows throughout to boost natural light.
Stuart Henderson added, “The impact of lockdown and restrictions meant there is increasing demand for flexible space both indoors and outdoors and this shaped the new layouts which combine style with functionality. We’re extremely pleased with the finished designs and opening the doors to the new showhomes provide a great snapshot of how life could be in this new style of home and it truly showcases the flexibility of the space, which can be adapted with ease to meet the needs of the new owner.”