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10 of the best homes with open plan living

From London apartments to country homes, these properties have plenty of space and room for the whole family

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Open plan living is great for making the most of your home’s space and entertaining. See our top 10 open plan properties here…

1. Alvescot House, Oxfordshire

Alvescot House Strutt & Parker

This Georgian grade II listed family home dates back to the 18th century. With six bedrooms, five bathrooms and six reception rooms, there’s plenty of space for everyone. There’s also a lovely open plan kitchen perfect for lazy Sundays. The house also has stabling and 22.8 acres of land. Available through Strutt & Parker for £4.35m. 

2. Meadswood House, Reading

Meadswood House Knight Frank

On a private road in Wargrave, sits this New England style home. This family home has five bedrooms, three reception rooms and five bathrooms. The kitchen and dining room are joined in a sizeable open plan area perfect for entertaining. The American style wrap-around veranda helps make the most of the views over the landscaped grounds. Available through Knight Frank for £1.9m.

3. North Farm Barn, Cambridgeshire

North Farm Barn Fine and Country

You can’t beat a barn conversion for open plan living space. This one in Cambridgeshire has five bedrooms with four ensuites, underfloor heating and a gym and entertaining room. The home also has one acre of land to play with. Available through Fine & Country for £1m. 

4. Emperors Gate, Kensington

Emperors Gate Hamptons International

This two bed apartment has impressive high ceilings, charming original features and access to communal gardens. The second bedroom sits on a maisonette floor, overlooking the open plan sitting room. The balcony and communal gardens make this property that much better than your average two bed flat. Available through Hamptons International for £2.4m.

5. Burwalls Apartments, Clifton, Bristol

Burwalls House Knight Frank

Burwalls Manor has been converted into five luxury apartments. With gorgeous original features and views over Bristol and the Avon river, this is a unique property. Available through Knight Frank from £1.1m. 

Jessie Rowe, Knight Frank, New Homes team comments “Burwalls is the next step in luxury living, combining Bristol’s history with its future and offering some of the most bespoke apartments on the market. The development which is situated close to Clifton Village, offers the perfect mix of town and country with places of interest such as Tyntesfield House within 5 miles, yet the restaurants and bars of the thriving city centre also in close proximity within 2.5 miles.”

6. Calabria Road, Highbury

Calabria Road Hamptons

This stunning period home has been painstakingly restored to create the perfect family home. With open plan living space downstairs, five bedrooms and a sweet little garden, this is a great property for growing families. Available through Hamptons International for £2.15m.

7. Holtwood, Plymouth

Holtwood Strutt & Parker

If you prefer architectural and modern properties, Holtwood is for you. This four bed home has a secondary two-bed cottage, open plan living areas and five reception rooms. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.25m.

8. Trinity House, Kensington

Trinity House

This six bedroom penthouse in Kensington is beautifully finished with lovely open plan living space. As part of the new development by St Edward Homes, this apartment benefits from a private swimming pool, cinema, spa and gym. Available through JLL Residential for £13.5m.

9. Wilds Rents, Bermondsey

Wilds Rents Dexters

This apartment takes open plan living to the next level with a gallery like living space. With three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms there’s plenty of space for entertaining. Available through Dexters for £1.65m.

10. Wadhurst Place, Tunbridge Wells

Wadhurst Place Savills

Wadhurst Place is a unique development of South Park (which dates back to 1885) and Wadhurst Place Park and all of the properties on the 18-acre site. Each of the newly restored properties has been finished to the highest degree with interior design by Newcourt Residential. Available through Savills from £450,000 to £1.6m.

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