Berkeley Homes has unveiled a customisable home at Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich designed to address the need for higher density, low rise family homes.

The concept called the Urban House is a three or four-bedroom home that adapts to different lifestyles, aimed at those buying for the first time, raising a family, considering downsizing or who need to manage a disability.

According to Berkeley , the design maximises space and is efficient to run as the building materials used, potentially, cut up to 25% off utility bills – 80% off gas and 30% off water.

The Urban House has a roof terrace with 360-degree views, off-street parking with electric car charging points and provides covered cycle storage.

The exterior of the homes at Kidbrooke Village

Charles Davies, one of the first buyers of an Urban House at Kidbrooke Village, said: “I was drawn to the unique design.

“It has all the best aspects of a flat – a terrace, balcony and view, plus all the benefits of a house – space to park a car, room for a family and also a good area with great schools, parks and shops.”

Berkeley Homes divisional managing director Karl Whiteman said: “The Urban House offers you a home that is flexible, economical and beautifully designed. It has light, space and character.

“It can be adapted to meet people’s needs as their lives change – whether that’s caring for an elderly relative or downsizing once the kids have flown the nest.

A living room of one of the Urban House apartments

“And that stability means you can form long-term friendships in the neighbourhood and really feel a part of your community.”

Urban House residents at Kidbrooke Village also have access to facilities at Blackheath Quarter including a swimming pool, fitness suite, residents’ cinema, business suite and a 24-hour concierge service.

Available now, three-bedroom homes start at £800,000.

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