Mixing Practicality and Elegance

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Mixing Practicality and Elegance


The Glenmuir, a substantial and elegant family home, is full of thoughtful and practical touches. The dining room, for example, has double adjoining doors into the living room not only provide an impressive entrance, but they allow you to create an open expanse of space.

This stretches from the bay window at the front of the house, to the French doors at the rear and beyond into the garden. These features add up to create a special setting, whether you are entertaining guests, enjoying relaxed family meals or entertaining in the garden on warm summer days.

The Glenmuir is the showhome at Miller's The Brambles development at New Hartley in Northumberland. At the heart of the ground floor is the large, wonderfully practical kitchen, which is accessed both from the hallway and from the formal dining room. Designed to cope with all sorts of culinary activity from cordon bleu cuisine to catching up on gossip over coffee, this space is bound to become the focus of family life. A separate utility room, with direct access to the rear garden, adds convenience and enables you to hide away the family laundry.

Upstairs the Glenmuir's magnificent master bedroom with its fitted wardrobes and private en suite shower room is a real adult retreat. …

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