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Why are townhouses so popular in 2024

By Vicky Dudbridge, director,
Savills Residential Development Sales

Back in the nineteenth century the term ‘townhouse’ described the town residence of someone whose main home was in the country. Nowadays, it is used to describe a particular house type, normally a terraced home, with accommodation arranged over three or four storeys.  


New build townhouses tend to follow in the footsteps of their early counterparts, built in a traditional style and often boasting classical design features, such as balconets or balconies. 


Townhouses have always been incredibly desirable, and are as popular today as they have ever been. Their appeal resonates with a mix of buyers, from growing families in need of more flexible space to professionals and downsizers alike. 


So, what is it about the modern day townhouse that we love? 


As lifestyles evolve over time, a home that is able to grow with your household is essential. With a variety of spaces and rooms spread across multiple floors, townhouses offer a layout that is versatile, with the ability to modify rooms as needs change; from creating a home office and fitness room to a children’s play room or teenagers tv space. 


With their shared walls, townhouses are more economical to heat and are viewed as some of the most energy efficient homes by design. This obviously benefits residents through reducing energy bills and their carbon footprint. 

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Modern living  

The abundance of space and layout of townhouses perfectly caters for open plan living, allowing homeowners to seamlessly link contemporary communal daytime and entertainment spaces, or to simply create distinguished living areas to individual tastes. And for those with smart watches, townhouses are great for getting your steps in. 

Space for all 

One particular pull for prospective buyers is the fact that, being arranged over three or more floors, townhouses provide secluded spots away from the rest of the house. For families with teenagers or young children, the additional floor or separate living space can be transformed into a cinema room, a snug or a den for the kids to let off some steam, meaning they have a space to call their own too.  


The additional floor that townhouses provide can also prove useful for those taking care of elderly family members. Having loved ones all under one roof can often be a crucial factor for families looking for a new home and townhouses have the accommodation space to cater for this. 

Room with a view

If there’s one thing a townhouse has going for it, it is its height. This means that, depending on its location, a townhouse is likely to benefit from the best of the views on offer. Where that home occupies an elevated plot, the prospect of a sensational view is also elevated. 

Holburne Park has recently unveiled a new collection of 30 four and five bedroom Georgian-style townhouses. The grand new three and four storey homes at Bridgetower Drive represent the ‘crème de la crème’ of the scheme, providing impressive proportions, beautiful design details and simply extraordinary views over Bath’s historic skyline and the Charlcombe Valley beyond. 

Complete and ready to move into, Savills is offering prospective buyers the opportunity to experience the new collection for themselves by arranging a tour of the new five bedroom townhouse show home. To find out more, please contact Rosemary McAndrew at Savills on or 01225 302888. 

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