Author, illustrator and specialist in period architecture, Trevor Yorke, takes a dive into housing from the 1950s and 60s to look at the construction techniques of the day and at at what a modern investor should be looking for in houses of this era.
Trevor Yorke on Period Architecture
In a country where privacy is demanded and gardens are treasured but urban space is limited and land expensive, the terraced house has long been the most economical solution for housing. Today we look at the history of the terraced house from the Great Fire of London to the modern day.
The end of the First World War saw a revolution in housing as soldiers returned from battle and Victorian slums became an embarrassment for the country.
Over the years ex-council properties and 1930s housing have remained a steady bet for the modern buy-to-let investor and developer. When compared to some more modern housing there is no competition in terms of value for money. These were properties built to last, on good size plots with generous room sizes. Early 20th Century houses […]
When it comes to property development, often the focus is very much on simply picking the right area. The old adage of location…location…location is widely used for a very good reason, but once you have chosen the right area in which to invest then what happens next?
Often, the best properties for a buy-refurbish-sell strategy are homes where you can add value but also have character, history, warmth and make fantastic family homes. If this makes sense to you and your strategy, then Edwardian houses should be at the top of your list.