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Customer case study: The Masterton

November 2023

Michael, Zaine and their dog Nevis, recently moved into their 5-bedroom Masterton at The Birches, in Sunderland. We caught up with them to find out why they chose The Birches, and what makes The Masterton the perfect Story home for them.

Read our Q&A to find out more.

image of a Masterton kitchen in a customer home at the Birches

What made you choose The Birches?

“We really love the area and landscape of The Birches. The focus on the character of the properties and design of the landscapes, along with the open spaces really sold the area to us. It’s close to all amenities and transport links, whilst still retaining the feel of a quiet area. There’s some really lovely walks around the development that are great for dog walking too.”

Why did you choose The Masterton?

“We chose The Masterton because of the feeling of space and flexibility you get from looking outside to stepping through the door. The hallway and landing are so impressive. They’re really spacious and make the house feel well connected. All the rooms flow so well off this area.

“The kitchen island is another feature of the house that really sold it to us as it’s such a great entertaining space.

“We love the external finish of the property. The attention to detail really pays off, and we especially love the bi-fold doors that connect the kitchen and garden seamlessly.

“We chose this house because the space is just so flexible. You can sit at the back of the house in the living room, or in the snug at the front for those cosier nights. The bedrooms are all a really great size too, allowing us to use one as a wardrobe and another as an office space.”

What do you love most about The Masterton?

“We love the kitchen the most. The finish is amazing, the units are solid and there was a good variety of options. The island and silestone end wraps really gave us the premium finish we were looking for. It’s such a warm inviting room to spend time in, and it has plenty of space for entertaining.”

Which room do you find yourself spending the most time in?

“We spend most of our free time in the kitchen, it’s the central room in our home and makes a great space to relax, entertain and occasionally party. It’s so spacious, light and airy because of the bi-fold doors, yet still feels inviting and comfortable enough for us to spend the evening in.”

Did you consider a second-hand property?

“No, we love the convenience and ease of a new build.”

What do you like most about living in a new build?

“The best thing is the low level of maintenance, reducing the stress of having to repair and replace things. Also, we like starting with a blank canvas and being able to choose options such as kitchen units and bathroom tiles.  The new home warranty also gives peace of mind.

“We really love the spacious rooms, and that the homes are designed with modern lifestyles in mind.”

Would you recommend us?

“Yes, we would.”

If you’re ready to reserve The Masterton for yourself, please contact the Sales Executive at your development of interest.