The Art of Living
Join us as we take a look at the influences behind Redrow’s esteemed Heritage Collection and learn more about the movement that inspired it.
Explore what makes the Heritage Collection so unique
We’re dedicated to designing and building homes with character that people are proud to live in. Inspired by the past but designed for the future, the Heritage Collection offers the best of both worlds.
A taste of the past
In the late 19th Century, the Arts and Crafts movement became prominent for its focus on re-establishing traditional craftsmanship using uncomplicated forms of build and decoration. Coming at a time when mass production and industrialisation were the prevailing trends, this movement grew in popularity and led to some beautiful architecture being designed and built across the country.
Turning inspiration into reality
Pioneered by our founder and Chairman, Steve Morgan, our aim has always been to build homes of the highest quality, reflecting the craftsmanship and details associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. It’s this, combined with the modern, high end interiors we pride ourselves on, that makes the award winning Heritage Collection so enviable.
A statement entrance
Every inch of our homes has been carefully considered, from features such as traditional porches supported by timber posts with gallows brackets to brick plinths that run the whole way round the property. These features add grandeur and depth to the front of the home and provide an anchoring effect. Framing the entrance emphasises this key focal point for our homes. Outlined with a mix of brick work and tiling and paired with tile detail around the windows, it creates a perfectly symmetrical entry to the property.
Designed to improve living
Large bay windows are synonymous with the Arts and Crafts movement and feature heavily throughout the Heritage Collection. As well as giving a property more prominence and kerb appeal, the shape, enhanced by Redrow’s larger windows, allows natural light to flood into the home.
Topped with style and detail
Most homes in the Heritage Collection benefit from key Arts and Crafts features such as impressive hipped roofs and large gables, which along with double barge boards, help them to stand out. The use of tile hanging helps to add a delicate impact, while finials add a finishing touch to the top of the house.
A street scene to be proud of
The Heritage Collection is a perfect mix of different house types. When combined with our key place making principles, they create visually stunning streets and intuitive communities that thrive. Approximately 30% of the homes in our developments are rendered using a modern approach to pebble dash, helping to establish rich and diverse street scenes that are a pleasure to live in.
Spaces to support your lifestyle
We believe that the kitchen is the hub of the home. To achieve this, we’ve refined open plan living with our distinctive kitchens, transforming them into livable spaces and family rooms. The increase in size isn't related to just the rooms; Redrow homes have taller skirting boards and large architraves, as well as taller doors and floor to ceiling heights.
Bringing the outside in
In addition to large windows, every home in the Heritage Collection features either large patio or french doors to allow natural light and air into the property. This also brings the outside in, and provides greater harmony between the home and the garden, giving you even more space.