To Rediscover that you Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

There’s a small village located along the banks of the Thames just west of Hampton in southwest London.  The high street is narrow and the shops, pubs and office buildings that comprise it are from another era.  In Lower Sunbury, you feel as though you’re driving through a sleepy village in Dorset or the Cotswolds.  It’s a similar feeling I had when I drove up to a redeveloped house on Darby Cresent, moments from the village centre — it looked calm and modest on the outside, but when I entered, it was a completely different vibe.  When you hear the word bungalow, you think of a lovely older couple in a one-story post-war cottage on in suburban England.  But this house in Sunbury had extra tall ceilings, a massive open plan living and dining space and a cricket ground-sized garden.  I was blown away.  The owners chose the perfect contemporary kitchen to complement the skylights and modern architecture: one from IPS-Pronorm of Richmond.