London Lite Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21 MEAN MODEST WHEN IT COMES TO THE SIZE OF YOUR STYLISH LONDON FLAT Muchmoreformymoney COMMUNICATIONS manager Jo Young, 31, lives in a two-bedroom, 804 sq ft flat in the Kennington Park Square scheme which was built by Barratt Homes. I bought the flat with my dad in April for 295,000. I didnt view any other properties, but I did look at brochures of older properties, and the layout didnt seem as good. A lot of the older flats have been carved out of a house, and can be a bit odd. I think I got a lot of space for my money -- easily the same amount of space as the period flats my friends own. Everyone who comes to my flat is pleasantly surprised by the amount of space -- lots of people have preconceptions that new-build means tiny, but it isnt always true. Buying new got me more space for my money in this part of south London. Having an open-plan kitchen doesnt bother me. I like it -- it means I can watch the TV while I cook, or speak to someone. At the other end of my flat I have a big patio, which means the kitchen and living room are always bright. My flat certainly isnt a rabbit hutch. Admittedly, the one-bed flats in this development arent as spacious, but the two-beds are generous. The rooms are really well- balanced, and I have outside space that can fit a table and chairs. Im going to get a BBQ for it soon, too. at certainly isnt a rabbitbright. My fl hutch. Admittedly, ats inthe one-bed fl this development arent as spacious, but the two-beds chairs. Im going ROOMYNEW BUILDSONTHEMARKET DALSTON SQUARE A huge one-bed flat measuring 834 sq ft, plus balcony. 269,000, Barratt (020 7241 1833) HOLLAND GARDENS Three- bed flat in Kew Bridge measuring a spacious 1,147 sq ft. 449,550 Foxtons (020 8996 6000) BRIDGES WHARF Two-bed flat in Battersea measuring 909 sq ft. 575,000, Weston Homes (0845 638 5005) MORRIS HOUSE 1,227 sq ft flat in Acton. 97,500 for 25 per cent. Shepherds Bush Housing Association (020 8743 5844) HORNSEY RD APARTMENTS Two-bed flats start from 611 sq ft, to 994 sq ft. From 285,000, Grainger (0845 262 6100) ROYAL ARSENAL RIVERSIDE Three-bed mews homes just over 1,000 sq ft. From 480,000, Berkeley Homes (020 8331 7130) BRAY COURT One-bed flat in Bethnal Green spanning 612 sq ft with living room and balcony. 250,000, Foxtons (as before) THE EDENS Thee-bedroom, 906 sq ft flat in this development in Eltham. 249,950, Weston Homes (0845 6385 016) CAMBERWELL GROVE Roomy, two-bedroom flats with 1,032 sq ft of space. From 464,950, St George (020 7708 5829) ALTITUDE 25 25-storey tower in Croydon, with two-bed flats measuring 1,180 sq ft. 395,000, DTZ (020 7408 7509) THIS SPACE South Bank University building conversion. One-beds start at 500 sq ft. From 185,000, Savills (020 7409 8756) GREAT WEST QUARTER Flats in this Brentford scheme range from 350 sq ft to 954 sq ft. From 200,000, Barratt (020 8326 7277) with index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html