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New shared ownership homes to launch in Lower Sydenham: own a stylish apartment with a deposit of circa £4,500 just 17 minutes from central London

So Resi is launching a stylish new collection of shared ownership apartments in lower Sydenham, South East London, on Saturday 5 May. The homes at So Resi Sydenham will be available to buy with an estimated deposit of just £4,500 yet are only a 17-minute train ride from London Bridge.

 

Guide prices start at £90,000 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment (full market value £360,000) and at £133,750 for a 25 per cent share of a two-bedroom apartment (full market value £535,000). Only a five per cent deposit of the share purchased is needed and based on the guide prices, this will be around £4,500 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £6,687.50 for a two-bedroom apartment.

 

The homes at So Resi Sydenham are set around landscaped communal gardens and come with dedicated parking. Beautifully designed and light-filled, each apartment features an open-plan living/kitchen area with full height windows and a door opening on to a private balcony overlooking the gardens. The sleek kitchen includes the latest appliances, while fitted wardrobes to the main bedroom are included as standard.

 

Lower Sydenham station, a few minutes’ walk away, has journey times of less than half an hour to Waterloo, Bank and Canary Wharf and 33 minutes to Bond Street. The quick train ride to London Bridge brings the popular Borough Market and other attractions within easy reach.

 

Sydenham, which neighbours Forest Hill and Crystal Palace, has a strong community feel with quirky independent cafés, bars and restaurants in its centre. It also provides access to plenty of green space, including Crystal Palace Park less than two miles away.

 

For more information, please call 0208 607 0550 or visit www.soresi.co.uk.

 

Townhouses spark high interest and are selling fast at The Electric Quarter in Enfield

Anyone hoping to buy a spacious new home at The Electric Quarter, in Ponders End, Enfield, needs to act quickly. There’s just one four-bedroom townhouse left and the last collection of three-bedroom townhouses has been released for sale, at prices starting from just £479,995.

Under the London Help to Buy scheme, purchasers need just a five per cent deposit (£23,999). The government lends up to forty per cent of the purchase price, which is interest free for five years, and home-buyers arrange a mortgage for the remainder.

The smart three-bedroom townhouses offer up to 1,259 sq ft of space over three levels. On the ground floor, the main kitchen/dining space opens through French doors onto a rear garden.  There is a shower room too on this level. Two of the bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor; the third bedroom occupies the second floor, together with further generously-sized living space.

Every home is built for energy efficiency and offers the great specification associated with Lovell Homes; fully-fitted kitchens with integrated appliances and elegant bathroom suites with ceramic wall tiling are included as standard.

The Electric Quarter is perfectly placed close to a good range of restaurants, cafés and other amenities on the high street. Ponders End Recreation Ground, with a host of sports facilities, is just 100 metres away. Within a mile is Enfield Retail Park with its many furniture and DIY stores, popular restaurant chains and cinema.

Families will appreciate the choice of schools nearby, including Southbury Leisure Centre and Kingsmead School, a mixed secondary school and sixth form with academy status. Other good schools in the area include Enfield County School, a girls’ comprehensive school (two miles away) and Lea Valley High School, Enfield’s first specialist sports college (three miles away).

From Seven Sisters underground station, 4.5 miles away, it’s just nine minutes to King’s Cross and 13 minutes to Oxford Circus. The motorway network is easily accessible via Junction 25 of the M25, which is two miles north of the development.

The Electric Quarter is set to become a thriving new neighbourhood in North London, with a mix of apartments and houses designed to Lifetime Home Standards. When complete in 2019, it will provide new community facilities including shops, a library and nursery, set in mature landscaping with attractive tree-lined avenues.

The four-bedroom showhome is open for viewing at The Electric Quarter, showcasing the high quality of these attractive contemporary homes.

For more information about The Electric Quarter please call the marketing suite on 0203 811 3324 or visit www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk/developments/london/the-electric-quarter/location.

 

Vista, Chelsea Bridge

Plush Party Pads, ideal for entertaining this festive season

With the festive season drawing in, a time synonymous with parties and entertaining, we’ve put together a roundup of homes which all benefit from beautifully designed open-plan living spaces and a range of unique features ideal for entertaining guests.

Host with the most….

West House, South Holmwood

On the market for £2.95m with Grantley

West House is a five bedroom, 5000 sq. ft. home in the secluded Surrey Hills location of South Holmwood, near Dorking. Featuring sublime proportions, this light and airy property was made for entertaining. The kitchen, dining room, drawing room, family room and entrance hall all have underfloor heating, floor to ceiling windows and large terraces, making this home the ideal party pad, plus the separate kitchenette can be used for catering dinner parties. The seller is also willing to pay the stamp duty, saving the buyer thousands.

Shere View House, Shere

On the market for £2.25m with Grantley

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home in Shere, Surrey (where classic Christmas film, The Holiday, was filmed) is set within a 0.9 acre plot with stunning views over the adjoining farmland and surrounding hills. Internally, the home comprises a vaulted entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, family room and study- so there’s plenty of room for entertaining guests. The drawing room boasts a cosy energy efficient wood burner which releases heat slowly through its cast iron shell, providing the perfect retreat at the end of the night. Externally, Shere View House benefits from a private gravelled driveway with space for eight cars, a detached ancillary accommodation with mezzanine level, kitchenette and bathroom as well as a detached heritage barn style garage, car port and garden/machinery store with a beautifully landscaped front garden.

Vista, Chelsea Bridge 

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £895,000 and two-bedroom apartments from £1,220,000, developed by Berkeley Homes

Stylish and modern, Vista combines remarkable architecture, cosmopolitan homes and an irresistible London location – close to both the river and the greenery of Battersea Park. All of the apartments deliver private outside space in the form of a glass-fronted balcony, wraparound terrace or winter garden; with many offering beautiful views across Battersea Park or the iconic power station, a perfect backdrop to an evening of entertaining. Residents can burn off those extra calories after a night or two of indulgence in the luxury leisure suite which features a vitality pool, state-of-the-art gym and sauna.

 

If you’re a property developer or an estate agent looking to maximize coverage for your homes in the press and on social media, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss how we can help, on 01483 561119 or email info@housegroup.co.uk.

 

The kitchen area at the Alton Court showhome

Help to Buy now available at Copley Hanwell W7, Ealing

Help to Buy has launched at Alton Court, enabling more homebuyers to secure a contemporary, stylish London property in Ealing with a deposit of just 5%. The Help to Buy scheme means that the government will lend 40% of the home’s value – interest free for the first five years – so a mortgage for only 55% of the full amount will need to be arranged.

The homes at Alton Court provide the first opportunity for buyers to be a part of Copley Hanwell W7, the flagship regeneration and development by Broadway Living; Help to Buy is available for 20 houses and apartments, while a further 13 homes are for Shared Ownership. Each home is designed to Broadway Living’s high-quality specification and premium finish, showcased in the two-bedroom show apartment which has recently opened for viewings by appointment.

The development at Copley Hanwell W7 will involve eight phases, each with its own distinct sense of identity. On completion, the neighbourhood will offer a collection of refurbished and newly-built homes providing a range of tenures. Whether a refurbished or new home, each will offer a contemporary design and a high specification, and will be set within attractive public space.

Broadway Living is a pioneering developer of high-quality, mixed-tenure homes which is wholly owned by Ealing Council. Representing a new approach for council-led development, Broadway Living’s innovative model means that, using the profits made on private sales and rental properties, it can deliver more affordable housing for Ealing’s residents. The developer’s plans for a diverse range of homes across Ealing will meet the needs and aspirations of a range of residents and buyers with desirable, contemporary places to live.

Ealing is considered one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the capital. Conveniently located within easy reach of the centre of London, Hanwell itself offers over eight sq km of green space and is home to a mix of cafes, pubs and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets.

Castle Bar Park train station is situated at the centre of the development, offering direct services to London Paddington in 22 minutes. Copley Hanwell W7 is just a ten-minute cycle from Ealing Broadway station, which is connected by the Overground, District and Central Line train services, while Hanwell station, along with West Ealing and Ealing Broadway, will offer high-speed Crossrail services into central London and beyond from 2018.

The homes at Alton Court will be ready for occupation from Q1 2018, and are priced from £339,000. To visit the showhome at Alton Court or to find out more about Broadway Living and its developments across Ealing, visit www.broadwayliving.co.uk.

Poplar Harca wins ‘project’ category at prestigious Housing Design Awards

It was the return of the annual Housing Design Awards last night and we’re delighted to share that the entry for Poplar Harca, written and designed by PHM, won an award for its regeneration plans of the former Burdett Estate in Mile End, East London. When complete, the project will provide the area with 109 new mixed-tenure homes, a new primary school and a central community space as well as a planned renovation of the existing local mosque. Permeability is a key feature of the site, creating maximum accessibility through connecting pathways between the bordering streets and the development’s central courtyard and playground. With sustainability in mind, the studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom duplexes will benefit from 183 on-site cycle storage spaces to encourage green travel in the city.

Find out more about the winning St Paul’s Way Trust School Expansion and Burdett Estate Regeneration and the partners involved in the project.

The Housing Design Awards were established in 1948 in an effort to commend high-quality post-war development. Judged by a panel of industry experts, they are Britain’s longest-running housing awards, which showcase projects to the Government and industry contacts.

Awards are a fantastic tool for marketing and promotion, offering a respectful third-party endorsement as well as the prestige of industry recognition. If you’re unsure about the effectiveness of a tailor-made award entry, take a look at our recent blog to see just how valuable they can be for your business’ marketing strategy.

If you’ve worked on a project or development of which you are particularly proud and would like to find out more about our awards service, call the PHM team now on 01483 561119.

 

We’ve been inspired by Google’s new London headquarters

This week PHM has been inspired by Google’s unveiling of its impressive one million square-foot London headquarters, which will feature a gym, swimming pool and roof garden for employees to enjoy.

We’ve provided a roundup of homes below by our client, Berkeley Central London, offering similar amenities to their residents in the centre of the capital.

Vista, Chelsea Bridge Wharf   

Vista is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments with an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge, providing unparalleled views of Battersea Park.

Offering generous glass-fronted balconies and wraparound terraces to its stylish homes, Vista encapsulates the best of summer in London, providing a city oasis to its busy residents.

Prices start from £895,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call Berkeley Homes on 0203 811 2012 for more information.

Abell and Cleland, Westminster

This beautiful development is situated in the heart of historic Westminster, London, and comprises a collection of apartments, duplexes and penthouses set over two floors and ranging from 2,034 to 3,278 sq ft.

The manicured gardens at Abell & Cleland provide a tranquil escape in an otherwise metropolitan setting, while the private residents’ leisure complex comprises a pool, sauna and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. A business suite and full car valet service complete the offer.

Just a few penthouses remain for sale with prices starting from £4.57 million. For further information or to book an appointment to visit, call 0203 813 5884.