Essex Life - 12 September 2014
Essex and the South East of England is set to be a vibrant hub for house building over the coming decade as developers look to provide the new homes needed to satisfy an ever-growing demand. Here Essex Life shares some of the latest local development with stunning properties that are heady to be called home.
Company Name: City & Country
Development Name: The Galleries
Type of development: this heritage development of a Grade II listed hospital comprises a rnage of historic restoration and new build homes creating a unique collection of eight stylish loft apartments. The converted apartments feature trendy internal red brick walls and unique exposed roof trusses.
What makes this development so special? The Tudor-influenced Victorian red brick buildings of the Grade II listed former Warley hospital were built in 1853 and have been expertly renovated by City & Country’s in-house team into stunning modern apartments with original features. The apartments are light and airy with an open plan kitchen/ living area. The bespoke high-gloss kitchens are equipped with integrated appliances, as are the luxury bathrooms which feature contemporary white Vitra sanitaryware and Hansgrohe chrome fittings. The apartments have all been designed around the listed building’s existing features, including the roof trusses, to make the most of the interesting angled ceiling details.
Who will these homes appeal to? The apartments would particularly appeal to young professionals as the style is eye-catching and really makes a statement; they are more likely something you would expect to see in New York or London.
Local Life: conveniently located on the outskirts of Brentwood, residents at The Galleries enjoy a prime location from which to enjoy a quiet oasis close to the diverse selection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops on the high street. The 400-acre country forest at the edge of town is an ideal place for weekend leisure.
Transport Links: The Galleries is located one mile from Brentwood station with close access to the M25.
What is the price range? Prices for the loft apartments at The Galleries start at £360,000.
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