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The awards are judged by a panel of property experts, from architects to property writers. Now in their 32nd year, the What House? Awards are the Oscars of the housebuilding industry, rewarding the very best achievements from Britain's housebuilders.
The What House? Awards judges commented: “This is a fantastic house. Countryside has a reputation for focusing on design and its architect, Scott Brownrigg, has excelled itself here. This property achieves many things: it has great kerb appeal, it has a sophisticated and adventurous ground-floor plan as well as a very impressive master suite, it has a specification that ticks all the boxes for a sustainable house. A great award winner.”
Tony Travers, Managing Director of the New Homes & Communities division at Countryside Properties said: “We are delighted that Kings Park has been awarded silver in the Best House category. The Villa is a great example of how modernity and exclusivity creates a fantastic family home in an exceptional parkland development.”
The Villa combines unique contemporary architecture with traditional materials to provide visual interest and textural diversity. Constructed of yellow brick with white render and timber style boarding, contrast is added through glass balustrades and roof slates to create an arresting home.
At 2,200 sq ft The Villa provides a fantastic sense of space, as well as a superb environment for both family life and entertaining.
The luxury fitted kitchen leads to the generous dining space which is enhanced by one of two contemporary fireplaces. This in turn opens into the expansive light filled open plan living space that features two large skylights, with formal and informal living areas and large bi-fold oak doors opening onto the rear garden that really creates the sense of ‘living in a garden’. On the first floor there is a guest suite with en suite, as well as another two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The ‘piece de resistance’ is the top floor master bedroom suite with its luxurious double bedroom, large en-suite bathroom with twin basins, bath and shower, and dressing room with fitted wardrobes. It also features two generously sized terraces where the owners can relax and recharge their batteries and enjoy views of the surrounding parkland and the Grade II listed ‘Grange’.
As would be expected from a house of this quality it is finished to a superb interior specification. The kitchens are fitted with white gloss and wood finish handle-less units finished with quartz white stone worktop. The SMEG appliances include a brushed steel oven with 5 ring hob and integrated extractor hood, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, whilst the floor is covered with dark grey ceramic tiles.
The stylish bathrooms feature white sanitary ware, complemented by sleek chrome accessories and ceramic floor tiles. There are gardens to the front and rear, along with an integral garage.
Within walking distance of Kings Park are a range of amenities including Harold Wood railway station (Liverpool Street within 35 minutes), plus a Post Office, supermarket, travel agent, several hairdressers, a bakery and a restaurant. The major shopping destinations of Brentwood and Romford are also nearby. Road links are superb too with the A127, A12 and M25 all within 2 miles of Kings Park. The development will also benefit from Crossrail from 2018.
The Villa at Kings Park is available at £675,000. Prices for the three-bedroom homes at Kings Park start from £399,995 to £475,000. Also available are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from £190,000. The homes under £600,000 are available with Help to Buy meaning only 5% deposits are required.
Information correct at time of publication.