With life feeling like it’s finally starting to return to normal, we can turn our attentions back to the finer things in life, such as booking much-needed glamorous holidays and finding the perfect London home which enables us to enjoy our work and leisure time in total bliss.
But while purchasing property in the capital has long felt like a pipe dream for many, there are an increasing number of options out there that not only make it more feasible, but ideal for post-lockdown living, thanks to a shift in focus to providing outdoor space, lots of natural daylight and good value for money.
It seems fortuitous, then, that as we start to look forward to getting on with our lives again, a brand new housing development in the heart of London opens its doors. Here, we offer you a first look at TwelveTrees Park, an ideal living destination for a post-lockdown capital:
TwelveTrees Park is the latest housing development from the Berkeley group, providing 3,800 homes in the form of studio apartments, and one, two and three-bedroom flats.
However, in a refreshing move for the world of inner city property, this east London site is set in 12 acres of open green space, comprising small leafy parks for chilling out in after a long day of work, or for letting little ones run around and play.
Natural outdoor space is something we’ve all grown to appreciate tenfold after months of lockdown, and having the option to escape your home for peace, tranquility and sunshine surrounded by a bit of nature is high on our list of priorities right now. So, having this wealth of communal parkland on the doorstep is a real game changer.
Plus, 4.5 acres of the park is Wi-Fi enabled, so if a new age of working from home really is set to become a reality, you can spend the summer months outdoors with your laptop. Who needs an exotic holiday when you can top up your tan while checking your emails?
It’s also pretty impressive when you consider where TwelveTrees Park is. Situated just a one-minute walk from West Ham station in Zone 2/3, it’s a 15-minute Tube journey to London Bridge, and less than two miles away from the likes of The O2, Canary Wharf, Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford.
Transport-wise, it’s well connected – particularly when you consider that it’s serviced by three Tube lines, National Rail AND the DLR. But it’s also ideally placed for greener travel, whether you work in the city or are planning on hitting the shops or seeing a gig over the weekend, as all of these major spots a short walk or cycle away.
A convenient location with the added luxury of greener living is all well and good, but what will living here actually be like?
TwelveTrees Park boasts a 24-hour concierge service throughout the site, so all residents can feel safe in the knowledge that help is always readily available should they need it. This, combined with the community feel of the site, serves to create a welcoming home for families and professionals alike.
There’s also a state-of-the-art residents’ gym, a screening room and a modern business lounge, so keeping fit and managing all aspects of work from home can be a much smoother process indeed. It’s also reassuring to know that on those days you may not feel mentally up to schlepping to the office, you can still smash your job without having to leave your apartment block.
Of course, you don’t need to rely on these specialised areas to work and study at all if you prefer to stay at home.
The roomy apartments on offer have all been finished by interior designer, Johnson Ribolla, whose contemporary spaces combine clean, timeless fashion with practicality. From cosy living rooms ideal for entertaining, to open-plan spaces perfect for switching from work to play, these beautifully styled properties are ideal for first-time buyers, families or even established professionals.
Prospective buyers can choose from spacious studio apartments, or one, two or three bed homes, and can select from four different colour palettes created by Ribolla to make their home truly their own.
These include Sage, which is defined by pale green tones, off-whites and stainless chrome handles; Juniper, which contrasts brilliant bright white walls with rich navy blue cabinets and white-washed oak laminate floors; cool Birch, where veined quartz worktops reflect concealed warm lighting for inviting spaces; and Maple, where grey-white kitchens have fumed oak countertops, and the bathrooms have striking dark and light porcelain tiles and black metal lights.
All apartments have been built to maximise on natural light as well, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the surrounding greenery and the iconic cityscape beyond. Even on the most drab winter days, the panorama from your window will never disappoint.
If you’re emerging from lockdown filled with the drive to invest in a home of your own, or are simply looking to upgrade your inner city living experience, contact the TwelveTrees Park team today to book an appointment or arrange a virtual viewing. They can help you safely secure your dream home in the city, starting from £385,000.
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Visit the TwelveTrees Park site, or call 0203 930 5114 to book your appointment or virtual tour today.
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