Design Expertise: New John Lewis-Designed Show Home Unveiled At Award-Winning Development, Ryewood
Berkeley has unveiled a new show apartment at its award-winning development, Ryewood, with bespoke interiors expertly designed by John Lewis. Launched with an exclusive event hosted by Berkeley and the leading retailer, the two-bedroom apartment is the latest addition to the scheme, offering buyers an insight into life at the sought-after neighbourhood.
With design playing an increasingly important role for buyers when choosing a new home, the apartment showcases the different ways apartments at Ryewood can be styled and lived in. Expertly designed by John Lewis, the modern interiors are inspired by Ryewood's countryside setting and reflect both the traditional architecture of the homes, as well as the relaxed atmosphere of neighbouring Sevenoaks.
Part of the Woodland Avenue collection, the show apartment is located in a prime position in the heart of the development, amongst its elegant landscaping and feature fountains. Ryewood has proved popular with first-time buyers, as well as investors, downsizers, second-steppers and families attracted to its picturesque country backdrop and easy access into London.
The two-bedroom apartment is finished to a high specification synonymous with Berkeley. An individually-designed kitchen adjoins the spacious open plan living and dining area, with dual-aspect Juliette balconies flooding the space with natural light. A charming terrace provides desirable outdoor space, while the two spacious bedrooms are served by a contemporary bathroom.
John Lewis' interiors for the apartment have been designed to mirror the contemporary lifestyle on offer at Ryewood and its setting amongst thoughtfully-designed landscaping and water features. Opulent prints and patterns feature throughout, drawing on the best of British design to create a modern English-country feel. An elegant palette of cameo tones and inky blues forms the basis for the apartment, while accents of copper flowing throughout add a luxurious twist.
Drawing on the countryside setting, the open plan living and dining area features wallpaper by Osborne & Little in a pattern of scattered leaf silhouettes. A traditional armchair and accompanying footstool in soft grey, and an antique glass mirror are complemented by modern design pieces including an angular metallic Scandivian-inspired wine rack, and hand-cut marble and bone china kitchen accessories - showcasing how comfortable and practical furnishings can be been enhanced with contemporary touches.
In the dining area, an abstract canvas by artist Ulyana Hammond with hand-applied gold leaf provides a striking focal point for the space, its city skyline design a subtle contrast to the nature-inspired features.
A timeless Art Nouveau floral-print wallpaper by world-famous department store, Liberty, features in the master bedroom and draws on British heritage - a theme which extends throughout the apartment. Set against this striking backdrop is a bespoke feature headboard, upholstered in sumptuous duck-egg velvet, while sleek bedside cabinets in white complete the sophisticated feel.
Connected country living
Surrounded by the scenic lakes and greenery of the expansive Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, homes at Ryewood are located within elegantly landscaped grounds with children's play areas, water features and open spaces.
Despite the development's rural setting, residents benefit from easy access into London from Dunton Green railway station, just a few minutes' walk away, from which regular direct train services take 37 minutes, and services via Orpington just 29 minutes. The development is also just five minutes from the popular and vibrant town of Sevenoaks, and is close to some of the country's best schools including St Thomas Catholic Primary School, Sevenoaks School and Lady Boswell's C of E school - making homes at Ryewood the ideal base for a world-class education.
Karrina Oki, Sales and Marketing Director, Berkeley Homes, comments: "We are excited to have worked with a renowned name such as John Lewis on the new show apartment at Ryewood. We've seen high demand from first-time buyers and young professionals looking for well-designed contemporary homes, as well as downsizers wanting a secure lock up and leave. The new show apartment has been designed to appeal to these design-conscious buyers, as well as provide an insight into the lifestyle on offer at the new neighbourhood.
"Homes at Ryewood offer a highly desirable blend of city and country life: a stylish modern design and high specification, set within attractive landscaped surroundings yet within close proximity of London."
Prices at Ryewood start at £390,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Also available are three and four-bedroom homes from £545,000. For further information, please visit www.ryewood.co.uk or call 01732 740402 .