On Saturday 2nd September, Berkeley will host an open day at its award-winning development, Holborough Lakes in Kent. The open day (10am - 4pm) will showcase Berkeley's Petworth properties, a collection of homes situated on the borders of the beautiful eight-acre lake. As part of the open day, Berkeley will make a contribution towards stamp duty costs, when buyers reserve a brand-new lakeside home.
The latest show home within Berkeley's prestigious Lakeside collection was recently unveiled at Holborough Lakes, and will be available to view on the open day. Showcasing the best of lakeside living at the new neighbourhood, the four-bedroom show home designed by the renowned interior design practice Honky, offers a superb combination of modern family living in a peaceful lakeside location.
Lakeside inspired interior
Located overlooking the picturesque lake, which forms the centrepiece of the development, the new show home features panoramic views across the water to the woodland beyond. These charming views have inspired the colour scheme of the interiors, which incorporates subtle tones of blues and greens, reflecting the lakeside outlook.
The new show home forms part of the desirable 'Petworth' collection of house styles, which line the lakeside boundary. One of the most sought-after property designs at Holborough Lakes, the substantial home incorporates charming features including a boxed bay window and glass-fronted balconies.
Offering light and generous open-plan living, an individually-designed kitchen adjoins a spacious family and dining area, while French doors open out to the private garden. The ground floor showcases a nautical style with soft linens and washed wood. The relaxed design is further enhanced by the furniture, which features a mix of informal chairs and benches for dining. An angular, L-shaped sofa completes the social, family-oriented living space.
Upstairs, Honky has created a contrasting design, with the first floor living room designed for more formal entertaining. Structured furniture and bold, reflective surfaces create a contemporary feel, including a glass-fronted bookcase and a striking centrepiece chandelier. Thoughtful attention has been paid to every aspect of the room to create a sophisticated style, including nickel detailing to the coffee table and cushioned stools with stylish metallic crossed bases.
Forming the focal point of the room is a beautiful piece of artwork, by British contemporary artist Jessica Zoob. Inspired by Monet's water garden paintings of Giverny in France, it pays homage to the stunning lakeside views from the adjoining balcony.
The master bedroom, with en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes, is designed as a peaceful space with a natural colour palette, while the fourth bedroom presents a contrasting style with a bold library book print creating a striking feature wall. A desk in pale wood and accompanying chair in soft grey further highlight the room's versatility as either a bedroom or study.
Set in one of the most prized positions at Holborough Lakes, the Lakeside collection has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the heritage of the area. Architecture blends traditional Kentish features with New England-style elegance, a style befitting of its waterside setting. Creating a distinctive identity for the neighbourhood, red brick and steeped pitched roofs are teamed with white timber cladding.
An ideal base for enjoying the best of the local countryside, Holborough Lakes is set in an enclave with the North Kent Downs as a backdrop. The attractive neighbourhood is surrounded by professionally maintained grounds and mature trees, with the tranquil eight-acre freshwater lake a centrepiece of the new community.
The development also includes trim trails, an excellently equipped on-site nursery, Valley Invicta primary school, village hall and private residents' gym. In addition to an expansive rural setting, residents also enjoy quick and easy access into London; trains from nearby Snodland offer rail links to Stratford International in 37 minutes and St. Pancreas International in just 45 minutes.
Prices for the Petworth property style start from £585,000. Also available at Holborough Lakes are two-bedroom apartments from £330,000. Help to Buy is available on select properties at Holborough Lakes. The open day at Holborough Lakes will take place on Saturday 2nd September, between 10am and 4pm. For further information, call 01634244666 or visit www.holboroughlakes.co.uk.