Ultimate family homes at Maple Place in Surrey
Space is one of the key elements required for busy modern lifestyles; sparking a trend for extensions to create huge open-plan living spaces that combine kitchens, dining and living areas in London’s smartest addresses.
At Maple Place, its new development, award-winning developer Millgate Homes has created three beautiful new homes in Kingwood that combine such a ‘super room’ with classical architecture and separate, formal reception rooms to offer the best of both worlds.
Far from being a concept new to Millgate homes, the ‘super room’ at Maple Place is based on the floor plan of Longwood Manor in Kenley, named the ‘Best New Home of the Year’ in the prestigious 2010 Evening Standard New Homes Awards, as Sales and Marketing Director, Jonathan Cranley, explains:
“We have perfected the ‘super room’ over time, inspired by a demand for spacious, multi-functional areas in which the whole family can commune and it really answers the lifestyle demands of our discerning clientele. The key is to create a space that is not only functional but beautiful enough to use as the main reception area of the home, a space to welcome guests and entertain.”
The impact of this revolutionary layout is displayed to perfection in these new homes in Kingswood, and the show home, Victoria House, in particular. Its elegant neo-classical façade belays the 5,500sqft of thoroughly modern accommodation that lies within. A light-flooded, double-height hallway welcomes visitors and provides access to ground floor space that includes a formal drawing room, study and cloakroom in addition to this home’s undoubted piece de resistance, the ‘super room’.
Spanning the entire depth of the house, this vast space encompasses the kitchen, dining room, family room and an orangery which, while open-plan and flooded with light, has carefully dedicated spaces and would provide the ultimate backdrop to family life and entertaining on an impressive scale. As befits such a central space in the home, the kitchen has been designed to be as beautiful as it is functional. Hand painted bespoke cabinets combine with a comprehensive range of stainless steel appliances to stunning effect, and include a Falcon dual fuel range cooker, an integrated Miele microwave oven, an American style fridge/freezer with water and ice and a Caple wine chiller.
It is during the summer months that this room will truly come into its own. Offering three sets of French doors out to the garden, with its heated outdoor swimming pool and pool house with fitted kitchen and shower room, the outdoor space effectively becomes an extension of the ‘super room’ – perfect for whiling away those long summer days.
Upstairs, the accommodation is just as impressive. On the first floor are four of the bedrooms - all en suite - including the master with its dressing room and private terrace. The second floor, meanwhile, has a fifth en suite bedroom and a huge bonus room which, running the depth of the entire property, is ideal for use as a sixth bedroom, games room or playroom.
While each of these three new homes in Kingswood share the ‘super room’ concept, they offer choice both in terms of accommodation and outdoor facilities. Neighbouring Asquith House, with its substantial rear garden, provides scope to create an outside space to remember and a divine setting for alfresco entertaining. Hanover House, meanwhile, has a garden which, like the others, has been landscaped by Millgate Homes’ Chelsea award-winning gardener and the added bonus of a separate summer house. The size of a double garage, it offers the perfect space for a teenage hideaway, music room, artist’s studio or gym.
Prices at Maple Place start at £2.7 million. To experience these exceptional new homes in Kingwood for yourself, visit the Show Home, open daily from 10am – 4pm.