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Inspiring interiors at The Asters in Sunningdale

3rd September 2013 Print
The Asters

When it comes to styling a multi-million pound show home, only the most aspiring interiors to epitomise the grandeur of the new homes through the interior design choices make the cut, especially at Bellway’s distinguished development, The Asters in Sunningdale, Berkshire.

Jamie-Lee Tegg, Interior Designer at Alexander James explains the design concept for White Heath, the show house at The Asters: “We always want to create interiors the purchaser can aspire to; White Heath gave us an exceptional setting to work from, so the interiors needed to reflect this. The entrance hall is the gateway to this exquisite home, so we wanted to emphasise the open space with a polished floor tile running through into the kitchen / family breakfast room. We’ve used a round table in the centre which has an ebonised oak top and a hammered polished nickel base, which is a really elegant piece with beautiful lines. This was dressed with an oversized silk floral arrangement emphasising the space and height and a sumptuous pin stripe patterned rug to draw everything together. A traditional shaped love seat and side table takes advantage of the space underneath the staircase, offering a quiet haven in the centre of the ground floor.

“The kitchen / family room is the perfect location for family living, it’s the heart of the home, and we’ve reflected this with a painted kitchen in grey shaker style with black granite worktops and an oak breakfast area.

“The beautiful landscape outside is not something we could have ignored, so we brought the outside in by adding two bay trees at the far end of the kitchen, by the large concertina doors overlooking the garden. With the family room tucked around the corner, we opted for a comfy style linen sofa and rustic wood furniture finishes elsewhere and used a tall window effect mirror to create the feeling of openness and light.

“We decided the drawing room should remain very traditional and formal, using a number of textures such as dark wood furniture with a fabulous 3D effect front, to contrast with the embroidered velvet. Finishing touches like the chenille thread scatter cushions with a hint of sparkle and ruffles add some depth to the room. However, the vibrant purple velvet sofas make an impact against the otherwise monochrome colour palette.

Jamie-Lee Tegg continues, “Our vision for the master bedroom in White Heath was to create the feeling of a grand boutique hotel as soon as you walked into the room. The winged deep buttoned upholstered headboard in sumptuous crushed velvet really gives the wow factor and the dark wood with chrome detail bedside chests illustrate the size of the room. The bed is dressed using crisp white linen with added silver tonal textures to the throw and scatter cushions; it really is pure luxury.”

Located in one of the UK’s most desirable residential areas, The Asters is an exclusive development of four individually designed six bedroom detached new homes in Berkshire, each set within a mature landscaped garden and accessed via a private gated driveway with a videophone entry system.

These four new homes expertly blend classic exterior styling with an exceptional specification to offer the finest in contemporary living. Internal accommodation consists of five well-appointed bedrooms, five bath / shower rooms, five reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room and cinema room or 6th bedroom. Selected properties also benefit from an additional au-pair/grandparent suite and each house has a double garage and driveway.

Situated off Devenish Road in the idyllic Berkshire village of Sunningdale, The Asters is ideally positioned to benefit from the outstanding local schools and amenities that serve this exclusive area. Convenient access to excellent road and rail links goes further to establish this development as an ideal opportunity for those looking to purchase a new home in Berkshire.

This area is celebrated for its truly exceptional educational facilities. Of course Eton is close at hand as well as other public schools of note, but also two world class international schools nearby - TASIS (The American School in England) and ACS International School. This then is a truly exceptional area for families seeking educational excellence for their children.

Sunningdale itself is a charming village, with a nearby golf course almost on your doorstep at The Asters. For the golf enthusiast looking for variety the world renowned Wentworth, Ascot Heath, Swinley Forest and Windlesham Golf Clubs are also within convenient reach. Close by are a variety of upmarket bistros, bars and restaurants, as well as fine independent retailers and a local Waitrose. In the surrounds you'll find country clubs and health spas offering quite exceptional facilities.

The village is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. To the north lies some of the finest stretches of the Thames as well as Windsor itself, with its celebrated castle and Great Park. In between these picture postcard villages, is an enchanting countryside and Ascot racecourse.

The local area is home to some of the very finest restaurants in the south of England. In Sunningdale itself you'll find Sir Michael Parkinson's The Royal Oak, offering British cuisine created with Michelin Star excellence. Not to be ignored is The Latymer at Pennyhill Park with its two Michelin stars, and the three star Michelin restaurants at nearby Bray – the Roux Brothers' Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal's now legendary Fat Duck.

While providing a truly delightful rural setting, Sunningdale enjoys excellent transport links. Junction 3 of the M3 is nearby offering fast, direct access to the M25 at Junction 12/2 and from there the M4 at Junction 15/4B. London Waterloo is around 50 minutes away by train from the village station and Heathrow Airport is a little over 10 miles away whenever you need to fly for business or pleasure.

Prices at The Asters start from £2,894,995 and are available with Bellway’s part exchange scheme. This means buyers are able to sell their current home and the whole process can be completed very quickly, with all estate agent fees and valuations are taken care of as a member of Bellway will explain and guide you through the whole process.

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