Would you like to register with us or sign in?


Design for older living at Portland Gardens

With help from the expert hand of interior designer Blocc, Crest Nicholson has crafted a number of luxury show apartments at its Portland Gardens development in Marlow, designed specifically with older living in mind.


Set amongst a riverside oasis in one of the most sought-after areas in Buckinghamshire, two bedroom apartments at Portland Gardens strike a balance between elegant luxury and sophisticated contemporary design rarely seen anywhere else.


As Pat Nightingale, Sales Director at Blocc, notes, many residents at Portland Gardens’ apartments are downsizing from much larger properties within Marlow and the surrounding area. That’s why each step of the way, maximising space has been at the forefront of designers’ minds at Portland Gardens. Whether its washing machines being tucked away in cupboards under the stairs, coffee tables that can double up as foot stools, or studies that can be used as bedrooms, residents can rest assured that apartments at Portland Gardens will mean absolutely no compromise on the lifestyles that they’re accustomed to.


Pat has also made sure that space is aplenty around chairs and tables. She explains that “not only does this leave room for walking frames, but it also takes away the fear of tripping over something by your feet.”


When downsizing, people often make changes within their homes that they never would have done otherwise. That’s why it’s so important to judge the choice of furniture and colour schemes to perfection. Pat comments that “the softer, airy and neutral colours seen at Portland Gardens enhance light and space, reflecting the idyllic riverside location that the development is set in.”


Ultimately, it is this fine eye for detail that sets Portland Gardens apart from other developments when it comes to older living. Not having to cram things into a small space is essential for those who are downsizing from larger properties, but it’s also important not to compromise on style, and that is exactly what has been delivered at Portland Gardens.


Homes at Portland Gardens are available from £599,950, and go up to £1,575,000. To ensure you don’t miss out on the final few homes available, please visit the Marketing Suite, which is open Monday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Alternatively, call 01628 565 372, or visit
Back to top

Cookies on the Crest Nicholson website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Crest Nicholson website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

More info