Beautiful bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes are no longer just for the girls, with a rise in men demanding a greater slice of the pampering space in modern homes. And this growing trend is reflected in the delightful new ‘Blake’ property at award-winning developer Crest Nicholson’s new Harrington Mews development in West Sussex.
The five-bedroom house’s spacious main bedroom features a stunning ensuite with luxurious double sinks from Roca, as well as his and hers individual dressing rooms, providing the perfect space to get ready for the day - or night - ahead.
Crest Nicholson’s design teams have worked to incorporate the areas into their larger scale properties in recent years after an increase in the number of enquiries into specific his and hers bedroom spaces in new builds.
A growing number of buyers at the top end of the market are seeking the kind of convenient layouts usually only associated with the finest hotel suites – but at home.
Larger detached properties such as the Blake – priced at £949,950 - allow for a larger modern take on the traditionally smaller ensuite, offering both a shower and a full size bath alongside the double sinks.
The new home layout allows parents to relax and get ready in their own private area, while the rest of the family share their own roomy bathroom across the landing or make sure of the shower ensuite in the second bedroom – taking all of the stress out of the age-old wait to get ready.
Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson South, comments: “We’ve certainly experienced a growing demand in recent years for his and hers spaces in the bedroom. Perhaps it’s something to do with the growth of the metrosexual man and his need to muscle in on the bathroom and wardrobe space? We now incorporate these luxury extras into our largest properties where we can, and our customer feedback on the idea has been fantastic. Just goes to show walk-in wardrobes are no longer just for Sex and the City fans!”
Crest Nicholson’s traditionally designed Harrington Mews development is located in the historic market town of Horsham - one of the top 20 finest places to live in Britain, according to Halifax’s 2013 quality of life survey.
The exclusive development features four and five-bedroom homes – each named after poets and authors of bygone days to reflect their traditional looks – and has fantastic access to excellent local shops, facilities and amenities. Harrington Mews is also close to some of South West England’s more beautiful countryside.
Extending over 2,500 sq ft, the desirable ‘Blake’ property is ideal for families looking for an ample home, perfect for spacious living and grand entertaining.
A Crest Nicholson home is always designed with the utmost comfort and quality in mind. Inner spaces are planned to suit today’s lifestyles, but we never forget that some aspects of home are timeless. The ground floor of the ‘Blake’ features a large, stand-alone living room, with space for three large sofas for the family to gather and watch TV, or simply catch-up and relax.
Also looking out onto the green space and benefiting from natural light is the dining room. A perfect eating and entertaining area, it benefits from enough space to house an eight-person dining table: ideal for candlelit dinner parties and family Sunday roasts alike.
Through the connecting doors is the kitchen, a well-planned and perfectly functioning space featuring granite work surfaces, wine cooler, double stainless steel sink and fully-fitted A-rated appliances - including a built-in oven with extractor hood and a fridge freezer, both of which combine high performance with low energy use.
The kitchen is also fitted with water-saving Hansgrohe mixer taps, which fuse air with water to provide the power you need while reducing the amount of water you use.
Meanwhile, in the centre of the room sits an island breakfast bar, providing a wonderful space to dine or for family and friends to sit and chat with a coffee.
Across the hall, the ‘Blake’ also boasts a study area for working from home or taking time out for a quiet moment to read or relax away from the hustle and bustle.
The development has fantastic transport connections, with rail services from Horsham station just over a mile and a half away offering commuter routes to London and Croydon, as well as links to Gatwick Airport and regional centres such as Redhill and Bognor Regis.
Numerous bus routes run from close to Harrington Mews to the station, with journey times of 25-30 minutes, or if you prefer to cycle, it’s about 10 minutes. The A24 is less than 2 minutes away by car, joining the M25 at Junction 9 or taking you to the south coast at Worthing. It also connects to the A264, less than 2 miles away, the route to the A23/M23 for Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
The five-bedroom detached ‘Blake’ house at Harrington Mews is priced at £949,950. For more information please call 0870 750 8401 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/harringtonmews.