Property Match of the Day – West Ham Utd v Bournemouth
If you were earning thousands of pounds a week as a top professional footballer, what kind of new home would you buy? That’s the question the Whathouse.com team has asked itself ahead of the third week of fixtures in the new Premier League season as we look at two teams located in interesting property areas.
In East London, Dimitri Payet signed from Marseille to West Ham United for £12m this summer and is rumoured to be on £70,000 a week – enough to give him an impressive choice of potential new homes to choose from. Proximity to the home ground and training facilities will be important, and within just a short drive from both, Payet and his colleagues can choose from high-rise Docklands apartments with panoramic views, leafy suburban executive homes or a bespoke home in a secluded Essex countryside plot.
Bournemouth’s record signing, Tyrone Mings, arrived from Ipswich Town this summer with an £8m price tag, but has yet to score, the team having lost their first two games without a goal. He’s certainly picked a winner from a property perspective, with delightful coastal resorts and beautiful countryside to choose from, among which is one of the most expensive residential addresses in the world, Sandbanks, on the edge of Poole Harbour.
Here are our suggestions for the best new homes available for these teams’ players right now...
For the West Ham team...
‘Montagu House’, Emerson Park, Havering (CALA Homes) - £1.75million
This is the final one (of three) brand new executive homes left for sale at the exclusive, gated Astwood Gate development on the east London/Essex border, under 20 minutes’ drive from the West Ham training ground. The buyer can have the benefit of a part exchange on an existing home or stamp duty paid on it.
With over 4,200 sq ft of accommodation, this detached property’s living space flows from a central entrance hall, with a formal dining room, spacious sitting room, a TV room and the impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room which opens out through bi-fold doors onto the rear patio. The first floor has the master bedroom suite, family bathroom and three further bedrooms (two en suite), and the second floor has a guest suite and large games room.
Find out more at http://whathou.se/b2VhaY; 01708 473500
For the Bournemouth team...
One Shore Road, Sandbanks (Savills Canford Cliffs) – £2.65million
Sure, there are six other apartments at this prestige development but if you’re in the best league in the world, it’ll be the penthouse you’ll be targeting. Designed by award-winning Munden Robinson Architects, this property has been created to make the most of exceptional and uninterrupted views from the Sandbanks peninsula across Poole Harbour.
The curved zinc walls, set out in interlocking fish scale panels, with cantilevered glass balustrades, make this a landmark new building. It’s packed with top-name fixtures, such as the Pedini of London bespoke-designed kitchen, Gaggenau kitchen appliances and Phillipe Stark, Alape and Burbgad sanitaryware, and you’ll be able to impress your guests with the multi-zone lighting and AV systems.
Find out more at http://whathou.se/h3yWwl ; 01202 708888