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First Show Home Unveiled At Central Bristol Scheme

Posted 11 June 2021 by Keith Osborne

Already 50% sold, Alliance House now has a professionally decorated and fitted show home for buyers to view...

Acorn Property Group has opened its first show home at the Alliance House development on Baldwin Street in the heart of Bristol.

Alliance House is the transformation of the former Dunlop, Mackenzie & Co buildings into a collection of 44 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each of which is available with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme meaning buyers can reserve with just a 5% deposit. Launched last November, Alliance House is now over 50% sold off-plan ahead of completing this winter. The show apartment, designed by SJP Interior Design, is the first look at the lifestyle on offer, now open for prospective buyers to view in person or take a virtual tour from the comfort of their home.

Embracing the building’s French Renaissance architecture, each home will have generous floor-to-ceiling heights and large windows letting in an abundance of natural light, with exposed brick to select apartments, alongside a high-quality specification. There’s wood-effect flooring, modern tiled shower rooms and fitted kitchens with integrated appliances and there will be carpet in the bedrooms of the one-bedroom apartments. The development will also offer secure bike storage for residents, and a secure video-entry system.

Alliance HouseInspired by Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021, ‘Ultimate Grey’ and ‘Illuminating’ yellow, the apartment’s bedroom has grey and yellow soft furnishings, paired with black-and-white framed prints and on-trend accessories including pampas grass in an antique-style vase. The open-plan kitchen and living room has a sophisticated feature wall in the shade ‘Oratory’, a dark grey with blue hints, with a curated collection of bold prints, creating a modern gallery effect. There is a balance of textures, such as the velvet grey sofa with a knitted throw, for a fun, eclectic feel which complements the sleek fitted kitchen which is standard to every home in the collection. Elements such as soft throws and leafy houseplants have been added to create a warm, cosy aesthetic inspired by boutique hotels in Bristol and London.

Sarah Bailey of SJP Interior Design says: “Alliance House is a wonderful apartment collection designed for modern living and it appeals to first-time buyers or young professionals from Bristol’s centre. Our design is inspired by chic, boutique hotels and Pantone’s Colours of the Year combination of pale yellow and grey for an urban finish. We wanted to show how a buyer can make their starter home look like a designer’s dream with an on-trend feature gallery wall and bold colours throughout.”

Robin Squire, regional managing director of Acorn’s Bristol office, said: “We have been delighted with the demand for Alliance House with buyers finding their first home here with us, drawn to the central location and high-quality finish. Our new show apartment is the first look for prospective buyers to see the intelligent design of the apartments, which creates bright living spaces perfect for a young buyer to put their stamp on.”

Alliance HouseMelanie Fernandes, associate director, residential development sales at Savills, said: “The show apartment had a fantastic launch, proving popular with appointments fully booked across the opening weekend. Eligible first-time buyers can reserve with a 5% deposit and with no Stamp Duty to pay, this is a great opportunity for those looking to own their first property.”

The building’s location means new residents can enjoy the Old City’s bars, restaurants and street markets, and also being within walking distance of Bristol Temple Meads train station and the minutes from the iconic Bristol Harbourside. On the ground and basement floors of Alliance House there will be commercial units for retail.

Prices at Alliance House start from £165,000 for a studio and from £190,000 for a 1-bedroom apartment. Find out more from Acorn Property Group.


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