Show home room by room - The Buttermere, Greenhithe

Posted 6 July 2016 by Helen Christie

WhatHouse? takes a look at this charming family show home in Greenhithe, Kent and finds out some of the style details room by room...

The UK is a nation of property watchers according to new research by Direct Line home insurance, with 29% perusing real estate websites on a regular basis to search out new interior design ideas.

However, purchasers at Bellway Homes’ new development St Clements Lakes in Greenhithe, Kent have had the hard work taken out of their hands; rather than spending hours online, they can pick up fantastic ideas from the  show homes available to view on site.

The Buttermere show home at this new collection of three- and four-bedroom homes situated in a tranquil lakeside setting, offers purchasers an example of how potential buyers can utilise the space and furnish their new home. Specially designed to illustrate all aspects of modern family life, Bellway is encouraging potential purchasers to visit and see the expertly designed interiors for themselves.

Emma Denton, head of sales for Bellway Homes Thames Gateway, comments: “You only have to turn on the television to understand the UK’s passion for everything property so we are not too surprised by the research results. We like to feel we are giving our customers more than just a high quality home but also a sneak preview of how the space can be utilised and furnished.”

Amy Fogden, account manager at Show Business Interiors, the designers of St Clements Lakes’ show home, explains: “As the key focus of the development will be the lakes, in particular the stunning one as you enter the site, we took this as our main design element. We used a fresh colour palate of cool blues, greys, and silvers, to emulate the surface of the water.”
Amy explains: “In the Buttermere, the four-bedroom house, we wanted to create a real statement house, so as we’re not too far from the capital here we took influences from London, creating an urban, contemporary feel. The house is decorated with lots of grey, black and white, with touches of metallic and dark woods for contrast. It’s very glamorous.”The Buttermere living room

The young girls’ bedroom for example has a large, plush headboard that’s quilted in cream fabric, and the bed is draped with a golden throw and sequinned cushions, and a statement lampshade lights up the room.

The Buttermere girl's bedroom
The homes at St Clements Lakes have spacious living areas and a contemporary specification perfect for modern family living. Kitchens are fitted with stylish units and integrated stainless steel appliances.The Buttermere kitchen

Residents are spoiled for choice with local amenities. Neighbouring towns Gravesend and Dartford both offer extensive retail options, including thriving high streets. Closer to home, Greenhithe is a popular town offering a range of local pubs dotted around the area, a large Asda superstore and Crossway Business Park, and the impressive Bluewater Shopping Centre is within walking distance of the development.

These new homes in Kent are served by excellent transport connections, with Greenhithe train station located a short walk away, offering direct services into London Charing Cross in 50 minutes. Ebbsfleet International train station is also nearby, offering high speed services to London St Pancras in just 19 minutes, and international destinations including Paris and Brussels. St Clements Lakes benefits from convenient road connections with the A2 within easy access, providing onwards travel to the M2 and M25.

Prices at St Clements Lakes start from £479,995, with selected homes available through Help to Buy and Part Exchange.

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