Hollywood style properties come to Formby village
PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 May 2014
A little piece of the Hollywood Hills has been brought to the Lancashire coast. Situated just out of Formby Village, two new ultra-modern properties that would not look out of place in the Californian city have been turning heads.
The Dunes and the Sands, designed and built by local forms DK Architects and Kirklake Developers, are contemporary luxury houses set in a private and mature landscaped setting.
Each house has large open plan family rooms with a modern living and dining space and bespoke kitchen with seamless Corian and Iroko wood surfaces. Both properties also have galleried double height entrance halls leading to formal reception rooms.
Eco-friendly minded homeowners will be pleased to hear these homes tick all of the boxes. Insulation levels are far beyond a typical house plus mechanical ventilation heat recovery units (MVHR) which provide energy conservation benefits.
Developers of the Kirklake Road properties, Gavin Whiteside and Gary Marland, said the project has been an enjoyable challenge.
‘As long time local developers and Formby residents, this has been a fantastic opportunity for us to create something truly exciting and exemplary in our home town,’ said Gavin.
Gary added: ‘It’s a rewarding journey to have worked to the exacting level of detail required to produce a project of this quality.’
Light and space are crucial to these properties. Each has been built with high ceilings and large expanses of glass which look out on to private gardens. The homes present a sense of grandeur.
There are contemporary touches from the Iroko-clad curved sliding garage doors and glass and steel staircases, to the slate-lined internal walls and vast tiled floors over the extensive underfloor heating.
A whole house entertainment system with ceiling recessed speakers is included, and there is a spectaular slate lined indoor swimming pool – providing that touch of the LA lifestyle.
Each property features either five or six bedrooms and the boutique-style master suites have large dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Complementing the large areas of glazing overlooking the south facing gardens are large roof lights, that give views of the large mature tree canopies that surround the plots.
The Sands, priced £1,750,000, features a large private rear garden and a sheltered courtyard garden that draws the swimming pool and living spaces together. The Dunes, priced £1,850,000, boasts a very large rear garden with a large mature sycamore tree at its centre, plus a hidden side garden.
A combination of turf and patio spaces also create different useable areas.
Gary said: ‘We are proud to have developed these houses and feel we have added something of tremendous quality to the Formby market.’
For more information or to view contact Paul Finnegan on 07761 288016.