Own your own Buckingham 'palace' fit for your little prince or princess
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent more than £1million getting their apartment at Kensington Palace ready for the arrival of their baby, but parents in Wolverhampton can own their own Buckingham ‘palace’ for around half the price.
Compton Park is an exclusive development of large and luxurious properties from Redrow’s sought-after New Heritage Collection. The almost palatial and aptly named ‘Buckingham’ five-bedroom home is now build complete and almost ready to move into.
It’s ideal for those who, like William and Kate, have had or are expecting a new addition to their family.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), says: “All parents have an instinct to nest and get their home ready for a new baby, but the majority can’t stretch to the £1million-plus reportedly spent on renovating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s apartment at Kensington Palace ready for the birth of their first child. Although not quite on par with a royal residence our Buckingham ‘palace’ does enjoy its own sense of grandeur and a high specification that’s fit for a little prince or princess.”
Traditional on the outside, the Buckingham is inspired by the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era with features including a double height front bay window and an arched porchway.
Step inside and the light and airy nature of the property is immediately apparent, thanks in part to the higher than average ceiling heights.
At the heart of family living is the open plan kitchen, breakfast and family area that provides a multifunctional space where families can work, rest and play together, cooking, dining or simply relaxing. The adjoining utility room offers a convenient space for the washer, dryer and boiler.
The kitchen is well-equipped with integrated top brand name appliances with silestone worktops that complement the floor to ceiling cabinets and extra wide drawers.
There’s also a dedicated dining room for more formal entertaining, plus a separate lounge to sit back and relax in.
All five bedrooms in the Buckingham are doubles and, as well as the family bathroom, there are no fewer than four en-suites; all of them equipped with elegant sanitaryware, ceramic floor and wall tiles and high quality fixtures and fittings.
The master bedroom enjoys the added glamour of a dressing room.
“The Buckingham is ideal for families who want a degree of flexibility to their living arrangements and customers are fee to use the space available in a way that fits their lifestyle,” Pauline adds.
“A dining room is great for formal entertaining as it keeps guests out of the kitchen, but those who want to show off their culinary expertise may prefer to dine in the breakfast area and put what would have been the dining room to use as a study. And those who don’t need all five bedrooms for sleeping could give little ones a play room, provide a TV lounge for children or create a home gym.”
The Buckingham at Compton Park, off Compton Park West, is ready to move into from £599,995.
To find out how you could own you own Buckingham ‘palace’, visit the sales office and show home, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.
Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.