A talented local youngster is becoming Oxford’s youngest ever architect following a region-wide search.
Our Thames Valley division launched a hunt for imaginative ‘Archi-tots’ aged between four and nine, asking them to design their very own house of the future.
Elva, from Oxford, created a home which featured a wave machine pool, moving stairs and solar-powered air shooters. The house impressed our judging panel based at The Steeples, on Stevenson Crescent, with its sustainable features and well thought-through design.
As the Thames Valley’s new ‘Archi-tot’, Elva has been awarded a prize of £150 in art vouchers - and may even see elements of her design incorporated into our popular Heritage Collection.
Elva’s house design of the future also included a zip wire, slide, sleeping pod and movie room.
As well as her prize, Elva’s school will also receive artwork vouchers to encourage all her classmates to get creative.
Sarah Boyce, Sales Director for the Thames Valley, said: “We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation, so our competition was aimed at encouraging young people to take an interest in design and construction. We were delighted to name Elva the winner – while we had lots of entries, her considerations for sustainability really stood out.
“At Redrow, we strive to be at the forefront of design and innovation, and are committed to building responsibly – and we were so impressed that our values were reflected in Elva’s design that she just had to be the winner!”
There are a number of three and four-bedroom homes available at The Steeples, with prices starting from £542,499. Not only is there a selection of excellent private and state schools nearby, but the John Radcliffe Hospital is also within walking distance. Just off the A40 and a short distance from the M40, travelling couldn’t be easier, and with direct trains to London from Oxford or Oxford Parkway in less than an hour, you couldn’t be better placed.
For further information about homes at The Steeples, or to book an appointment, please call 01865567433 or visit: www.redrow.co.uk/thesteeples