12 Nov 2019
Pops of Colour Brighten Luxury Windsor Show Apartment
Award-winning housebuilder Spitfire Bespoke Homes presents its stunning new show apartment in the heart of Windsor, using a vibrant interior colour scheme and contemporary furnishings to bring the space alive, showcasing everything this premium two-bedroom apartment has to offer. Spitfire has created St Mark’s Gate, a collection of just eight outstanding apartments and one luxury penthouse to appeal to discerning buyers with an eye for style. Prospective purchasers can experience the premium on offer for themselves by visiting the show apartment tastefully designed by Alexander James Interiors.
Introducing eye-catching colours is an effective way to instantly create mood in an interior space. By using a vibrant palette of teal combined with accents in a rich saffron in the spacious open plan living area, a welcoming yet peaceful feel is achieved. Spitfire Bespoke Homes invited Alexander James Interiors to produce a bespoke interiors look for the show apartment at St Mark’s Gate, having worked with the interior designer previously at some of its other high-end properties in Ascot and Gerrards Cross.
Conveniently located just a short walk from Windsor Castle, St Mark’s Gate is in easy reach of everything that this historic town, with its strong royal connections, has to offer. Not only are the stylish interiors a highlight, each apartment has private parking, a quiet setting within a gated courtyard and convenient access to the mainline train station, making the properties perfect for professionals and downsizers alike.
Matthew Brazier, Regional Sales & Marketing Director of Spitfire Bespoke Homes comments: “St Mark’s Gate has an enviable position in the centre of Windsor and we wanted to create a show home with a luxurious atmosphere, to suit the prestigious royal location and the calibre of the scheme. The rich colours and elegant interior design create a refined feel and the furnishings help make the most of the space so that would-be homeowners can really imagine the fantastic lifestyle on offer here.”
The two-bedroom ground floor show apartment has grand proportions with an expansive open plan kitchen, dining and living space that is filled with natural light thanks to two sets of double doors leading to a wide terrace. In this living space the teal wall coverings, sofas and curtains make a bold statement building on the simple, clean lines of the white kitchen. Pops of saffron in the cushion colours add a layer of richness, along with a variety of tactile textures. The eclectic mix of furniture includes modern and contemporary one-off pieces making the style individual.
Stacey Sibley, Creative Director of Alexander James comments: “We imagined creating this home for aspirational young professionals and downsizers alike. The open plan living space is ideal for entertaining friends so we wanted the interior layout to be sociable and inviting. Along with the bold colours we have used metals such as bronze to give a sleek and sophisticated look and complement Spitfire’s renowned specification and craftsmanship.”
Highlights of the specification carefully chosen by Spitfire include a bespoke, individually designed kitchen with premium gloss handleless cabinetry, quartz worktops and a range of Siemens integrated appliances. The bathrooms feature white contemporary Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe and ceramic tiling throughout. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and the airy master bedroom also has French doors to a terrace. In contrast to the contemporary interiors, the exterior of St Mark’s Gate is inspired by classic Edwardian architecture using traditional brick with stone detailing, helping it blend with the heritage-rich town.
Windsor is a friendly and lively place to live, with a fantastic array of shops, eateries and leisure activities in the area. The independent shops and cafes of St Leonards Road, around the corner have a village high street feel. Alongside the famous attractions of the royal castle and Queen’s residence, other highlights include Windsor Great Park, which offers huge expanses of open space for walking, riding and cycling. Easy access to the River Thames gives residents of Windsor plenty of options for walking, cycling, running and of course rowing.
Conveniently located for travel, trains from Windsor & Eton Central reach London Paddington in just 28 minutes and Slough in six minutes, while Windsor & Eton Riverside operates services into London Waterloo. By road, the M4 and M25 are also nearby and Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes away by car.