18 Dec 2019
Room by Room: Show Apartment at St Mark’s Gate by Spitfire Bespoke Homes
In the exclusive Royal Berkshire town of Windsor, Spitfire Bespoke Homes is offering a rare opportunity to purchase contemporary apartments at its collection of homes at St Mark’s Gate, just south of Windsor Castle. Offering superior apartment living, the scheme is comprised of just eight stylish two-bedroom apartments and an exclusive penthouse with views towards the castle. A ground floor apartment has been transformed into a show apartment by award-winning local designer, Alexander James, who has used a vibrant interior colour scheme and contemporary furnishings to bring the space to life, showcasing everything this premium two-bedroom apartment has to offer.
Mark Swaddle, Marketing Manager for Spitfire Bespoke Homes comments: “These apartments are in an enviable location in the centre of Windsor, just a short walk to St Leonard’s Way, a street that meanders up to the centre of town and is packed full of artisan coffee shops, independent shops and eateries.
We wanted to create a show home with a luxurious atmosphere, to suit the prestigious 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.
St Mark’s Gate apartments have an attractive lobby with lift access to all floors. On entering the show apartment through a grand oak door, notable high ceilings create a sense of grandeur. Visitors are greeted with a spacious hallway, featuring beautiful ceramic tiles which run the full length of the hall and into the two expansive storage cupboards. The home also provides underfloor heating throughout.
Kitchen, dining and family area
The expansive kitchen/breakfast/family room, is the social hub of the home with an open plan layout providing a practical and flexible living space for modern day life. The ground floor show apartment is filled with natural light thanks to a set of glazed French doors, creating a seamless flow between internal and external living spaces. The kitchen is individually designed to feature a range of hand-crafted sleek gloss handleless units, high quality composite quartz worktops and a full range of integrated Siemens appliances, along with a dishwasher, wine cooler, washer drier and fridge-freezer.
Eye-catching colours have been used in an effective way to instantly create mood in the interior space. Using a vibrant palette of teal combined with accents of rich saffron, a general atmosphere of peace and tranquility is achieved in the spacious open-plan living area.
In this 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 designs provide a layer of richness, along with a variety of tactile textures. The eclectic mix of modern and contemporary one off pieces of furniture add a unique sense of character to the room.
The luxurious master bedroom suite comes complete with bespoke fitted wardrobes and a three-piece en-suite bathroom. The fitted wardrobes feature interior lighting and soft close hinges. The master bedroom has been created with a great deal of space to provide a flexible layout. Complementing the living room, the bedroom has been designed with a teal colour palette and warmth has been added using tones of grey, gold and red creating a sense of quality and style. Bathrooms feature contemporary white sanitary ware by Villeroy & Boch, with polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe and a bespoke over basin mirrored vanity unit with integrated shelving and lighting.
Bedroom two has been dressed with bold contemporary furniture and warmth has been added using soft furnishings in greens and grey tones. The ample second bedroom also benefits from a bespoke spacious wardrobe.
The main bathroom also showcases crisp white sanitary ware by Villeroy & Boch, paired with chrome fittings by Hansgrohe. Over the basin a mirrored vanity unit also includes integrated shelving and lighting.
Terrace and Exterior
A south facing terrace is accessed from the living room and provides ample space for a dining set and BBQ. The elegant exterior is inspired by Edwardian architecture using traditional brick with stone detailing, paired with modern flourishes. This is a perfect contrast to the contemporary interiors which have been designed for modern living. All apartments benefit from an allocated parking space in the gated private car park, whilst the penthouse benefits from two allocated spaces.