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Perfection in Purley

July 24th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge
Perfection in Purley

The exclusive Webb estate in Purley was designated a conservation area in 1983.  It is a secluded residential area which was originally farmland.  It has retained its unique atmosphere of seclusion and tranquility for over 90 years.  William Webb’s approach to development was based on the simple idea of cooperation between the architect and gardener, ensuring each road has its own character. 
 
Promenade de Verdun was named to honour the 2 million French and German soldiers who were killed in the First World War.  There is a granite obelisk memorial at the end of the simple straight road which is lined with Lombardy Poplar trees.
 
Cala Homes have designed and built two highly desirable arts and crafts style seven bedroom mansions set behind gates on this private estate of 260 acres.
 
An impressive hallway with a sweeping walnut staircase draws your eye upstairs to the first and second floors. Solid floors throughout ensure a warm and quiet home. Before going upstairs, there is a TV room fitted with home cinema system, study and wine store as well as the impressive open plan kitchen.  Double bifolding doors open up to the extensive gardens, making it the ideal space for parties and entertaining.
 
The kitchen is fitted with quartz stone work surfaces, hidden away is a pop-up television unit. The appliances featured are a double cooker, steam oven with extractor, combination microwave oven and coffee machine.  Two integrated fridge freezers with an ice maker and wine cooler, and a dishwasher complete the lavishly appointed kitchen.
 
En-suites, shower rooms and cloakrooms are fitted with Villeroy and Boch porcelain sanitaryware.  All rooms have silent, motion-sensor LED night lights.  There is a recessed television positioned for viewing from the bath in the master ensuite. Twin basins in front of a large mirror and over vanity units add to the sumptuous feeling.  The walk in shower with thermostatic mixer and diverter provides a comfortable and spacious place for refreshing and relaxing.
 
For keen fitness fans, upstairs there is a steam room, games room and an air conditioned gym which is perfect for those keen to ensure that year round fitness levels are maintained.
 
Media and communication technology is state of the art – TV/FM/DB sockets are fitted to the kitchen, reception rooms, all bedrooms, study, office over the garage and second floor rooms, as are telephone sockets.
 
Security has been carefully considered, with NSI approved alarm system, security cameras and outside lights to the front, side and rear doors. 
 
This home has been built with consideration for the environment.  Double glazed timber windows provide a high level or thermal insulation and reduced heat loss.  A real time energy monitor has been installed to help track energy usage, reducing bills and environmental impact.
 
To find out more about these home and other new homes, please contact Fine & Country New Homes team on 020 8652 2929.