Luxury New Townhouses In A Clifftop Location With Spectacular Waterfront Views

Berkeleys is delighted to offer for sale The Vistas, a trio of luxury new townhouses, located on a rarely available clifftop position overlooking Poole Bay in Bournemouth Dorset.The VistasWEBOffering contemporary architectural design, these three 3/4 bedroom townhouses sit within easy reach of the sandy beaches of Alum Chine, Bournemouth. The unique combination of location and lifestyle suggests these homes are equally attractive to both holiday home buyers and local families searching for the perfect coastal home.
Located in a superb position on the clifftop, The Vistas is within approximately 50 metres from the pathway leading to the promenade and sea below. This quiet residential road lies equidistant between the town centres of Poole and Bournemouth, with a bus service passing nearby.

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Built to high standards combining intelligent space-planning, energy efficiency and stylish interiors, the houses are now ready to move in to.
In addition, the main living area features floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening out onto the south facing clifftop. The contemporary, fully equipped kitchen features Siemens appliances and a handy wine cooler. There is a separate fully fitted utility room with Sigma units, sink and washer dryer.

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Private south facing gardens leading to a communal clifftop garden area provide exhilarating coastal outdoor space and an unrivalled private vantage point from which to enjoy bay life, including yacht racing and the Red Arrows displays during August Bournemouth Air Show. The nearby Chines, Tropical Gardens and pirate ship playground add further family entertainment and enjoyment.

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Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Sandbanks And Poole Harbour, Dorset

This week Berkeleys features a stunning penthouse apartment for sale with panoramic sea and harbour views, chosen as it embraces the ultimate summer lifestyle. The contemporary interior and large 1,600ft terrace combine with an open plan living area, luxury rational kitchen to create a combination of indoors/outdoors living.

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The Daytona penthouse offers a wonderful fusion of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary interiors with every detail catered for to achieve easy modern living.

A beautiful coastal location in Dorset.

Daytona penthouse is ideally situated for the shores of Poole Harbour, with its extensive yachting facilities and marinas, which are within 500 metres of the property. The award-winning beach at Sandbanks is approximately half a mile away with the chain ferry to the Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coast just beyond. For boutique shopping, café culture and spas, Canford Cliffs Village is within two miles and Westbourne Village, with its eclectic bars, restaurants and Victorian shopping arcade, is approximately 3 miles away.

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What makes Daytona unique?

Daytona is an exclusive development of just 3 duplex apartments set in a quiet location, with accommodation that extends to approximately 3,000 sq. ft and a large 1,600 sq. ft terrace with stunning views. The open plan living area, luxury rational kitchen with Gaggenau & Miele appliances, 3 bedrooms with fitted Hulsta wardrobes are stylish and modern. Porcelanosa floor tiling in the hall, kitchen, dining area, en-suites and bathroom offer cool comfort in the summer. The custom made feature staircase and the bespoke internal doors with chrome door furniture are complementary design features. The garage has an electric up and over door and the property is secure withy electrically operated security gates.

Evening Hill is famous for its wonderful summer sunsets – come and see for yourself.

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The Property Market in Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset

It’s encouraging to see that there is movement in the property market here in the UK. Good news at last.  We thought you might be interested to know what the current activity is in one Dorset’s most prestigious residential areas: Branksome Park. We have researched local property market activity for you and here are our findings…

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Branksome Park is one of Poole’s most affluent areas, offering a variety of house prices from small 1960s flats costing just under £200,000 to mansions costing well over £3 million. Since the turn of the 20th century, those who wanted larger areas of land, were seen to make the move from other areas of Bournemouth into Branksome Park. With some excellent schools nearby, privacy but not isolation, blue flag sandy beaches within walking distance and Westbourne village close by; the area remains ever popular with local residents and home buyers moving from outside of this area.

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The above figures for Branksome Park show that the area has achieved a top price of £486 per sq. ft. across all sales. In the market sector for homes over £200,000, sales of just over £17million have been recorded this year, and for flats, sales of £14million have been recorded to date.

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Of considerable interest is that 81 homes for sale have been recorded year to date in the >£700,000 sector. With Branksome Park Conservation area and its magnificent tree-lined roads still very popular, the area offers both space and tranquillity.There are currently 22 homes for sale in the strategic price band of £1 million to £2 million. The number for homes for sale remains high and offers a wide choice for buyers.

Although fewer potential buyers are viewing homes for sale currently, the market is far from “quiet” at this point of the year.  It’s always a great time for people to be researching what they might want to do in the new year; whether they are changing job and moving to the area, where and in which street they might want to live, and moving into the catchment areas for the best schools, as applications get underway for the following academic year. We also know that there are a number of buyers in the area who are searching for second homes or holiday homes.

The team here at Berkeleys feels there is a greater enthusiasm from our potential buyers, and we have a higher volume of walk-in enquiries to our office in Canford Cliffs, researching what homes may be coming to the market soon.

Of course, there are still negative notes, not least (i) the possibility of a mansion tax at some point after the next UK election, curtailing run-away demand in the top end of the market and (ii) the overhang of the large number of properties which are still for sale in all segments of the local market, some of which are over-inflated in their pricing.

Read the full report on Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset on our website. www.berkeleys.com or visit us to obtain a printed copy of this report. We look forward to welcoming you.

Boat Shows, Boathouses and Bournemouth Air Festival.

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 13th – 22nd September 2013 and Berkeleys will be calling in to enjoy this impressive on-water event. Living amongst a passionate sailing community here in Poole Harbour, it is our must-visit show of the season.

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Will things be different at the Sunseeker stand now Dalian Wanda has taken over the helm of this International luxury yacht-maker based in Poole harbour, Dorset? They do promise that their finest luxury yachts will be present including the sporty new San Remo and the impressive Manhattan 73 Sunseeker – Stand C080 and Pontoon M549.

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With Bessie Ellen confirmed in the line up for the Feature Boats attending the show, we can enjoy the history and heritage of sail boats alongside the latest boat launches and yachting technology.

Don’t miss these 10 beautiful homes with boathouses situated across England, and celebrated by the Telegraph online this summer. Simply stunning.

In August this year, you can also see some magnificent war ships in Bournemouth Bay during the Bournemouth Air Festival including HMS Northumberland and HMS Monmouth. The schooner L’ÉTOILE will also be visiting, she was built in the shipyard of Fécamp, France in 1932 and took part in the Second World War. What a beauty!

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Enjoy this fabulous, sunny summer with sailing and schooners right on your door-step here in Dorset.

Sandbanks breezes into The Good Beach Guide 2013

Sandbanks has been the recipient of some wonderful feedback this year. If online consumer recommendations are the way forwards, as we are led to believe, then Sandbanks must be very happy. The summer season has yet to begin.

Firstly, Tripadvisor users voted Sandbanks into the Travellers Choice Top 10 UK Beaches 2013. Beach fans voted where they are heard by one of the worlds most popular unbiased holiday review websites.
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More recently The Good Beach Guide included Sandbanks in its Good Beach recommendations for 2013. The Sunday Times also recommended it as a good guide if you are thinking of buying a coastal home. Published by the Marine Conservation Society, the Guide is rich in environmental details, and it rates over 700 beaches nationwide by water quality.
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When Sandbanks was famously flagged as the fourth most expensive place to live in the world way back in 2008, it opened the door to a wave of media attention focused on its superhomes and luxury lifestyle. But there is a fresh appeal to Sandbanks and the story is now being told by a new powerful beach-loving voice.

That voice is reaching more home buyers seeking to tap into the appeal of the Sandbanks coastline. What’s more, if you look at the sold house price data for homes in Sandbanks over the last twelve months, there have been a healthy number of holiday home sales between £300,000 to £500,000. Yes, the contemporary waterside homes are significantly more, but the peninsular also offers many ideal modern family holiday apartments too.

Local investment in amenities like the cafes, playgrounds, lifeguards’ facilities and watersports really has made the area a perfect family destination whether you holiday there or take a step further and purchase a holiday home.
657On a final note voting in favour of Sandbanks, we have been enjoying these wonderful coastal photographs, by ‘manonabeach‘ posted onto his facebook page. Asking the question, “what does the beach mean to you?”, he answers it both visually and verbally through a series of photographs and online interviews. Could this be yet more approving voices we hear from the seashore?
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May modernist homes and interiors

The MidCentury Show in London takes place on 12th May at Lords Cricket Ground. Every year it seems to gather yet more interest and popularity and it is easy to see why.

50 top modernist dealers attend the show, selling interior design classics including Wegner, Eames, Jacobsen, Nelson and Day. Lords’ Midcentury Modern show itself overlooks the stunning Stirling Prize winner of a raised pod, the Media Centre designed by Future Systems which, for all architectural trainspotters out there, was the first aluminium, semi-monocoque building in the world, built and fitted-out in two boatyards using boat-building technology. You can also take in a view of the Mound Stand, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and the Grandstand designed by Nicholas Grimshaw if you visit.

Poole, Dorset has always been the home of many outstanding original modernist buildings, including the Harbour Heights Hotel in Sandbanks, open for all to visit and enjoy. Many coastal homes built more recently in Poole exude strong modernist architectural influences like this stunning home in Branksome Park, Poole.

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Any committed modernist fan could not help but have noticed the influence of the Mad Men series this season, in all its 1960s glory. There is a wonderful 1960s photo-gallery published by the Telegraph this week which features the best of 1960s homes currently for sale.

And good news for modernist purists. Eileen Gray’s original 1920s modernist home “E.1027” in coastal Roquebrune, Cap-Martin, South of France is undergoing extensive renovation and will be open to the public later in the year. Add to the list of summer pursuits!

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A retrospective exhibition of Eileen Gray’s work opened in March at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, but hurry, it ends 20th May, 2013. She was the reclusive Irish architect and designer, now recognised along with her nemesis Le Corbusier as one of the key figures of Modernism.

Finally, contemporary modern homes for sale, with a modernist twist, are celebrated in this beautiful photo-gallery published by Yahoo! this month.

May modernism abounds.

Luxury Coastal Properties – Western Avenue, Poole, Dorset

This year Berkeleys has been delighted to list some exceptional luxury coastal properties in Poole, Dorset offering those searching for their dream home, the prospect of making it a reality. Welcome to Western Avenue, Poole, Dorset, England.

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This exceptional luxury contemporary home is close to the Poole coastline. The home has an excellent brand provenance from well-respected local developer, Clark Estates UK. Coupled with a seal of the construction industry’s approval – a 2011 Premier Guarantee Excellence Award – this magnificent home features outstanding modern linear architecture, faultless interior design and the latest building and services innovation, having been completed only just over a year ago. Set within a mature one acre plot, this home offers the reassurance of security and privacy, being accessed via a tall walled frontage with remote-controlled gates.

Within the house, the entertaining areas are expansive. They feel wonderfully open with high ceilings and a central galleried atrium. Along with the use of latest technology, the home offers premium features like the climate controlled wine cellar with space for 900 wine bottles. For the serious chef, there is a second separate professional kitchen equipped with a large stainless steel range by Wolf and a stainless steel Sub Zero fridge / freezer.

Family wellbeing has been fastidiously addressed with the inclusion of an indoor pool, gym and shower room. The master bedroom’s private sun-bathing balcony affords a sweeping outlook across the private grounds. Situated in the Conservation Area of Branksome Park, Poole with close proximity to the award-winning Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks beaches, this sylvan super-home is the height of discreet luxurious living.

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If you are searching for luxury coastal properties in the Poole, Dorset area, we would be delighted to discuss individual preferences and to assist you in your search for your perfect dream home.

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