Contemporary Luxury Home For Sale In Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset.

Berkeleys, Canford Cliffs office is delighted to offer for sale a striking 1930s art deco inspired home in Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset. ‘Dunes,’ – so named for its close proximity to the beaches of Branksome Chine – exudes the popular design principles of early modernist architecture with its linear style, white fascias and top floor studio with sun terrace.

Art Deco House for Sale in Poole Dorset

This home very much embraces the best of a coastal lifestyle – feel the sand between your toes on the Blue Flag beaches, go fishing, go sailing, or for the more adventurous – try your hand at the many watersports on offer along the beautiful coast of Poole Bay and Poole Harbour.

Afterwards, head home to a hidden oasis of calm, relax with sundowners on the top floor terrace, looking across the treetops of Branksome Park towards the Purbecks.  Entertain family and friends in the generous open plan living area, and open the bifold doors and spill out onto the balcony overlooking the large south facing garden.  As the twilight appears, the garden lights illuminate the tropical planting, and the sea breeze whispers through the trees, echoed by the distant sound of the sea.

Branksome Chine Blue Flag Beaches, Poole, Dorset

The sumptuous master bedroom suite offers comfort and space, and there is ample space for family or visiting guests to stay – there are 4 further bedrooms all with en-suites.  

As the seasons change, the house retains a sense of summer, remaining bright and light with its cream floors effectively warmed by the underfloor heating. On cooler nights ignite the living flame log fire which flickers gently in the lounge.

‘Dunes’ has over 3,860 sq. ft of accommodation.  It is immaculately presented throughout including the latest technology, with a cinema room and high spec audio-visual system installed.  The double garage with electric doors (reached via the driveway fronted by electric gates) ensures security for those times you have to travel away.
Branksome Chine, Poole, Dorset

Located in Branksome Park, Poole, an area synonymous with tree-lined avenues and leafy chines leading down to the sea, ‘Dunes’ offers excellent transport links by rail (London about 1hr 45m) with Bournemouth and Southampton Airports within easy reach. 

‘Dunes’ is currently offered for sale for £1,575,000.
Contact Berkeleys on 01202 708383 to arrange a viewing.

Spring Property: ‘A Winter’s Tale’…over yet, now it is ‘As you like it’… in Poole, Dorset.

Wind water, rain and pestilence. Roofs blown off; trees falling on to cars, roads and houses; Shore Road regularly closed to traffic, as the waves pounded and then flooded over the harbour wall. But Sandbanks / BH13 and BH14 have survived another Winter’s Tale and are now beginning to dust off the storm shutters in preparation for a different sort of onslaught …from tourists and developers alike.

Bournemouth Bay

 There is a fresh air of confidence about the place (As You Like It !) – even some of the new developments, often disappointing in architectural style and quality of build, have been sold and the developers are again making their presence felt in the market buying more plots. (note: one or two do genuinely shine through.) Sales volumes (the total value of property sold – at prices greater than £200,000 in BH13 and BH14 only) in both Quarters 3 and 4 2013 were nearly 50% ahead of the same figures recorded for 2012. Better still, while activity is spread across the board, it is concentrated in the broad, influential £200,000 – sub-£1 million market. The second half of last year saw sales above £2 million up from £27m to £29m (from 8 in 2012 to 11 units in 2013) and those between £1m and £2m went up by nearly 20% from £55m to £65m (from 26 units in 2012 to 37 units last year). So, the lower than average percentage increases in those top-end markets must point to there having been an even more significant rise in the more “mortgage-sensitive” market beneath £1 million.
It really is a much more vibrant market, with the return of the “domino effect” throughout the area, a feature of a healthy market – as one property sells, another local buyer fills the void – the Midsummer Nights’ Dream.

L1000465Of course, while the market as a whole still has its fair share of international and out-of-area buyers, second home owners and others, the characteristic interest from of London buyers – often prevalent at this time of year – has been somewhat tempered so far by the lack of enthusiasm to venture out and (King) Lear – because of the recent spate of foul weather. However, that trend is now correcting itself, the sun is shining again and our buyers register is growing consistently – there is strong, evident demand for family homes in the £600,000 to £1.5 million segment, as well as at the top end … and an acute shortage of stock priced for sale.

Canford Cliffs April 071

Indeed, the main issue for sellers at this juncture is the shortage of saleable stock; exacerbated, as usual, by the local property agents creating Much Ado About Nothing – into the delusion of unjustifiably high price expectations – and then fail to materialise.
We see vendors being manipulated into additional, unwarranted fee extortion, or being cajoled into accepting offers from buyers whose own property sale is decidedly rocky, if not suspect. Often, there is no real prospect of a genuine sale.

Roll on the regulation of estate agents which successive governments have promised but so far failed to deliver.

This is a market in which the cautious and wise will prosper …and the foolhardy will not – the possibility of interest rate rises is an awful spectre, especially given the high levels of debt and gearing locally. Over-pricing and the consequent delay to achieving a genuine sale could prove disastrous. Some clouds still hover ominously – the election in May 2015; UKIP – Impact on the Tory vote ? Will Clegg align the Lib Dems with Miliband? Mansion Tax? Is the recovery stable and consistent?
There is a good market in BH13; and it is active. Properties are selling – provided pricing is sensible. Wise sellers will heed the message and curb their greed. Caveat emptor – the buyers’ motto. Ne’er has there been better advice for sellers too. Make the wrong choice of agent and it’ll be a case of Love’s Labours Lost !

This article appears in full in the Spring 2014 edition of “Pines and Chines”, the magazine of the Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs and District Residents Association.

http://www.BranksomePark.com

 

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…

Bury Road House

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.

Branksome Park

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.

Bury Road House, BP

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.