Blackheath is a delightful area of London, with excellent amenities, wide-open spaces, and within easy commuting distance of the capital - but it’s been short on affordable up-market housing for first-time buyers until now. So in answer to the need for stylish starter properties in the area, Galliard Homes has created Falconwood Court in Blackheath Village. The scheme comprises 36 innovatively-designed 1-bed studio-suites, priced from just £295,000, as well as two 2-bedroom apartments - all set in private gated grounds, with secure parking bays and landscaped gardens. Ready for immediate occupation, and with a handsomely dressed show-apartment for buyers to view, Falconwood Court is principally aimed at providing homes for Londoners, prior to any overseas marketing taking place.
Stephen Conway, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Galliard Homes, says: “Falconwood Court is perfect for first-time buyers and Londoners. We have chosen to release the homes to the London market first, and we believe that they will sell very rapidly and we will not need to market them overseas. The 1-bed studio-suites provide a blueprint for meeting much-needed low-cost, space-efficient housing provision across the capital, and this property model could be easily introduced into refurbished or new-build developments. More projects like this are needed across London." The 1-bed studio-suites are typically 390sqft (36.2sqm) in size, and have been skilfully designed to provide highly flexible space so as to maximise living accommodation. Each studio-suite provides a living area, open-plan kitchen and bedroom/dining area, complete with a spacious bathroom/shower suite. The bedroom/dining area has custom-made pull-down bed which transforms the space into a spacious sleeping area. When the bed is folded away, it can be replaced by a pull-down veneer dining table, transforming the space into a dining area or study/home office. The bedroom/dining area is lined with bespoke floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, with sliding wood-veneer doors.
The studio-suite has a bespoke white matt lacquered shelving unit (incorporating a swivel television) which divides the bed/dining area from the living area. The living area incorporates a flat-screen television, with ample space for sofa, chairs and coffee table. The fully fitted kitchen is open-plan with sleek, ergonomically designed wood veneer base and matt lacquer wall units. The kitchen also includes dark-brown stone worktops, glass splashbacks and a range of integrated appliances. The bathroom/shower suite is spacious and luxurious, with Italian floor and wall tiles, high-gloss white suite, heated towel rail and bespoke mirrored vanity units with marble vanity tops. Other features include wide-plank engineered oak flooring, LED recessed lighting and video entry phone/CCTV security. The pair of two-bedroom apartments each provide 761 sq. ft. (70.6 sq. m) of living space with an entrance hall, spacious reception room, open-plan kitchen/breakfast area and master bedroom suite with separate dressing area, built-in wardrobes and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has built-in wardrobes and there is a guest cloakroom. The reception areas have oak flooring, whilst the bedrooms have warm, cosy deep-woven carpets.
Falconwood Court is located at 24 Montpelier Row, off Lynch Close, in central Blackheath Village, London SE3. The landscaped grounds provide a private-access footpath leading to the village centre and Blackheath Railway Station. For further information, contact Galliard Homes on Tel 020 7620 1500.