Unveiled in June this year, the Florence is a distinctive residence, complete with a study and lavish furnishings that brings classical and modern idioms.
We entered the Florence via the back door, straight into the practicalities – the utility room: the washing machine, cabinets plus extra kitchen surface. Adjoining, the kitchen is stunning, with white marble surfaces stretching along both sides of the galley layout. Even the sink arrangement is awesome, with a circular sink set into the marble which is grooved to provide the draining board.
Storage is generous, with 12 deep drawers and three lower large cabinets. The microwave, grill and oven are in a stack, with cupboards both above and below.
The dining area flows into the lounge, with a gorgeous velvet-upholstered sofa plus two chairs, laden with cushions in differing fabrics in shades of cream and fawn.
One of the defining styles of the Florence is its metal-framed, glass-topped tables. Burnished gold, thin metal frames the coffee table and consoles in the dining area and hall way; it’s stunning, in a simplistic way.
The Anthem gets new styling and a new kitchen for 2018.
The entrance is amazing – a white door leads into an angled hallway with a window giving you a view into the dining area – which correspondingly also has an angled shape. That’s the defining feature of the Anthem – because the dining table is set at an angle, it looks a separate entity, rather than part of the kitchen.
The pure gloss white of the kitchen cabinets and bevelled-edge tiles looks gloriously ultra-modern. Kitchen surfaces are in three areas – the island unit, the L-shaped main kitchen area that houses the hob, oven and grill, and a side surface, beneath which the washing machine sits.
Double glass doors lead from the kitchen-dining area to the lounge. A cream three-piece suite with ample cushions and bolsters creates an ultra cosy, inviting look. A sideboard, coffee table and a square occasional table in dark coffee colour add to the elegance of this room, together with its cream fireplace housing a log burning effect fire, with a mirror above – a touch of classic styling.
The Anthem, like the Florence, has a study; it’s smaller but there’s enough space to get organised.
The Sonata has a new colour palette for this year, with updated fabrics and new tiles. The predominant wall colouring of the lounge is light beige, with a white roof, accentuated with curtains of a natural fabric. There are subtle hints or flecks of gold and silver here, replicating in the scatter cushions and carpet which is a dual tone, cream and teak.
The dining table is Suffolk oak, exquisitely designed with rounded edges and a lovely natural burr. Moving into the kitchen, there’s plenty of space to cook up a feast in here. The cupboards and drawers are all soft-close. The flooring is laminate-effect natural oak vinyl.
The changes in the bedrooms for this year are subtle yet distinctive, with the introduction of light walnut wardrobes and units.
The light fittings in the Sonata are all chrome and glass yet their design is classical in nature, slightly candelabra in style.
The Reprise has been refreshed with neutral colours and classic deep blues. It features a clever layout with separate lounge and dining area, which can be integrated by opening the double doors leading from the lounge into the dining and kitchen area. The lounge is styled in cream with blue accents in the furnishings, whilst the dining area has oak laminate flooring and an oak dining table and chairs. The kitchen is galley-style with gloss brick effect tiles in a fawn colour scheme, in-keeping with the clean colours and design of this home.
The main bathroom has the same gloss bricks as the kitchen, making it a lovely neutral environment. The Reprise is well worth a look if you like Prestige’s styles but want a completely different layout of kitchen and lounge areas.
The Sofia is an elegant home. The hub of activity, the kitchen, has plenty of storage space and a split worktop design; the five-burner hob sits on the front worktop and the sink on the worktop behind. The central extractor fan is extremely stylish and finished in chrome. The oven and kitchen cupboard space is set into the wall adjacent to the two worktops.
The Sofia is not a new home but has had a facelift for 2018, with new furniture in the kitchen and new wallpaper in the lounge, kitchen and master bedroom. It’s relaxing tones of neutrals and eggshell colours throughout the home are pleasingly teamed with the Roman blinds, scatter cushions and throws. It’s fresh, light and bright. If you like modern, clean design, then the Sofia is one to look at.
The Langdale has an all- new interior for 2018; it’s airy full of creams whites with splashes of pastel shades in the scatter cushions.
The lounge is an L-shape, with oak furniture and a feature fireplace with integrated surround and mantelpiece. The colour schemes are clean and crisp and modern; it’s neutral, so you can put your own individual style into the home without clashing with the existing furnishings.
The kitchen has a split layout with worktops and cupboards on the left and the hob, complete with chrome splash back, and oven on the right. There’s plenty of space in the kitchen, more than enough for the chef du jour to create culinary delights. Both bedrooms are well appointed, with wardrobes and units to suit the style. The en suite is compact yet practical and the main bathroom equally so.
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