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Stately-Albion Kensington: Magnificent Monochrome!


An imposing entrance leads up three steps from the block paved pathway and into a fabulously modern monochrome kitchen ahead of the spacious entrance hallway…

We’re at PettyChar Court in West Sussex and we’re reviewing the Stately-Albion Kensington show home on this new park.

We’re instantly impressed by the wow-factor of the kitchen. The surface of the grey granite sparkles in the light from the ceiling spotlights set between two roof lights which ensure this is a light and airy room.

Two sumptuous black leather chairs with chrome bases are up to the breakfast bar side of the central unit. On the other side is a cabinet, drawers and a wine cooler.

The large black induction hob catches our eyes next, with an arch-shaped extractor above. A dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer are all hidden away, integrated into the vast storage cabinet arrangement that runs all of the way around the kitchen. The oven and microwave, side by side, are built into the units, conveniently at waist height.

The top cabinet drawers are finished in delightfully modern matt pale grey; the splash-back is pale grey and mid-grey gloss tiles emphasise the wall where the sink unit sits; all these elements combine to create an awesome kitchen.

Bright floor-level lights, plus down-lighters focusing on the surface on each side of the hob, create stunning lighting design.

The kitchen is so magnificent that it seems hard to turn away from it, to explore the rest of the home.

The dining area is in an alcove created by windowed walls. Bright blue lights are set into the bases of the two windows on each of the walls.

The furniture is stunning: Six black-upholstered comfortable chairs surround a black glass table that stands on an amazing central base, made of a chrome bar diagonal one way going through two diagonal opposite-direction grey wooden supports down to the base.

The separate lounge runs the whole width of the home. The same stunning table base design is here in the form of a coffee table.

Two settees and an armchair are upholstered in matt coffee-coloured leather, plain and modern, facing the focal point of the room. That’s a white fireplace with a white stone effect glow-fire. Remote controlled colour-changing lights illuminate rippled side sections.

A deep-pile grey carpet leads to the main bathroom, which has a freestanding bath on a raised area with three lights set into the step. Lighting is a feature of the vanity unit, too, with spotlights set above the mirrored cabinet suite and a row of bright LEDs beneath it.

The main bedroom has a cathedral shaped window leading the eye up into an angular faceted ceiling.

A feature radiator finished in matt grey sits beside a large dressing table that has just a suggestion of distressed reclaimed wood styling.

An ottoman cabinet and the bedside cabinets are in the same style, plus a tall chest of drawers together offering ample storage space. And there’s more: A whole room of storage with a huge shoe rack, a multitude of shelves, two hanging areas plus a dressing table with nine drawers. Lights are set into the dressing table mirror and there is a full length mirror in an alcove.

The en suite shower room is fully tiled in pale grey with a contrast of two textures, both matt stone-effect.

The second bedroom décor is shades of palest grey with just a hint of peach in big, subtle flowers on the bedcover and curtains; in common with all of the curtains in the Kensington, they are secured by neat brushed steel loops.

As we leave the glorious Kensington we notice, again, the fabulous marble tiles in the entrance hallway, matching those in the kitchen. Little wonder the Kensington is a popular choice among park home buyers!



Abercarn, Newport NP11 5AR
01495 244472