Not all first time buyers purchasing in London want to be in the midst of the action, however finding a home that suits both work and play can be a tough process.
First time buyer, Stuart (28) was keen to find a home that could be adaptable to his London life: “It was important that I could find a suitable home in a nice area. I work in central London and although I enjoy the fast pace that comes with this, it is good to have some down time. I needed to find a home that would give me the best of both worlds.”
Stuart has found his ideal first home at Linden Homes South East, Waterside development in Earlsfield. Waterside comprises a collection of two and three bedroom apartments and townhouses, located in the beautiful King George’s Park alongside the river.
A Town Planning Consultant, Stuart is in a good position to reach central London: “Location was the key seller for me. Being adjacent to the park and in a relatively quiet area, yet just a short distance to the centre of Earlsfield, I have the benefit of peace when I want it but I am still within the grasp of the City.”
Earlsfield station is just a short walk from Waterside which links up to Waterloo in around 12 minutes.
Stuart adds: “Being a Town Planning Consultant, I work with a number of housebuilders and developers to obtain planning permission for residential developments across London and the South East. I have been really impressed that Linden Homes invest in high quality design and materials, going beyond the minimum standards required in terms of apartment sizes.”
Previously renting in Wood Green, North London, Stuart had his heart set on finding a modern two bedroom apartment in the Wandsworth/Earlsfield/Putney area: “I spent around three months researching the market and looking at properties in the area before viewing Waterside. In total I viewed around 25 homes. I wanted a home in a purpose built development which preferably had two bathrooms, a decent sized second bedroom, a balcony and a parking space – fortunately I found all of this at Waterside.”
Waterside is also blessed with plenty of open park space nearby to jog, walk and enjoy outdoor activities including Clapham, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Commons, as well as King George’s Park, right next door.
With a number of local amenities on offer, Earlsfield is described as ‘a neighborhood with a character of its own. There is a great selection of idyllic pubs and cafes, as well as shops and restaurants; the area has a village feel that is hard to find in the Capital.
All homes at Waterside have access to a concierge service and the reassurance of a secure video entry system. Every apartment has been designed to an open plan layout and comes with a fully-fitted Symphony kitchen, including the latest integrated appliances. Flooring is included throughout as standard.
Claire Gibbins, Sales and Marketing Director for Linden Homes South East said: “The apartments at Waterside are a great compromise for young professionals like Stuart wanting to experience London but also have some down time. We have had a mix of interest from a variety of age groups so it is great to see the development appeals to a wide market. We wish Stuart all the best in his new home where we are sure he will be very happy.”
On his experience with Linden Homes, Stuart said: “The specification Linden Homes offer is much higher than some other volume house builders. I would recommend other house buyers who are after a well-designed, modern home in a good location.”
Like other first time buyers, Stuart is looking forward to having a place to call his own: “Getting things just how I want them and being able to settle down and completely relax in my own space after a long day will be bliss. I am also looking forward to having my friends over, who have all been equally as impressed by the overall quality of my new pad.”
All of the homes at Waterside come with a premium specification and high quality finish that has become synonymous with the Linden Homes brand.
The marketing suite at Waterside is open daily between 10am - 5pm.
To find out more call 02087 129 246.
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