27 April 2010

The Good ‘Life’

Househunters searching for the good life need look no further after Westpoint Homes has created the perfect balance of fashionable city living and suburban bliss in Edinburgh.

Ideally located between Newhaven Road and Broughton Road in Bonnington, Life enjoys a prominent position amid Leith’s fashionable shore area and the New Town – a fast-changing district undergoing major regeneration in order to meet the evolving needs of city dwellers.

Westpoint Homes’ impressive Shared Equity scheme means buyers can make the most out of Life, with a minimum deposit of five per cent as part of the scheme which could help first-time buyers on to the Edinburgh property ladder.

The Development Director at Westpoint Homes, said: “The market in Scotland is certainly picking up and we have been very encouraged by the swift take up of homes on a shared equity basis – so much so that we have brought forward the penultimate phase.

“This incentive has very quickly turned high interest levels and footfall in to actual sales as lack of deposits may have held back sales from intending purchasers out there who may have had difficulties in saving up deposits or securing a suitable mortgage product.”

More than 60 per cent of the development has already been snapped up. The two-bedroom,
two-bathroom apartments start from £178,000 and, thanks to Westpoint Homes’ unique design package, buyers are provided the choice and flexibility to create their own dream living space with options including floor plan, kitchen finishes and tiling.

Graham added: “At Life you can literally move walls to create the right balance of openness between your lounge, kitchen and dining areas, so buyers can have a very real design input when it comes to creating a home that reflects their individual style and needs.

“The quality fixtures and fittings have been the main talking point for those who rushed to purchase properties in the opening weeks, and this flexibility has been met with very positive feedback so far, meaning that by the time you choose your paint colours, tiles, kitchen cabinetry, worktops and ironmongery, what you ultimately buy will be a one of a kind home.”

The choices don’t stop there at Life – fabulous finishes also include high-gloss kitchen units, coloured glass hobs, pull-out spray taps by Hansgrohe, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, separate dedicated utility areas and wall to wall two-person walk-in showers.

The bathrooms feature a double-ended bath tub and full mirrored walls in both en-suite and shower rooms.

He said: “Our two showhomes give people an idea of the style of apartments that are available – but we are selling off plan and buyers still have time to tailor homes to their own personal tastes in order to make the most of this exciting location with excellent transport links to the city centre on one hand and the calming shores of Leith on the other.”

With sleek and sophisticated external architecture and walk-on private balconies, juliette balconies, or private gardens at ground level, private parking and television-operated video entry system – Life just keeps getting better.

The development consists of five blocks which will house 70 apartments in eight styles, with final completion set for June 2010.

The showhome is open seven days 11am to 5.30pm and the sales complex features bathroom finishes and kitchen choices as well a scaled model of the development.

For more information phone 0131 555 6491