BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF PRIME NEW HOMES BRING GLAMOUR BACK TO LONDON’S METRO-LAND
Situated in the heart of Metro-Land, a title coined in the early 1900s following the growth of London’s north-west suburbs around the Metropolitan line, Alto is a collection of four ultra-prime new-build family homes. Delivered by leading local developer Amara Property, each three-storey townhouse is priced at £1.25 million and provides over 2,500 sq. ft., with contemporary features and glamorous interiors that set a new standard of living in an area once revered for its palatial style family homes.
In 1915, the Metropolitan Railway – the creators of London’s first Underground line - coined the term Metro-land to describe a band of countryside just north-west of London and marketed the area as an idyllic land for families, with pleasant cottages surrounded wildflowers. These quaint homes were soon interspersed with large family homes after the Metropolitan Railway initiated the gentrification of the area by buying up swathes of land and partnering with developers to create new residential locations that would then increase usage of the Metropolitan line into central London.
Infiltrating popular culture, the term Metro-land has grown in prominence through the decades. Before the end of the First World War George R. Sims had incorporated the term in verse: "I know a land where the wild flowers grow/Near, near at hand if by train you go, Metroland, Metroland". Metro-land further entered the public psyche with the song My Little Metro-land Home, whilst in 1997, Metroland was the title and setting for a movie starring Christian Bale based on the novel of the same name written by Julian Barnes.
Following mass development throughout the 20th century new developments are less frequent and typically of higher density than the grand family homes that are a characteristic of the area. Alto bucks the trend with a boutique collection of homes that comprise generous living spaces, as well as large rear gardens and private front driveways.
Externally striking, the design of the homes at Alto features a light brick façade and large windows set within black frames that creates a striking contrast. Providing an eye-catching element to the exterior, a large feature gable window is present in the front bedroom and fills the large space with natural light.
Spaced across three floors, each property comprises an open-plan kitchen/family room on the ground floor, with a separate entrance hall and private garage. A reception room that opens onto a terrace is on the first floor looking out into the spacious landscaped garden, as well as a guest bedroom, bathroom and study/fourth bedroom – perfect for those working from home.
The main living space is on the second floor, with an impressive master bedroom complete with large ensuite bathroom and generous walk-in wardrobe and access to a spacious private terrace. A further guest bedroom suite completes the floor. Each home benefits from access to sizeable rear gardens that are part sunken patio part landscaped.
Expertly designed, the interiors are a feat of contemporary architecture, showcasing Amara Property’s signature flair and vision, which combines traditional and contemporary features to reflect the character of the area. High specification materials and finishes have been chosen to create a luxurious yet homely ambience.
The interior palette is a mixture of soft furniture, lush light carpeting and neutral wall tones, with pastel and primary-coloured throws and pillows to add a vibrant finish to each room. There is also a golden touch across each room, with a gold-plated feature chandelier in the main living room, as well as a gold rimmed coffee table and side tables throughout the home, whilst the lampshades in each bedroom have a gold base.
Alto is situated within an exclusive area of the popular Northwood district and is in close proximity to a number of good schools, including St. Helens Girls School, Merchant Taylors Boys School and Watford Grammar Schools among others. The homes are within easy reach of excellent transport links, with Moor Park and Northwood stations (Metropolitan line) close by, whilst also handily placed for the M25, M1 and M40.
This exclusive collection of homes are priced from £1.25 million, with viewings of the Alto show house available to book via appointment.
For further information contact Amara Property on Tel: 0208 950 2873 or email email@example.com