New Showhome at Seven Wells is Icing on the Cake
Inspired by the vintage style of the Great British Bake Off, Walker Group’s new showhome at Seven Wells in East Calder is the perfect recipe for design success.
Designers Carol Yates and John Amabile have whipped up a wonderful confection of sugary pinks and blues to great effect in the four bedroom Canterbury showhome which is open from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5.30pm.
At the heart of this beautiful detached home is the large open plan kitchen which features units painted in a soft duck egg blue with wooden worktops. The soothing pastel tones make it the perfect environment for trying out difficult new recipes, and retro accessories like glass jars, white earthenware and wooden hearts, add a touch of whimsical charm which would please Mary Berry fans.
This impressive room also has a dining area, ideal for afternoon tea with friends, and a family room where the hardworking baker can sit and relax while waiting for the cupcakes to rise.
The lounge has an elegant country house feel with its floral curtains, understated cream cushions, nautical accessories and roaring fire. The master bedroom has a traditional, enduring appeal with an intricately carved wooden bedstead which is given a contemporary twist with shocking pink cushions.
Pink appears again in the teenager’s room which has delightful 50s inspired pink gingham bedcovers with trailing leaf pattern, while the guest bedroom has a modern four poster bed which stands out against the delicate turquoise floral patterned feature wallpaper and velvet cushions. A further bedroom borrows from the best of country house design with its striking china lamp stand, chandelier and unusual vase print curtains and cushions.
Sandy Casey, Director for Walker Group, said: “We are all big fans of the Great British Bake Off and thought the lovely pastel tones used on screen would be a great starting point for the design of our new showhome. We have noticed a lot of our homebuyers are now opting for softer looking, more traditional kitchen styles from the choices on offer rather than the gleaming chrome styles which have been so popular in recent years.
“Kitchens are much more multi-functional spaces than in the past - people want somewhere where they can cook while helping the kids do their homework, or chat to guests while preparing a meal. A sterile shiny space doesn’t always foster that kind of interaction and I think that is why people are looking for more inviting kitchen styles which more closely echo the interior of the rest of their home.”
Prices for the Canterbury housetype start from £266,000.
Just four miles from Livingston and 13 miles from Edinburgh, Seven Wells is a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes in the village.
In total 90 new homes are being built at Seven Wells, featuring a choice of 12 different house types with prices from £162,000. Seven Wells is named after the wells which supplied the villagers with water dating back to before the 1900s.
With high quality finishes and fittings as standard, each property includes stylish and practical kitchens and bathrooms, along with high-efficiency heating systems and appliances to help ease carbon footprint concerns.
A short drive from The Centre Livingston, one of Scotland’s leading retail destinations with over 155 shops and restaurants, East Calder is the perfect place to explore the best of both worlds. Almondell & CalderwoodCountryPark are on the doorstep and there are 75 cycle routes in the unspoilt countryside.
The village itself has great facilities with a range of local shops, two good primary schools, a doctor’s surgery and the Xcite Sports Centre, featuring a recently refurbished Health and Fitness Centre and Sports Hall.
And when it comes to commuting, the nearby railway station has direct links to the capital, with its world class shops, restaurant, cultural attractions and castle.