"Great beauty, excellent sailing, and spectacular trophy houses... Dartmouth is a rare mix of good sailing and well-preserved architecture... The town has a small number of contemporary schemes despite a scarcity of sites. Sails, a waterfront development in the centre of town, has a three-bedroom penthouse with views of the harbour and naval college."
"A good example of an Environ scheme is The Manor at Kings Hill, Kent. Designed to reflect one of the old Kentish manor houses with a wide three storey central section flanked by a two-storey building either side, the homes suit a retiree who wants to live in a thriving mixed-age community and needs an easy-to-run, hassle-free home or somewhere to lock up and leave."
"Tony Dowse, chairman of Environ Communities (developers of Oaks Hamlet), says that a home office should lead off the front door to avoid visitors having to access the private areas. From feedback to his company, Tony says a home office is a definite selling feature: "More and more entrepreneurs are working from home with the advent of video Skype," he says. "Equally, many employed people are working from home for part of the week. Even retirement housing needs a home office as many people are continuing to work in later years."
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"With these five-bedroom eco-homes 'you can be involved in detailed garden design. This may include an outdoor kitchen, built-in seating and garden lighting.' These homes also have “bonus” loft rooms accessed via electronically operated wooden staircases."
"Environ advocate communities with a mix of homes for retirees, working families and singletons"
"Modern, stylish, spacious and turn-key ready"
"Tony Dowse, Chairman of Environ Communities adds his voice on the reasons to be positive about the housing market in 2014"
“Environ provide larger living areas than is usual. These luxurious houses feature sliding walls and plentiful glazing onto gardens”
"Environ one of the first British builders to embrace eco housing, researched North American and Scandinavian design and technology... this has resulted in greatly reduced fuel bills and increased comfort... Our design philosophy is to build houses that promote good health, and a major part of this is light filled internal space and its relationship with external green space"