Situated in Kingston-upon-Thames, a private residence known as Coombe Pines presents a wonderfully stunning property with seven bedrooms, state-of-the-art facilities and a sense of magnificence surrounding it.
Impressively, the house features a gym, theatre, two studies, three sitting rooms, cloakroom, wine cellar, and a three-car garage; making this a truly luxurious property. Outside, a tennis court and swimming pool emphasises the glamourous and enriched lifestyle that the house conveys.
Lifestyle Projects were the main contractor on the housing development. Successfully employing and working alongside interior designers and architects, Lifestyle Projects instructs and partners with a ‘round the table’ approach to achieve the vision on individual schemes. The company delivers quality in the form of a diverse range of developments, boasting a vast portfolio.
Site Manager at Lifestyle Projects Sam Devlin took the title for the NHBC Pride in the Job Award this year. The project began onsite in June 2014 and was complete in April 2016.
Commenting on the award, Sam said:
“It’s great – marvellous – I have never won anything in my life! It feels good to be recognised for all the hard work my team and I have put in. To finally get to the end and to have the project recognised feels great.”
The interiors include timber wall panelling and architectural cornice, whilst other rooms have grand skirting and architraves which are beautifully detailed, nothing about this house is plain – a whole lot of attention and detail has gone into the creation of such a beautiful home.
Hi-spec finishes include engineered oak flooring, natural stone and detailed plasterwork throughout. Hi-tech media equipment has been integrated within the home, with an innovative Lutron lighting system and Sonos sounds installation.
Sam told Premier Construction:
“In terms of external works, Lifestyle Projects carried out the majority of the works including groundworks throughout, basement, and all aspects of carpentry. The tennis court was also resurfaced, bringing that up to date as well.
“Beautiful full-grown trees were imported from overseas to create a picturesque garden – to walk into the garden you would think it had been growing for 20 years! However, it’s only two months old – it’s beautiful.
“The clients are living in the house now and they are unbelievably happy with the result. They have three children who love it – it is a fully functioning family home.
“It’s brilliant to see everyone enjoying their new home!”
Fascinatingly, each individual space was designed specifically with the family members of the home in mind, including the bedrooms, kitchen and studies. The two studies are completely different to each other – one study is light and airy, and the other is dark and masculine, with lots of exotic wood joinery on display.
“Working with the large quantity of different sub-contractors on the project was challenging – we had a landscape designer, an architect, two interior designers and a huge amount of complex work to carry out between us all. The layers of detail were immense and making everything come together at the end was demanding but essential.
“It’s such an amazing property, a real beauty on the Coombe estate. There are so many great properties on the estate and Coombe Pines definitely is one of the stand outs. To be involved in something that people view as ‘something special’ is amazing.
“I’ve gained so much from this project, the relationship I formed with the clients played a big part in achieving the end result, and for it to be finished now and to be receiving some recognition for the project is amazing.”