Look inside: Stylish village development on Movilla Road, Newtownards
Second phase of unique village development by Fraser Houses in North Down is released. Stephanie Bell reports...
Following on from the spectacular success of the first phase of the elegant New England style homes at Rivenwood, the eagerly awaited second phase proved just as popular when launched earlier this week.
Within just a couple of hours of their release on Monday morning, seven of 12 new homes in phase two were snapped up.
This has followed the sale of all 50 houses in phase one.
The opening of a show village in February saw unprecedented numbers of people flocking to the Newtownards' site.
Simon Brien from Simon Brien Residential, selling agents for Rivenwood commented: "The show village at Rivenwood opened in February 2017 and was one of the most successful show house launches ever in Northern Ireland with several thousand people attending in the first two months.
"The show village incorporates four different house types being offered for sale."
Builders Fraser Houses have built over 5,000 homes in Northern Ireland over five decades and is one of the most recognised names in housing in Northern Ireland.
With Rivenwood the company has offered something quite unique.
It is easy to see why Rivenwood has become one of the most desirable developments in North Down.
In a fresh design concept, the exterior of the houses are styled with New England clapboard cladding while the interiors have a clean shaker style feel.
There is also something to suit everyone with five house types ranging from a two bed semi detached bungalow at 800 sq ft; three bed semi-detached house at 1,100 sq ft; three bed detached bungalow at 1,100 sq ft; three bed detached house at 1,275 sq ft to a family four bedroom detached house at 1,372 sq ft.
The homes at Rivenwood strike the perfect balance between traditional New England style architecture and contemporary design.
This is emphasised by high ceilings, wood burning stoves, beamed ceilings, and large windows creating an abundance of natural light. Some of the houses also feature vaulted ceilings. The interior décor further compliments the New England style with classic bathroom and kitchen finishes.
As turnkey properties you can also work along with the developers to make your home your own.
You can decide your desired floor type, tile choice and kitchen detailing - making every home unique to its owner.
Excellence is obvious, not just in the design but the finishes with high quality floor, wall and loft insulation as standard, maintenance free PVC energy efficient double glazed windows and even the timber cladding which gives these homes their charm is maintenance free.
Outside driveways will be in Bitmac and gardens landscaped with patio areas and generous private driveways with space for garages.
Common areas will also be extensively landscaped ensuring a pleasant living environment.
The site is located on the eastern side of Newtownards via the Movilla Road and will ultimately comprise up to 1,000 houses.
Located at the head of Strangford Lough, a vibrant area of outstanding natural beauty, Newtownards is close to the shoreline and countryside walks, including the beauty of the Scrabo Estate and the National Trust Mount Stewart house and gardens. The town looks up to the iconic Scrabo tower which is a landmark in the County Down skyline.
The development sits within easy reach of the town centre and has a good range of primary and secondary schools as well as local shopping amenities within the immediate vicinity. Belfast, Donaghadee, and Bangor are also within easy reach.
The Designer Show Village is also a unique part of the development and the interior décor, furnishings and accessories have all been selected by one of the best-known names in interior design and furnishing - Cyril Fulton.
With the current release, you can own a home in Rivenwood from as little as £473 per month. The rent for a similar house would be over £600 per month.
Go and see for yourself with a visit to the Show Village which is open every Sunday from 2-4pm or by private appointment with Simon Brien Residential.