Project Description

A new development of 3 houses and 2 residential barns, masterfully designed and artfully decorated. Located on the outskirts of Harpenden, a sought-after town within the St Albans City district, is Maris Meadow, a unique and modern collection of residential properties.

Developed on a site that originally housed a farm, this residential opportunity is a welcome addition to the Redbourn property portfolio. The site’s position encourages a village lifestyle along with the benefits of Harpenden’s enviable travel connections.

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Phase One

Each house has been designed with luxury in mind. Dark timber cladding wraps around the exterior of the properties, encasing the homes with style and purpose. Exterior landscaping gives each property a generous private garden as well as seasonal and perennial planting at the property borders. A paved area within the gardens provides generous outdoor space for living and entertaining. Inside, modern chrome fittings realise the needs of the modern homeowner whilst also maintaining an intentional level of stylish interior. Matte white walls within the property create a clean and clear canvas, which is offset by dark grey window fittings. In the Kitchen, the island is a feature that showcases the home as both modern and functional. Within the incredible master bedroom, high ceilings expose the angles of the roof, celebrating the architectural design and making a space that is open and dynamic. As is Acre Invests’ style, each apartment is designed and decorated to the highest quality specifications using intelligent design to maximise the living space.

Phase Two

‘Barn No. 2’  is an outstanding barn development, a unique, detached modern barn conversion. 

The exterior choices on ‘No.2’ are in keeping with other houses on this development, timber cladding honours the natural beauty of its surroundings. There is a delicately designed garden at the back, enclosed by perennial planting and trees, giving privacy to the property. Architectural excellence is clear from the outset. Large double doors set centrally within a floor to ceiling glazed facade lead into the light and open entrance space. A simple and elegant Staircase goes either up to two generous bedrooms and bathrooms, or down half a floor to an inviting open plan living space. Here, a modern kitchen, complete with a feature island and breakfast bar sits at one end, while the remaining open space gives flexibility to the homeowner allowing them to choose how to arrange this spacious communal area. On the first floor two double bedrooms occupy opposite ends of the property, both with high ceilings that expose the eaves transforming the property into a sophisticated barn style home. 

Large windows and skylights flood the interior spaces with daylight throughout, as design continues to create generous, functional places for living. 

Phase Three

‘Barn No. 1’ is a four bedroom barn that has been designed with simple, understated elegance.

It provides an impressive, functional and spacious place for living. There is a double garage space that maintains the aesthetic of the dark timber clad barn. A gravel drive leads to the entrance of the property between a beautifully planted front lawn. The grand entrance leads through authentic timber doors into a double height hallway flooded with daylight through the floor to ceiling glazing. Doors and windows on the opposite wall lead to and provide views right out onto the generous garden, where living can extend to the outdoors. The living space within is a few steps down and continues to inspire awe by exposing the structure of the building, a beautiful oak timber frame. Nestled at the far end is a large kitchen, while the open plan communal area has a double height ceiling and leads to private rooms, including a bedroom, bathroom and office space.

A bespoke spiral staircase rises from the living area up to a bridge connecting each end of the barn on the first floor. Here, high ceilings and skylights make for luxurious bedrooms to retreat to. This barn is a thoughtfully designed home that achieves a dynamic, functional and stylish living space. 

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