Scandinavian Cool hit the UK several years ago, but it’s a trend that has evolved into a preferred choice rather than just a mere trend. This may well have to do with the Scandi-design which infuses light into everything, and the way in which it mixes practicality with craftsmanship to reveal impeccable design and function. Then there is also the skilful way it portrays an intimacy with nature through its unpretentious use of natural materials.
Scandinavian home designs also have an excellent reputation for quality and durability, so they are considered a good investment and excellent value for money.
Leading the way in modern Scandinavian Cool is Danish architectural firm, C.F. Møller, which is renowned for the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. It has created a low-rise block called Milkwood Terrace in Herne Hill, London, comprising 34 homes which are perfectly suited for young buyers who have been struggling to get onto the property ladder because of rising house prices.
According to Homes & Property, prices start as low as £113,750 for a 35 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat, which has a full market value of £325,000. A 30 per cent share of a two-bedroom flat will cost around £123,000 and a 25 per cent share of a three-bedroom home is £135,000.
In keeping with the Scandi signature, all homes have a spacious, modern look, there’s a private outdoor space and the kitchens are all painted glossy white.
Martin Fillery, who heads up affordable homes at Currell, says that the block embodies simplicity and unpretentiousness. In addition, the proximity to Herne Hill station and the commuter links marks the location as perfect nine minutes to Victoria, 11 minutes to Blackfriars. Herne Hill itself has a lot to offer residents in the way of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, including the Lido Café, Prince Regent Pub and Brockwell Park, a 125-acre park with an outdoor pool.
If you’re looking for something in the Herne Hill region or anywhere else in London, contact online property experts Tepilo.