11th May 2018
For many people, the idea of downsizing and giving up the family home can seem like a daunting prospect. The reality is that it can be an exciting and fulfilling next step in life, as their needs and requirements change. Downsizing to a new build apartment can help free up equity, facilitate an easier lifestyle and also remove the maintenance and costly energy bills associated with larger, older houses. Downsizing also has a wider positive benefit for the property market; it frees up larger properties for families who need the additional space, something that the current Government and political parties of all colours are keen to encourage.
In the North West London enclave of Northwood, one such development that is proving popular with downsizers is The Hudson, a boutique development of nine three bedroom apartments in the leafy setting. Created by award-winning developer Fruition Properties, the gated development offers beautifully designed apartments set amongst communal gardens, with a combination of excellent local amenities and the convenience of Northwood underground station on the doorstep.
The apartments at The Hudson are expansive and light-filled, with high ceilings and larger than average proportions which resonate with buyers who are keen to downsize but still want their space. This is something that attracted locals Joseph and Janice Engel, both in their retirement years, to the development.
Janice comments: “As soon as we saw the apartment we fell in love with it. It is well designed, full of light and larger than most newbuilds, with a spacious terrace that will come into its own during the warmer months. We wanted somewhere that didn’t require any work and we had the added benefit of being able to choose our own fittings as we reserved at an early stage. The contemporary finish was exactly what we are looking for and thanks to the build warranty in place, we have peace of mind for the future.”