The award-winning Highlands in Gidea Park, near Romford in Essex, is a handsome building designed to blend with the Arts and Crafts architecture of the area. Major Sir Herbert Raphael, a Member of Parliament and former owner of the Gidea Hall estate, an area of land on which much of present day Gidea Park stands, created an 'Exhibition of Houses and Cottages' in 1909. The result was the finest town planning and architecture of the day.
Now a conservation area known as the Romford Garden Suburb, it is here Highlands stands among many of the original exhibition homes. It echoes their design with red brickwork interspersed with soft textured areas, Juliet balconies and bays with windows in a style reminiscent of the period. A brand new building, it stands in mature landscaped gardens with trees that might have at one time stood in Sir Herbert's estate.
Designed exclusively for buyers of 60 years and over, Highlands offers 23 beautifully presented one and two bedroom apartments build to the Code for Sustainable Homes. It features a range of energy and water efficient systems, and state-of-the-art safety and security measures, including CCTV at its entrance and 24-hour emergency support.
The apartments at Highlands have kitchens with integrated Bosch appliances that include an oven and hob, washer/dryer, integrated fridge and freezer, and a combination microwave. Bathrooms are elegant with top quality white suites and vanity furniture. Residents can also enjoy an interior designed honey-themed lounge and library, while a free internal telephone system ensures it's always easy to keep in touch with neighbours and the House Manager.
Highlands is located in Main road, Gidea Park in Essex.