Caldy calls for award-winning property developer

A Caldy schoolboy, turned high-end property developer, is returning to his Wirral roots to develop what he believes will be one of the most stylish and desirable new homes ever built in the area.

As a child Chris Oakes attended Caldy Grammar School and since that time has settled in Cheshire where he now owns and runs Huntsmere, a multi award-winning property development business, firmly focused on developing luxury, uber-stylish homes for some of south Manchester’s better know sporting stars and business entrepreneurs.

Huntsmere’s first property on the Wirral, Croft House on Croft East Drive, has around 8,000 square feet of living space laid out over three floors. The house will showcase Huntsmere’s hallmark blend of period and contemporary features including generous ceiling heights, deep skirting boards and detailed cornicing. These all-important details provide the perfect backdrop to the property’s interior design scheme which will feature some of the latest kitchen and bathroom designs as well as wallpapers, lighting and furnishings sourced from across the world.

Visitors to the property are welcomed in to a spacious entrance hall off which the ground floor reception rooms are located. There is a large open plan kitchen/family room complete with informal dining area and day room plus a spacious drawing room and dining room, ideal for entertaining and dining on a grander scale.

Croft House’s five bedroom suites are located on the first floor with each suite designed to give it an individual feel. The master bedroom suite has open views across the property’s landscaped grounds and a stunning marble bathroom as well as a large fitted dressing room.

Huntsmere is famed for its properties’ leisure facilities which, in the case of Croft House, luxuriate in a dedicated floor. The centre piece features a ten metre swimming pool with a stretched rubber ceiling, finished with the finest porcelain tiles and glass mosaic and complete with hydrotherapy jet and colour changing lighting system. For keep fit enthusiasts there is a mirrored gymnasium area and for those wishing to take it easy there is a steam room, pool bar and lounging area. Completing the stylish look is a bespoke glazed wine cellar with contemporary panelling, now something of a must for all Huntsmere homes.

The house is packed full of high-tech features and systems. A control panel on each floor allows access to and control of many of the property’s systems including mood lighting, the heating system, multi-room sound, video supply and security to name but a few. The control system allows the same degree of control from within the house or from any remote location.

Commenting on this stylish property, Chris Oakes said: “Caldy has a great reputation in the property market but even this affluent area hasn’t quite seen anything like our type of development yet. Our carefully chosen design schemes and attention to detail have won us awards in this country and internationally and it’s great to be bringing our special blend of style and substance to the Wirral.”

Priced at £2,950,000, The Croft will be ready for occupation in the spring of 2012 giving prospective purchasers the opportunity to have an input into the final design.

The Croft is for sale through local selling agent, Clive Watkin. For more information please contact Richard Holmes at their West Kirby office on 0151 625 0900.