|Title:||Holland Park Villas, London, UK|
Located in a prime position overlooking Holland Park, Holland Park Villas is a new high-end, gated residential development, providing 68 elegant apartments and 4 penthouses that benefit from spectacular views over a secluded courtyard garden and woodland landscape by Gillespies.
The design for the landscapes at Holland Park Villas draws inspiration from the sites close proximity to Holland Park and provides a green, naturalistic setting. A woodland belt of retained and new verdant trees wraps around three sides of the development, enveloping the architecture and seamlessly integrating the development with the adjacent park, whilst achieving a degree of seclusion for its residents.
On arrival, a resplendent 30‑year‑old Acer Palmatum tree takes centre stage, creating a grand and dramatic entrance. High quality granite paving, pleached hornbeam trees, ornamental planting, clipped hedging and a water wall further add to this sense of grandeur and elegance.
At the centre of the development is a beautiful central courtyard. Designed to feel mature and natural, the garden is encircled by the apartments affording residents stunning views over the courtyard space. Surrounded on all sides by a moat, the central courtyard provides a secluded and tranquil space for the residents to walk, sit and relax. Off the central path, stepping stones meander through the naturalistic ornamental planting and reveal moments of delight — reflection pools concealed within the planting and clipped box balls that add a playful expression of artifice to the naturalistic planting.
A sequence of lawn terraces step down to embrace the residential villas, providing a secluded space for residents to sit and relax. Steps from the terraces lead up to a woodland walk that offers residents further tranquility and an opportunity to stroll through bluebells and ferns beneath a lush canopy of trees.