|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 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 steps 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 tranquillity and an opportunity to stroll through bluebells and ferns beneath a lush canopy of trees.
"Kensington is home to many forms of design, art and culture and we are fortunate to have the Design Museum as a close neighbour to Holland Park Villas. Each element of Holland Park Villas, from the elegant interiors to the private courtyard garden designed by the famous landscape architecture practice Gillespies, and through to the scent – sampled especially for this project – was carefully chosen to create a well-rounded design and lifestyle experience."
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land
- 2018 Bali Awards - Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost between £300k-£1.5m
- 2021 Holland Park Villas - UK International Property Award for Best Landscape Architecture London