By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment
Timblebeck is one of three separate apartment blocks in the Fearn Island development. Two of these (The Engine House and The Dye Works) are warehouse conversions, whilst Timblebeck is a totally modern structure.
The Timblebeck apartment block is situated on Neptune Street, just south-east of the city centre. This is a really nice area of Leeds; it has plenty of facilities on the doorstep without being overly busy. And that is a very valuable quality indeed!
Fearn Island is well known for its top quality apartments and the ones in this block are up to exactly the same high standards; with light and airy rooms, full height windows and beautiful kitchens and bathrooms. The top floor features a very spacious balcony and there are some spectacular views across the city.
The pale wood-panelled façade of Timblebeck has a quiet, unassuming beauty. It manages to look very attractive from the street without causing too much of a fuss.
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment
Concordia Street really is an ideal spot for a riverside development; it is picturesque and quiet, yet still within the actual city centre. And this is exactly what makes a property like The Quays so very desirable.
The Quays is a modern apartment block that sits right on the edge of the River Aire, the balconies on its southern side overhanging the water below. This may be quite a plain and square-looking structure, but the quirky roof and ‘sticky-out’ corners manage to make it a little more interesting.
The apartments themselves in this development have spacious rooms along with superb bathrooms and kitchens. Windows are large, allowing plenty of light inside and there are some wonderful views of the river and its old warehouses. This building also has a concierge and a number of very plush communal areas.
If you are looking for a riverside location with all the conveniences of the city centre, you cannot go far wrong with a property such as The Quays!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:35 pm | 0 Comment
The Gateway is something of a city within a city! Not only is this the largest apartment block in Leeds, but it is also home to a great many other things; a gym, a hotel, shops, offices, a bar… the list goes on. Living in a development of this enormity may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but The Gateway certainly has a lot going for it.
This apartment block/small planet (!) is home to hundreds of stylish living spaces. These are very nicely finished and the whole building is extremely up to date. The entire structure of The Gateway acts as a traffic island on Crown Point Road. There is no doubt about it; The Gateway is one of the most visually stunning apartment blocks in Leeds. Its steel clad blocks, delicate curves and offset sides make it an extremely impressive piece of architecture.
If you have a love for the modern, then The Gateway will not disappoint and its facilities really are out of this world.
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment
Not all modern developments are a success story, especially when they are designed with a mixture of architectural styles. However, The Chandlers works really well! Its square and simple appearance results in a thoroughly attractive contemporary apartment block; its red brick and timber panelled façade blending in really nicely with the older properties on The Calls.
The Chandlers block contains forty-one modern apartments. These all feature sash windows, high ceilings and good quality fittings throughout. There are some nice views of the cobbled street from the front of the property and a few of the windows at the rear overlook the river.
The Calls has long been a sought-after location simply because it is only a five minute walk from the city centre. Locations don’t get much more convenient than this with so many facilities right on your doorstep. And properties such as The Chandlers are now helping to make this area of Leeds even more appealing!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment
Just about everyone would agree that there is something inarguably cool about Japanese architecture. So to come across an apartment block in this style within Leeds is a very exciting prospect indeed! Enter ‘Tao’…
Tao (which translates as ‘way’, ‘route’ or ‘path’) is a very attractive and very unusual modern development. It sits on Mabgate, east of the city centre looking sleek and contemporary, yet unmistakably minimalistic.
There may only be six studio apartments in Tao, but these are some of the most sought-after living spaces in the whole of Leeds. And with such beautiful features as sliding glass walls, timber louvers and under-floor heating it is not at all difficult to understand why!
This really is a thoroughly stylish development and it is also just a short walk from the city centre itself. It’s a pity that more genuinely innovative apartments like this are not springing up in our towns. Architecture such as this really is the Tao (‘way’, ‘route’ or ‘path’) forward!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 0 Comment
Saint George Building is a perfect example of how comfortable and stylish a city centre apartment block can be. Its L-shaped structure and ‘stepped’ glassy upper floors make it an instantly recognisable building on Great George Street.
All of the apartments in the Saint George Building have been finished to a very high standard. They boast good quality kitchens and bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and surprisingly spacious balconies. There are also some pleasant views of the nearby church from many of the apartments.
Saint George Building may be quite close to the city’s Inner Ring Road, but this really doesn’t cause any problems. Everything appears to have been so well designed in this apartment block, even when it comes to soundproofing qualities!
This lovely modern development has a great deal going for it; both inside and out! And as far as city centre blocks are concerned, it is certainly worth some serious consideration.