Magazine - Elle Macpherson Docks at The Lakes by yoo
The Lakes by yoo is pleased to announce the welcoming their newest resident – international model, producer and businesswoman, Elle Macpherson. Following months of collaboration with the yoo Studio on the design, Elle has finally moved in to the five bedroom home with an interior design scheme based around her ideal waterside country getaway.
The ‘Dock House’, as it is affectionately known is enhanced by floor to ceiling expanses of glass allowing for majestic water views across the 650 acre development. It is also complemented by a fantastic mooring complete with a wooden classic yacht built in 1931 and restored. Elle considered the interiors carefully; they feature rough timber walls of weathered barn wood contrasting with refined textured linen wallpaper, and accentuated by a colour scheme of hues from denim blue to pistachio green.
Elle absolutely wanted to integrate and support local craftsmen so many of the materials are sourced from local suppliers including ceramic tiles from ‘Tiles of Stow’ and steel fabrication from Almondsbury Forge Ltd.
Elle believes the kitchen is the heart-of-home, so she chose an Aga to predominate the space and create warmth in the kitchen/dining area. The open-plan layout extends into the living space, creating an environment conducive to intimate family living. On the third floor ‘Solarium’ level, is master suite, which runs across the entire length and breadth of the house and features a large, timber decked balcony. The open-plan layout will provide for a master bedroom with walk-in dressing room, a steam room and an en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone bath offering views of the lake.
Elle said: “I have always loved the Cotswolds. The beautiful towns, countryside and intimate setting. The Lakes by yoo is brilliant - I love the architecture of the houses and the maintenance free lifestyle that the development offers. I felt that it offered the safest and most enjoyable lifestyle for my family to relax in – wide open spaces and a variety of outdoor activities whilst being totally enveloped in urban comforts. When designing my home at the lakes, I sought to express my style whilst respecting the environment. Texture and tone are important to me and this combination of natural materials and the pure architecture of the house inspired me in design. I believe the house reflects my tastes, lifestyle and most importantly compliments the surrounding nature. Design is a huge part of my life, and I have really enjoyed channeling my spirit into this home.”
The Lakes by yoo is a luxury second homes development located in the Cotswolds, set around a network of six Clearwater lakes within 650 pristine acres of English countryside. A joint venture between Raven Russia and yoo, it hopes to help busy families return to a nostalgic form of weekending based around a commitment to quality time and fun. A unique combination of country living and all the urban luxuries you could imagine, the development offers waterside homes ranging from three to six bedrooms, which are designed and built entirely to the purchaser's specification. Featuring timber clad exteriors with floor to ceiling glass offering magnificent views across the waters edge; buyers are also able to select interior design from the likes of Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen or the yoo Design Studio. In addition to the waterside homes, The Lakes has also announced the launch of a new home style designed around a rural loft or barn. The homes will each be set within a woodland plot measuring one acre and inspired by local agricultural style buildings and architecture. Using natural Cotswold stone roof tiles and green oak, these traditionally styled, yet contemporary homes, complete with outdoor pools, are surrounded by the estate’s lush woodland offering total privacy.
Prices range from £870,000 - £3,000,000.
Telephone: 01367 250 066