Words by Dan Warden
Legacy Properties gives owners at its Highfields development reason to shout about the place they call home.
We are approaching a time when it is no longer enough to simply shop or to eat sustainably. The way in which we live at home is now coming under scrutiny too, which is why more people than ever are looking for ways to ‘do their bit’ in all aspects of their life. Legacy Properties, one of Cornwall’s premier luxury house builders, has been following this trend for some years, and is already renowned for its sustainable approach to home design.
As an example, let’s take a look at House 20 – a contemporary detached four-bedroom residence at the company’s Highfields development in Cubert. First and foremost, this property is stunning. Large, open-plan living and kitchen space combines with four generous double bedrooms, a study, utility space and a garage to create the ideal choice for families, indeed, anybody that loves to entertain.
As is the case with all Legacy properties, thought and painstaking attention to detail has been given to the full specification and design of these homes, from the fully integrated kitchens to the stylish bathroom suites. And whilst exemplary craftsmanship and a luxe finish are found throughout, they are just two reasons that owners at Highfields are proud to call it home.
Back to finding more sustainable ways to live, and what’s interesting at Highfields is Legacy’s thoughtful, energy-conscious approach to design. Every home is built to be as energy efficient as possible, keeping heat where it should be – inside the home. Every Legacy home is warmed sustainably by an air-source heat pump, which warms the heating systems, including underfloor heating to the ground floor. It also fuels the hot water, and when you consider that air-source heating is 50% more efficient than a traditional gas boiler, it’s easy to see why Legacy choose to use it.
Homes here also include integrated, powerful photovoltaic roof panels, which power each property with renewable energy. Legacy combines these energy efficient PV panels with optional home storage systems, which serve to dramatically reduce homeowners’ dependence on traditional energy sources, delivering significant long-term cost-of-living savings. What’s more, if the sustainability of what you drive is as important to you as that of where you live, you’ll be pleased to learn that each new Legacy home is pre-wired to accommodate an EV charging point.
Clearly then, sustainability is important. But so, too, are the comforts of home, and yours should be a place where you can relax as easily as you can entertain. In House 20, four bedrooms make light of family life, giving everybody the space they need to spread out and enjoy some alone time. When you choose to come together, in the summer, the landscaped rear gardens are tailored to the outdoor lifestyle, inviting long afternoons under the sun, barbeque alight with a bottle of bubbles to hand. Inside, a choice of British made kitchens allow you to have the heart of the home you’ve always fantasised about, and that includes built-in ceiling speakers, ridding your countertops of cluttering radios or portable sound systems and providing the sound-track as you prepare a feast for friends and family. You’ll also have your pick of a contemporary choice of quality tiles. In fact, one of the key benefits of a Legacy home is having a blank canvas on which to stamp your personal style, with a full range of finishes and choices available to help you create your unique abode.
Meticulously planned, with the highest quality fixtures and fittings, clean lines, contemporary design, plus a two-year warranty and a ten-year NHBC Buildmark warranty (negating the need for a structural survey and giving you peace of mind before you move in), there are many reasons why those seeking a better way of living choose Legacy. Among them are the locations in which Legacy chooses to build, and Highfields is no exception. Found in Cubert, this village is conveniently accessible for commute times to Cornwall’s main business hubs, including Truro, St Austell, Bodmin and Camborne. For downtime, it’s also within easy reach of some of the county’s best-loved beaches, including the sands of Crantock, Holywell Bay and Perranporth. The village itself is overflowing with character, its thriving community benefitting from a traditional Cornish pub, independent cafés, shops and a fantastic local school.
To put it another way, what Legacy offers at Highfields – as it does with each of its developments – is a lifestyle. It provides owners with a better way of living; not only in the quality of life at home thanks to the hallmark of quality and locale that is the Legacy brand, but in terms of how sustainably each home is fuelled. Built to be lived in, and designed with the planet in mind, Legacy Homes are not just idols of great design; at a time when we are all looking to do more for the planet we live on, they serve as a model for a brighter, greener future.