Premier properties developed in Lakes by YOO are what dream houses are made of
Set within 650 acres of parkland, just 90 minutes from London, Lakes by YOO is a design-led holiday and weekend home destination with homes designed by boldface names like Philippe Starck, Kate Moss, Elle MacPherson, Jade Jagger and Kelly Hoppen, to name a few. The community features two collections with six distinct designs – Barnhouse and Starck Home in the Woodland collection, and Lodge Terrace, Lakehouse, Annexe and Bowmoor in the Waterfront collection.
What’s common among these distinctly designed properties is that all the homes come with glass facades to allow natural light in, resulting in bright and airy interiors, and they all have lots to be inspired by to create your very own contemporary UK country house.
The Barnhouse, for example, designed by supermodel-turned-designer Kate Moss, is set amid silver birch trees, and its decor is an extension of its rustic surroundings. The interiors feature an earthy palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, while glass doors lead you to the deck and swimming pool.
Meanwhile, the Starck House showcases Philippe Starck’s signature timeless design, and his intent to make life better for users. It can be completely customised within a range of choices for exteriors (all-glass, all-wooden or mixed), roofs and floor plans.
There’s also the three-storeyed Lakehouse conceptualised by Kathryn Levitt Design. It features four bedrooms, a master suite, expansive living spaces, unobstructed lake views, a solarium, bike store and library. Or choose influences seen in The Lodge Terrace, which has a 1,000 sq ft open rooftop, perfect for a barbecue on cold winter nights.