Bella Brodie reports on a reassuringly classy and refreshingly different residential home from industry pace-setters Tingdene Homes…
Tingdene Homes has been busily revamping its range and releasing a lot of great new models recently – both residential and leisure. There’s a real buzz of excitement in the air when you speak to any of the team, and we know there are more key launches to come, so Tingdene is going to be a particularly interesting manufacturer to watch over the next few months. But such a passion for excellence is to be expected from an industry heavyweight like Tingdene, a company with a rich history for innovation. On the residential side, Tingdene’s big recent launch was the new Addington, which had both an interior and exterior refresh.
This has always been a beautiful home and we loved this version for its visual vibrancy and arty feel.
The classic Addington has been a key design in the Tingdene park home portfolio for years, with spacious layouts and elegant yet contemporary interior design. It’s a firm favourite with customers and park operators alike. Now fully refreshed with new and vibrant visual elements and other practical tweaks, it undoubtedly packs an even firmer punch in terms of sales appeal.
The model shown is built to a 45ft x 20 footprint, and the Addington is also available in 50ft x 20, 42ft x 20 and 46ft x 20 layouts. The entrance is into a very spacious kitchen/diner, leading on to the double aspect lounge with French doors to outside.
It has a family bathroom and two double bedrooms, and the master has a walk-in wardrobe leading to the en suite.
The exterior of this home has undergone a huge transformation set to make it really stand out on parks, with Western Red Cedar cladding features to the front and sides of the home. These are complemented by a smooth Mapei render to the remainder of the home in a light cream colour; an innovative system exclusive to Tingdene with many practical benefits in terms of maintenance and finish. Tall windows add to the modern feel and the Addington’s characterful exterior will make it really easy to spot on parks as it’s quite different. That front canopy is quite practical too, giving the entrance a real air of grandeur.
The front entrance leads directly into the kitchen/diner which has a vaulted ceiling, skylight and feature beam. The dining area is really chic, giving the first insight into the creative vibe throughout, delivered through splashes of colour and modernistic art combined with chic elements and a solidly contemporary backdrop. The dining area makes the most of the beautiful high ceilings with a feature crystal pendant light. A pop of colour is introduced into the neutral space with bright green velvet dining chairs.
The kitchen hosts a good range of built-in appliances including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and even a wine cooler. The kitchen cupboards are a classic ivory with dark oak worktops and tiled splashbacks, and it works really well – classy and clean. Seating for two is provided at an island breakfast bar, creating a handy pause point while cooking. Particularly worthy of note here is the feature beam, which adds gravitas in conjunction with the skylight, and the pretty comprehensive wealth of cupboard and surface space. This is a kitchen which is as practical as it is pretty.
● Side gable roof with veranda and pillars.
● Part-cladding, part-render to exterior.
● Vaulting to kitchen/diner.
● Top of the range integrated appliances to kitchen.
● Roll top slipper bath with separate tap and shower attachment.
● Walk-through or walk-in wardrobe with dressing area.
Read the full story in the January 2019 issue of Park Home & Holiday Caravan