environmental theme runs through arabian ranches
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

Environmental theme runs through Arabian Ranches

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Environmental theme runs through Arabian Ranches

Arabstoday

Alvorada is one of the later areas of the Arabian Ranches master plan, located on the inland side of the development away from the noise and traffic on Emirates Road. It was released for sale in early 2007, following the popular and successful launch of the Spanish-themed Mirador La Colección community. Originally, there were six basic designs of villas within the cluster. The single family detached villas offered three, four or five bedrooms. The villa includes four bedrooms, three upstairs and a fourth downstairs. The ground floor has two separate areas, the living/dining room and the closed kitchen, which extends on to the maid's room. Andrew Holgate, an environmental engineer, his wife, Delyth, and their family moved into the villa in May 2007. "We were one of the very first families to move into the street," Andrew says, "and obviously it has matured a lot since then. Now all the landscaping is established and the greenery is improving, and all the other houses on the street have got families in them, so it's a very different place today than when we first moved in. "We've been really happy here. I work mostly in Abu Dhabi or from home, and it's a fairly reasonable commute from here - just straight up the bypass and I'm in the office or on site in about an hour." This, too, is a big change from the early years, and the completion of the major interchange that gives access to Arabian Ranches, MotorCity and Dubailand plays a major role in easing access to and from the location. Arabian Ranches has a community centre with a small selection of shops, a golf club (The Desert Course), Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, and the Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS). Nearby, Dubai Autodrome and the MotorCity development provide a more extensive range of shops, including a substantial branch of Spinneys supermarket. "We haven't done anything major structurally to the villa because it's rented," says Andrew, "but we've done a lot of work on the decor and furnishings to create the kind of look and feel that we wanted. The interior design is all Delyth's work, and she opted for a range of earth tones and muted colours, with bolder highlights in certain areas. Where she has used wallpaper it's Laura Ashley, such as in the downstairs bedroom, which we keep as a guest room. "In the main living area she again chose a stronger colour to define the space. We fitted the blinds throughout to control heat and sunlight and so minimise the amount of air conditioning we have to use." The same thinking and concern for environmental impact continues into the garden. Andrew explains: "The main area of grass is actually AstroTurf, so I don't need to irrigate it. It's the proper stuff, fully Fifa approved and properly child friendly, not like some of the cheap stuff I've seen being used here. "Water saving was the main motivation, but it has the added advantage of needing no maintenance and looking good all year round. We have a smaller area of turf beside the terrace and plantings all round the perimeter, which we do irrigate, but in my job I'm very conscious of the cost and waste of moving good-quality water around." The house's upstairs level contains the less formal family areas and three ensuite bedrooms. The master bedroom, with its four-poster bed, is light and airy, with windows on two sides and sliding doors opening on to a full-length balcony that overlooks the garden. Delyth's love of blinds and wall hangings continues into the second bedroom and the family living area, while the children's room contains a burst of primary colours that contrast with the soothing palate used throughout the rest of the house. In the ground-floor kitchen, dark wood points to the Portuguese-inspired theme of the design, and creates a warm, rich atmosphere. Behind this is a maid's accommodation and utility rooms, and a connection into the double carport. Many owners in the development have chosen to install a garage door to close off this space and create a better environment for protecting their cars.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

environmental theme runs through arabian ranches environmental theme runs through arabian ranches

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

environmental theme runs through arabian ranches environmental theme runs through arabian ranches

 



GMT 08:17 2016 Wednesday ,24 August

Turkey launches anti-Daesh operation in Syria

GMT 18:08 2017 Sunday ,10 December

Bahrain arrests Iranian-backed terror suspect

GMT 16:58 2017 Friday ,06 January

DFWAC discusses women and children's protection

GMT 05:21 2017 Wednesday ,09 August

New China Premier Pledges Strong Ties with US

GMT 15:32 2017 Friday ,20 January

Obelix is the star of new Asterix adventure

GMT 00:03 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

HM King congratulates Dutch, Swedish kings

GMT 07:10 2017 Monday ,23 October

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

GMT 21:23 2017 Saturday ,29 April

Daily News Bulletin

GMT 20:57 2017 Saturday ,11 February

FM meets US Congress delegation

GMT 05:51 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Centrepoint’s Autumn/Winter ’17
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday