A New England look is coming to Berkshire
GREEN PARK VILLAGE, a fledgling 60-acre estate of smart New England-style homes, is an incongruous presence in the Crossrail hotspot of Reading — but it’s attracting attention.
Pretty, pastel-coloured houses with gables, porches and verandas on stilts are divided by white picket fences in a lakeside setting on the city’s leafy fringe. The Newport the name given to the style of spacious four-bedroom semidetached houses in the latest phase, Lake View, moments from the water.
Green Park Village is a suburb in the making, with trim trails and a nature reserve, shops and sports facilities, a town square, community hall and apartments for the elderly, while coming soon are a new primary school and a train station linking to Crossrail.
Architectural purists may cringe at the faux designs — close inspection of the houses reveals that ostensibly wooden façades are factory-made