As the global benchmark for environmentally-friendly homes continues to rise, eco-savvy concepts are evolving into something substantially different to the property templates of past.

Quality homes are often criticised for being grandiose, wasteful, and having too large a carbon footprint. Chateau Plaisir and its many ‘eco-friendly’ aspects is anything but inefficient. Home to a cluster of visually appealing, contemporary eco dwellings – all of which effortlessly complement one another – this once run down commercial development has been purposely restored to its natural roots.

The expansive car park has been transformed into a sea of greenery, allowing this sympathetically styled development to mould itself into the surrounding scenery, showcasing a structure a great deal less intrusive than the original building.

Taking inspiration from the surrounding scenery, each house has been designed with the adjoining landscape in mind. From cladding the colour of the windswept trees to oodles of natural granite, powder coated aluminium and composite timber; this superb development has been proposed with nature at its forefront. Asides from looking the part, each home has been built to be as low maintenance as possible, posing as an entirely different residential model to previous developments on the island. Proving that elaborate, high-maintenance schemes are being replaced by landscapes that are easier to care for and more ecologically appropriate.

Neighbouring what many consider to be the best beach of its kind in Jersey – five miles of fine, golden sand covering almost the entirety of west coast – you’ll be pushed to find a better location. From the nearby 18 hole Golf Club to the sweeping bay – a mecca for surfers and golfers alike – Chateau Plaisir boasts an idyllic setting. You’ll also find a myriad of the islands most popular beachside eateries on your doorstep.


To make the most of the sea views St Ouens is famous for, this unique development boasts a series of upside down houses, each of which play host to an alfresco-inspired first floor terrace, brandishing an outdoor fireplace and hot tub – the perfect setting for open-air entertainment. From here, you’ll find a panoramic vista stretching from L’Etaq to Corbiere.

Inside each detached four-bed, four-bath home, you’ll find a diversity of areas for gathering, dining, and relaxing, all of which reveal a greater desire to simplify life. From the fitted furniture to the second living room, each interior is bespoke and will be finished to extremely high standards.

This low impact exciting approach to beachside living is one of the last chances to live within a nature reserve containing an astonishing mosaic of wetland habitats. You’ll not only invest in a quality home, but also, the welfare of environment.

A hybrid of innovative, contemporary design influenced by architects and developers who share the same eco-friendly vision. Chateau Plaisir, a new and exciting project comprises a series of unique, contemporary beach houses and is a development guaranteed to appeal to even the most discerning of buyers.

Soon to be located on the leafy green lane of Le Mont Gras d’Eau, The Atrium will play host to a total of five elegantly styled apartments – perfectly suited to young professionals and downsizers alike.

Just a stone’s throw away from St. Brelade’s Bay, this trendy development oozes plenty of potential, with each contemporary apartment offering a south facing prime elevation, comprising expansive sun-drenched terraces and spacious balconies.

One of The Atrium’s major draws is its location – the apartments are perfectly placed to embrace a fusion of St Brelade’s key leisure activities. From sunset strolls to more energetic beach pursuits and water sports, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a premium lifestyle, including a myriad of fine dining establishments, chic cafes and quirky beachside eateries. This well developed area is also home to a state-of-the-art health club, complete with a 20m swimming pool and relaxing spa area.

This must-see structure can be accessed via two secure entranceways – an external stairwell, which leads from Le Mont Gras d’Eau to the ground floor level terrace – and a secure basement car park, complete with communal stair and passenger lift. A contemporary granite wall ensures the ultimate in privacy, masking each immaculate apartment from any prying eyes, whilst an extraordinary sculptural installation by the artist Tim Morgan emanates The Atrium’s unique design status – a vision of contemporary living with a focus on authentic features and organic accents. 

Internally, each sophisticatedly designed, eco-friendly apartment boasts an uncluttered core, complete with terracotta-style visage, natural wood, electric heating and sprawling glass windows, allowing the entire development to exhale a certain sense of freshness and vitality. Bi-fold doors and frameless glass balconies further enhance this feeling of spaciousness, offering uninterrupted views of the bay below. Floor and ceiling materials have been connected in an unobtrusive and whimsical manner to increase flow and space, making each apartment functional and fully connected to the outdoors. 

The linear, modern structure, with its staggered balconies and tinted glass facade has been designed with privacy in mind. Perfectly in tune with the Chatman Hugo brand, and each of the generous living spaces are synonymous with quality and design. 

From music to blind control, to Lutron lighting, energy saving dimmers and under floor heating, both the apartments and penthouse will offer the option of smart wiring, how far you go depends entirely on your personal preference. This tech-savvy development will allow potential buyer’s to control everything  at the touch of a button.

Another exclusive feature of The Atrium is the roof terrace, which measures an impressive 962 sq ft – an alfresco dining area with exceptional entertainment potential – regardless of the season. Asides from an outdoor kitchenette (the ideal space for a big screen TV and the perfect place for sports fanatics to watch the game on a sunny day), it’s here you’ll find a number of spa facilities including a hot tub and sun lounging area.

Whether you’re searching for a ‘lock up and leave’ or a place to call home all year round, one thing’s for sure, you’ll never be short of space. Apartments one and two each boast two car parking spaces, as well as a secure store and wine cellar – an asset to the age-old connoisseur, whilst apartments three,  four and five house four parking spaces within a separate garage area and an additional secure store. For the ultimate in expansive, open plan, modern-day living you’ve certainly come to the right place.

Surrounding the property are a series of architectural-style plants, in the shape of palms, bamboo and olive trees, all of which go hand in hand with  the developments contemporary style and sophisticated, arty appeal. 

A rare opportunity to purchase a dynamic living environment and a truly wonderful apartment in a highly desirable setting.

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