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The Househunter 3/7/15

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Just one property for you this week. Because it’s a rather special one and I wanted to have a proper look around. It’s an early design by the architect Norman Foster, who, if you’re not up on your architects is like the Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney of his world. A sort of architectural rock…

The Househunter 19/6/15

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There’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to make me feel all rural and bucolic. Until I realise that I forgot to buy more milk and it’s a five mile drive to the shop. I am, rightly or wrongly, a city girl at heart – a fact which I blame entirely on the aforementioned bad…

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I have reached that stage in the loft conversion where I feel like I’m making a huge decision every ten minutes and have no brain left over to decide whether to have cheese or ham in the lunch time sandwich. Not to mention spending money like it’s gone out of fashion. Someone once likened moving…

The Househunter 22/5/15

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Three beauties from The Modern House this week. The first is on for just under four million quid but let’s not bother about that. It’s been done by David Adjaye, who does amazing things that we can’t afford but can, perhaps be inspired by. It’s called Fog House because of the diffused light that enters…

The Househunter 7/5/15

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Starting off with a house tour rather than a house for sale this week. This belongs to the artist and designer Sarah Hamilton who, having sworn never to renovate a house again, fell hook, line and sinker for this 1960s gem back in 2007. It was in a terrible state (much like The Mad House)…

The Househunter 1/5/15

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Heading off to Devon this week to this newly renovated chapel house which is on the market with Strutt & Parker  for £895,000. This Grade I Listed family home was created from a former a convent school in the 1990s and has just been completely renovated throughout by the current owner and overseen by the interior designer,…

The Househunter 24/4/15

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Right there’s no beating around the bush this week, get your coat we’re off to Sweden. And we may be there for some time because this is a house we need to visit in detail. It’s a masterclass of muted colours but with a twist. Look up at the ceilings. They have often been painted…

The Househunter 10/4/15

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Morning everyone. Or possibly afternoon. Evening even. Whatever time of day you choose to visit I give you cordial greetings. Followed by a little squeal of excitement because look at this. It’s a three bedroom duplex apartment designed by Tom Dixon (I know!) and there are only a few of them available. The Modern House,…

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As it’s the bank holiday weekend and many of you will be out and about rather than stuck to your screens (and that includes me) I thought we would use today to revisit some of the best rooms for sale so far this year. How often do you find that there’s a great kitchen but…

The Househunter 20/3/15

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From the outside this looks like a sweet little cottage doesn’t it. Can you picture the inside? Low ceilings, neutral carpet (to maximise the light) low slung, slightly chintzy sofa and a country-style kitchen with an AGA. Well think again. I love how this house turns all your expectations on their head. Yes there are…