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10 Beautiful Rooms

23rd May 2016
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Trying to start the week feeling serene and calm and these first few rooms fit the bill perfectly. Natural floorboards, rustic wood and white walls. Not for nothing is there an instagram hashtag called #whiteworks. Because it does. As much as I like dark walls – and they do photograph particularly well – you can’t…

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The Househunter 20/5/16

20th May 2016
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It’s a tale of two halves this week. Firstly the very modern conversion with lots of black accents and internal crittal windows versus the stucco-fronted family home that is mainly white and also has a rather gorgeous internal glass wall. The first is a collection of eight apartments in Battersea’s Bakery Place which is on…

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The Househunter 13/6/16

13th May 2016
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A study in black, white, marble and wood, this is a great house that just needs a few personal touches from the eventual buyer. You know the sort of thing – a few rugs, photos and pictures on the wall. The vendors have clearly taken the estate agent’s advice to depersonalise VERY seriously. It’s the…

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The Househunter 6/5/16

6th May 2016
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Well this is pretty isn’t it? It’s a three bedroom mews house in Camden, which has been refurbished by the designer and fashion stylist Kate Halfpenny, and for those of you who aren’t clear exactly who she is, she is a wedding dress designer who is mates with Kate Moss, which puts this into context…

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Everyone's Entertaining, Househunter

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29th April 2016
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Let’s leave the city and head for the Norfolk countryside to start our house tours this week. This three bedroom, single storey (award-winning) property is on the market for £895,000 via The Modern House. It’s set in an acre of land and was completely in 2010. According to the blurb: “it is one of the…

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The Househunter 15/4/16

15th April 2016
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Friday househunting and this week we’re going monochrome in both London and New York with the former home of Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and the US home (or should we say one of the US homes) of Rupert Murdoch. Have a wander round these and see what you think. It pains me to…

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The Househunter 8/4/16

8th April 2016
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We’re mixing it up this week by starting out with a modern house in a rural location. Let’s see what you think of that. This was built last year to the vendor’s bespoke design (and yes you do wonder why it’s being sold don’t you) and is in West Wittering, West Sussex. It’s on the…

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The Househunter 1/4/16

1st April 2016
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Starting off this week’s viewings with a look at this converted Art Deco warehouse in Hackney, east London. This is on the market for £645,000 via The Modern House and consists of  two bedrooms in a split level apartment. Formerly a clothing factory, it has been divided into 89 units and this one has been completely refurbished…

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The Househunter: How To Sell Your House

25th March 2016
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We’re going househunting as usual this week everyone but as the house selling season kicks off in earnest in Spring I thought it might be helpful to share this feature I wrote for a newspaper a little while back on tips for helping you to sell. Spring and Autumn are traditionally the key times to…

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The Househunter 18/3/16

18th March 2016
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Now I don’t know about you but most of my late night, one too many glasses of wine, mad schemes involve winning the lottery and buying a house in Italy. Usually I content myself with the almost realistic; buying something really cheap like a rustico (old, generally knackered farm building) and gradually converting it to…

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