Househunter

The Househunter 12/9/14

white dining room natural wood

So The Househunter took a summer break as that’s traditionally when the market goes quiet but it’s back. And do, please, let me know, is this a regular post that you like? Personally I like nothing more than poking round people’s houses but it would be great to get some feedback from you and see…

The SBID International Design Awards 2014

swiss chalet goes modern

I was going to bring The Househunter back this week after its summer break but then I spotted this and thought it would be fun to have a look at some amazing houses that aren’t necessarily for sale. Voting closes today for the SBID International Design Awards and you have until 5.30pm to pick your…

The Househunter: 25/7/14

giant black and white clock rug

Off to the Kent countryside this week to this former army barracks which belongs to the interior and textile designer Sue Timney. The four bedroom house, which is on the market with Bright and Bright for £795,000 is gorgeously monochrome with pops of colour from the accessories. It’s a huge house – 3,500 sq ft –…

The Househunter visit’s Adele’s House

raised kitchen parquet floor

Off to Sussex this week to see the house belonging to the voice that is Adele. All 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms of it. It’s on the market with Strutt & Parker for £6,000,000 and, in addition to all those bedrooms and bathrooms, there are seven reception rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis…

The Househunter 11/7/14

extendable wall light in open plan kitchen

So after last week’s £12m extravaganza (I’m standing by it – there was a life-size giraffe in the front room) we going in cheap this week. Time for hollow laughs all round. This is a two bedroom flat, in Notting Hill, west London for… under a million pounds. Cue dramatic music… It’s on with Domus…

The Househunter: 27/6/14

white house for sale amazing windows

Starting off with a lovely modernist property this week. It’s been a busy few days and this is a haven of calming monochrome inside. It’s on the market with The Modern House for £1,300,000 and is located in Strathdale, south east London. Built in 1966, the vendors are only the second owners and they have…

The Househunter 20/6/14

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Right then, this week we’re going to see one of Sting’s houses first. It’s so expensive even the agent Knight Frank can’t say the price without fainting but it’s thought to be on for more than £15 million. Described as an elegant Grade I listed family home in Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster, the townhouse has…

The Househunter 13/6/14

industrial kitchen, exposed brick, white aga

First up this week, a rather cool house in Kent that belongs to Ralph Perou, photographer of A-listers including Dita von Teese, Daniel Radcliffe and Vivienne Westwood. The house, in Kent, is on the market with Chesterton Humberts (via Zoopla) for £1,250,000 and has the sort of cool, edgy interiors you might expect from a…

The Househunter 6/6/14

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Running straight out of the door this week to see this gorgeous house in Lavenham, Suffolk which is on the market with The Modern House for £1,299,950. Just look at the setting. It’s at the end of a quiet road on the outskirts of the town and is set in about five acres of land.…

The Househunter: Charles Rennie Macintosh

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This week, we’re flitting between town and country as we view the rural retreat of Jamie Theakston and the town house of a well known London florist before heading up to Scotland to one of only three houses designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh. This west London townhouse has been recently remodelled to create a large…