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Old Meets New
A huge leafy garden tempted Jan Lund and her husband Steve to view a Victorian Cotswold property in the west Oxfordshire countryside. ‘We were actually looking at properties in Cheltenham but a friend who lives in the next village was trying to keep
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Second Time Around
Nichola Trayler finds it hard to believe that she once turned her back on, what has become, the home she adores. ‘When I first viewed this barn conversion, I dismissed it as being far too small and lacking in potential,’ says Nichola. ‘It was a decis
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Home Truths
THE PROPERTY Victorian detached house LOCATION Oxfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, media room, library, three bedrooms (one en suite), dressing room, bathroom PURCHASED 2007 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in Fulham, London, before moving
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Modern Classic
Interior designer Fi Crole had always dreamed of building her own house. So when she moved from her London home in Battersea to the Hampshire countryside, she seized the opportunity. ‘I decided to build a new home to share with my husband Charlie and
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Dream Believers
Sometimes in life, it’s worth taking a gamble. This was certainly the case for Catherine and Simon Davis who, trusting their instincts, threw caution to the wind to buy a tumbledown cottage, without as much as a survey. Having searched online for a c
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THE PROPERTY 1950s detached home LOCATION North London ROOMS Kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, study, cloakroom, four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite). PURCHASED 2017 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We were living in a smaller house in the
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Bold Ambition
When experienced renovator Howard Smith met the vendors of his new home, he hadn’t anticipated being grilled by the couple, their children and grandchildren. ‘I turned up straight from the gym, in a tracksuit, to find the smartly dressed family sitti
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THE PROPERTY A barn conversion, dating from the 18th century LOCATION Hertfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, utility room, four bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom PURCHASED 2013 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘I used to live in a three-s
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THE PROPERTY Neoclassical-style period villa LOCATION South Africa ROOMS Sitting room/bar, kitchen-diner, family room, utility room, playroom, gym, three bedrooms (all en suite), bathroom, outdoor terrace and covered dining area PURCHASED 2016 PR
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ART & SOUL
When Marie Soliman and her partner Albin Berglund were house-hunting, they were pleasantly surprised to find a loft-style penthouse apartment in west London. ‘This style of property comes up more often in east London, which historically had more fact
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Urban Oasis
Moving from a small, rented flat to a two-up, two-down Victorian house felt like a very grown-up step to Nicky and Tom Baker. ‘Tom and I were lucky enough to inherit a small amount of money, and were keen to get our foot on the property ladder,’ says
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THE PROPERTY A Victorian terraced house LOCATION East Sussex ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, study, cloakroom, four bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, shower room PURCHASED 2017 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘I had a three-bedroom Victorian t
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Starting Over
A winding driveway lined with more than 50 poplar trees leads through a weathered stone arch, where the sight of a beautiful manor house takes your breath away. The big surprise is that the stone facade with its graceful arched windows and elegant fr
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Well Suited
The moment I walked in, I could tell that this house would be ideal for my new life as an empty nester,’ says Leigh Peterson. Recently retired with two adult children, Leigh was ready to embark on a new adventure – with her dog Lexi – when she found
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Full Steam Ahead
Despite having been one of the first Norfolk villages to get a railway line, Docking has been without a passenger service since the 1953 East Coast floods. What remains is a row of pretty railway workers’ homes, tucked down a quaint country lane. ‘Wh
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Finely Balanced
Simone Hirsch felt like she had opened the door to a secret garden when she first saw her new Cape Town home. The interior designer took in the plane trees, the steep flank of Table Mountain and a biodiversity that she hadn’t encountered in her forme
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Room Envy
Those in the know are already familiar with Texas’ thriving art communities. From hipster Austin and its gallery and cafe culture to off-the-beaten-track outposts such as the sculpture-dotted desert landscape of Marfa, it’s not all cowboy boots and c
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Idyllic Charm
The combination of grand Georgian architecture, a location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the riverside setting always drew Cherrie and Paul McCarron to this stunning house whenever they walked passed it. ‘I would periodically
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STYLISH & SIMPLE
Kelly Schofield is forever changing the look of her home – downstairs rooms have been decorated white, light grey, dark green and dark grey in the four years she’s been living here with husband, Taha Meziane, and their son, Zaki, six. ‘I get bored ve
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Adventures IN SPACE
Childhood connections brought Atalanta and Julian Keirle to Norfolk in 2011 on a mission to discover where in the county to put down roots. Both are seasoned travellers: Atalanta lived in Spain for three years and Julian has lived much of his life ab
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Leap Of Faith
Interior designer Clare Pater and her husband Jake were already living in North London when they began to think of moving house. ‘We needed more space and wanted somewhere a little quieter,’ says Clare. ‘We also wanted to stay in the area as our chil
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Home Truths
THE PROPERTY A three-storey Victorian townhouse LOCATION Southwest London ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, playroom, four bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom PURCHASED 2020 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a terraced house in the outskirts of Amste
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Space Savers
When Polish-Dutch couple Marta and Reinier Bosman first viewed this maisonette flat occupying the first, second and third floors of a Victorian house in northwest London, it had been tenanted for a number of years and it looked decidedly different. ‘
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Restoration Story
Location was the number one factor when Siobhan and Rory McFadden, along with their one-year-old daughter, upsized to a bigger family home in Edinburgh. ‘We’d relocated from Ireland to Edinburgh six years before for work and had lived in our two-bedr
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All In Good Time
As soon as they laid eyes on the property, Hannah and Kieran fell in love with their new family home in Hove due to its generous-sized rooms, high ceilings and enormous garden. ‘Our old home ticked many boxes but it was in a conservation area so our
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A Welcome Return
Hannah Gray was born and brought up in the Yorkshire countryside, so it’s hardly surprising that she and her husband Mal were keen to move from their new build in Leeds to the village where Hannah grew up. ‘This area is so lovely and, importantly, it
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Country Cool
Interior designer Siobhan Hayles has carved out a reputation for thinking creatively about complicated renovation projects – and her own rural transformation is no exception. With two young boys, Connor, now 12, and Fizzy, 10, she decided with husban
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Home Truths
THE PROPERTY A Grade II-listed barn, the earliest part dating from 1736 LOCATION Norfolk ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner/living area, playroom, five bedrooms, dressing room, three bathrooms PURCHASED 2015 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in rentals
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THE PROPERTY Detached new-build house LOCATION Hampshire ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, snug, office, kitchen-diner, utility room, boot room, cloakroom, seven bedrooms (four en suite), bathroom BUILT IN 2012 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in Londo
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