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Rustic Revival
Lucy Wright and her husband Chris were living in London when they decided to move to the country. ‘We wanted a better way of life for our children,’ says Lucy. ‘We settled on Hampshire as we had friends in the area and there were good schools nearby
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THE PROPERTY An apartment set in a Grade II-listed building dating back to around 1820 LOCATION Edinburgh ROOMS Kitchen-diner/living and dining area, study, two bedrooms, two bathrooms PURCHASED 2010 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a small two-bed
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Easy Does It
Having moved around south London a dozen times in a decade, Anna Barling and her husband Russell were keen to put down roots. During a trip to the Surrey Downs, they discovered a house in the town of Reigate and knew that this was the place for them.
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THE PROPERTY Victorian detached cottage LOCATION Hampshire ROOMS Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, snug, utility room, cloakroom, five bedrooms (all en suite), three bathrooms PURCHASED 2005 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘Before moving here, we
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Home To Stay
Three years ago, Robyn Darley and Phil Morris made a bold move. They took a sabbatical from their jobs in finance and the law, packed their rucksacks and set off on their travels. Starting in Singapore, where they were living, they stopped in Austral
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A Real Gem
Christen Pears and Chris Blake found their new home via an unorthodox route. As part of a move from Australia to the UK, Christen travelled ahead of Chris with an agreed list of nine properties to view in Cornwall and Devon. ‘We were specifically loo
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Grand Design
When Alex Gale and Jojo Donnelly viewed a spacious 1930s rental property in Surrey, they knew it would make an ideal family home. Now they just had to secure it. ‘This house was the first one I viewed,’ says Jojo, ‘but because we were both estate age
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Perfect Balance
When Nicola Casperson first laid eyes on a dated and cramped Victorian terrace, straightaway she could see herself living in a chic and contemporary open-planned home. ‘I knew I could pull the downstairs rooms apart and create a bright kitchen-diner
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THE PROPERTY An 18th-century farmhouse LOCATION Cornwall PURCHASED 2013 ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen, scullery, dining room, conservatory, three bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, plus a barn with snug PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We had an Edwardian home i
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THE PROPERTY A semidetached house built in the 1930s LOCATION Surrey ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner/living area, four bedrooms (one en suite), two bathrooms, dressing room PURCHASED 2014 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We had a two-bedroom flat in Teddingt
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Back To Its Best
After years living away, a job relocation led biology teacher Amanda Bradley back to her hometown of Glasgow. ‘When a great job opportunity came my way, I was quite excited by the idea of moving back to my old neighbourhood after years of living and
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Calm And Collected
On the surface, the home of Kristen Peña is an oasis of tranquillity and calmness, where muted shades complement the natural tones of the many wood features. But a closer look reveals an interior that also has substance, a reflection of Kristen’s phi
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THE PROPERTY Mews terrace LOCATION Central London ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen, family room, dining room, study, five bedrooms (two en suite), two bathrooms PURCHASED 2016 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a modern terrace in Dubai,’ says Dana. ■
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THE PROPERTY Terraced cottage, built around 1810 LOCATION Leicestershire ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, three bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom PURCHASED 2018 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a converted barn in Limousin, France, for three year
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THE PROPERTY Victorian semi LOCATION San Francisco ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, family room, office, cloakroom, four bedrooms (one en suite), three bathrooms PURCHASED 2005 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We had a smaller place, here in San
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High Culture
An Anglo-American-Middle Eastern fusion characterises the Hopkins family home – all thanks to Dana’s Iranian heritage and upbringing in the USA, William’s travels and the years the couple spent living in Dubai. When they decided to move to London and
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Character Building
Born in Malaysia to English parents, Paul Milburn has had a truly globetrotting life. He met his wife Lynn while living in Australia and together they decided to relocate to Europe. After three years of living in France they eventually settled in the
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Surprise Package
When architect Lindsey Wislocki, owner of Hedgehog Architects, bought a derelict sorting office with plans to redevelop the site, she never expected to leave her beloved Victorian town house and move into one of the modern, new-build properties she w
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All Change
If ever there was an example of successfully transferring large-scale living into a small-scale space, it’s the cleverly reformatted apartment of interior designer Clare Morton. Three years ago, she downsized from a house in Essex to a first-floor Vi
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THE PROPERTY A detached 1950s house LOCATION Hertfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, family room, kitchen-diner, utility room, study, cloakroom, four bedrooms (two en suite), bathroom PURCHASED 2015 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a smaller house in the
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Raw Beauty
When property developers Mary Mulryan and her husband John came across the converted pub that’s now their London home, they immediately saw its potential. ‘The building closed down as a pub in the 1970s, but I’d guess it was once a proper local with
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New Beginning
With a growing family, Susie and Pablo Davidson knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d need more space. ‘I adored our last home, which was also a Victorian property, but it was tall and skinny with a tiny garden,’ says Susie. ‘With two daughters, Ott
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Surface Matters
Nicole and Lester Leviton played the long game to buy their house after earmarking specific roads in Bushey where they wanted to live with their children, Lili, 16, and Louie, 13. The couple, both born and bred here, liked the look of the wide, detac
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THE PROPERTY Converted and extended former pub LOCATION South London ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner with outdoor terrace, cloakroom, four bedrooms (two en suite), dressing room, bathroom PURCHASED 2015 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We were living in Berm
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Tall Order
Sometimes it is the seemingly small tweaks that can really make a difference to a home and this was certainly the case when Laura Sawyer, a stylist and creative consultant (laura-sawyer.com), came to renovate this first floor apartment within a grand
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Opportunity Knocks
When Samantha Sandberg had an offer to buy her soft furnishings business back in 1999, it was the catalyst to leave the city and look for a place in the country for her family. The Cotswold property Samantha and her husband bought consisted of a grou
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THE PROPERTY An 18th-century detached cottage LOCATION Somerset ROOMS Sitting room, snug, kitchen-diner, cloakroom, three bedrooms, dressing room, two bathrooms PURCHASED 2018 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘Our other home is a detached new build in Richmond
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Worth The Wait
When Pippa Jameson and her husband Stuart started house-hunting, they were quick to spot the potential of a neat, detached, red-brick house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in the centre of town. ‘This certainly wasn’t our perfect home but we knew
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THE PROPERTY A barn conversion with outbuildings LOCATION Oxfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, Kitchen-diner/living area, living room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms PURCHASED 1999 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We used to live between a London flat and a rented
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Happy Ending
Falling in love with the Somerset countryside was a life-changer for Chris Malcolm and his partner James. ‘Though our main home is in Richmond upon Thames, we were spending so much time exploring this area that it just made sense to buy a bolthole he
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