Stretched by the demands of a business going places and their hectic travel schedule, our clients came to us for proactive guidance on what and where to buy. Renting in Bayswater, they wanted to stay as central as possible but had a reasonably long wish list.
The wish list included: Off-street parking for at least 1 car (ideally all 3!); good entertaining space for this sociable couple, flooded with natural light; and a decent sized garden and nearby park for exercising their gorgeous cocker spaniel.
They had quite divergent views on living South of the River.
Our area tours covered North Kensington, Queen’s Park, Brook Green, Brackenbury Village, Ravenscourt Park and Chiswick. Relatively early in our search two houses came up that our clients liked but with compromises too large to overlook: The first, a pretty Regency villa in Ravenscourt Park had a North facing garden; and the second, a unique detached house in Chiswick, needed work but was already at the top of our clients’ budget.
After a chance Saturday spent in lovely Clapham Old Town, our South-West London detractor had a change of heart. A white stucco house with exceptional period features overlooking a garden square did the trick (potential for converting a studio at the end of the garden back into a garage was the icing on the cake).
Working alongside a top private client law firm, our clients were delighted when, even with financing, we got to exchange in fewer than 10 working days.