With an easy commute from Chingford Station into Liverpool Street each morning, and three children enrolled in local schools, Darren and Sharon Redhead were settled in the North London area, but simply needed more space.
But when a large renovation on their self-built family home began to look incredibly costly, the couple decided on another angle, instead buying a new plot of land just a mile down the road.
Having seen an advert in the Sunday Times, the Redheads knew Octagon had the look and style they wanted for their new home, and, as they continued to notice the developer’s name cropping up in national property press, they felt it was time to give the Octagon team a call.
Following an initial sit down with John Pope, head of the bespoke division, the couple were shown a selection of currently available homes as guide, and were further impressed with what they saw.
“We’d planned to see two Octagon houses of a similar size to what we were hoping for, but we liked the first home so much we didn’t even see the second – it was exactly what we wanted, so we went for it!” explained Darren.
Small tweaks were made to the initial designs – the adjoined garage was changed into a free standing building, and the formal dining room given a more open plan layout, something the family have been enjoying since they moved in.