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The Times: Bricks & Mortar

Friday 24th March 2017

Make a move to a home by a canal
Claire Carponen

Hackney, E2

This two-bedroom top-floor apartment is in a popular spot by Broadway Market, a trendy shopping street that hosts a weekend farmers' market. Housed in a converted period warehouse by Regent's Canal, the property has modern decor, a new kitchen and a balcony off the living area, which overlooks the water.

 £575,000, dexters.co.uk

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City A.M. Hot Property

 Friday 24th March 2017

Focus On Oval: Why Oval's not for squares
Melissa York

Kennington Park is a great green space for everyone else, which has become an increasingly diverse group in recent years. Mel Hewitt from Dexters' office in Kennington notes, "There is a complete cross section of buyers here, ranging from first time buyers and professionals to families opting for the beautiful five storey properties on Albert Square.
 
"We are also spotting a trend of downsizers heading to Oval - couples who moved outside the capital to raise their families, but are making the move back once their children have flown the nest." She's also yet another advocate for the Saturday farmers' market, with a special shout out for the "delicious sausages."
 
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Metro: Property

Tuesday 21st March 2017

North Kensington
Andrea Dean

First rung, £399,999 Dexters, dexters.co.uk

A roomy one-bed flat on the third floor of the iconic Trellick Tower. Features sliding doors to a west-facing balcony, and fitted wardobes in the bedroom.

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Sunday Times: Home

Sunday 19th March 2017

20 best homes to live in

Teddington, £709,950
A perfect blend of quirkiness and glamour: this former schoolhouse has been converted into a two-bedroom home with pale wood floors and designer lighting. It's within walking distance of Teddington and Hampton Wick stations, as well as Bushy Park.

020 8288 8288

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Telegraph: Property

Saturday 18th March 2017

Inspiration for green fingers
Isabelle Fraser

London, Osterley Park, £2.45m
Located within the National Trust's Osterley Park in Isleworth, West London, the Old Farmhouse is set among three acres with a walled parterre rose garden, with topiary galore, a croquet lawn and an orchard. Inside, the Grade II listed Georgian house has six bedrooms and has been lovingly restored with traditional-style decor. It has grand dimensions and ornate mouldings and fireplaces.

Agent: Dexters (020 8560 1177)

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City A.M. Hot Property

 Friday 17th March 2017

Focus On Twickenham: Families flock to TW1 for period houses, riverside walks, and a 25min commute
Melissa York

Competition is also being whipped up within the locality, though, as much of the movement is due to families jostling around school catchment areas and popular high streets. Yet there’s also some flow outwards from downsizers, who are attracted by two to three bedroom Victorian cottages on the outskirts of central Twickenham.
 
Despite price increases, it’s still relatively good value for money in the affluent borough of Richmond. Barry McCarthy, sales director at the local branch of Dexters, says the property market is “buzzing” in the area, because “you can get a Victorian family home for between £900,000 and £1.1m; that money would not get buyers anything comparable in neighbouring Barnes, Kew or Richmond.
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The Times: Bricks & Mortar

Friday 10th March 2017

Prime properties
Claire Carponen

Period apartment Kensington, W8

What you get This three-storey apartment has been finished to a high standard and features a media room, a master bedroom with a marble hammam-style en suite with a double bath and steam shower and a dressing room. There are three further bedrooms, a south-facing reception room with herringbone parquet flooring, a kitchen/dining room, and a garden.

Where is it? On Stafford Terrace, moments from Kensington High Street. Holland Park is a short walk away.

Upside Parquet flooring meets 21st-century tech.

Downside Two of the bedrooms are on the basement level.

Price £3.95 million

Contact Dexters, 020 7243 4500, dexters.co.uk

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Sunday Times: Home

Sunday 5th March 2017

Seeing double
Caroline Scott

Twickenham, £1.45m
Many families would envy the owners of this five-bedroom Edwardian semi in Strawberry Hill. It has the essential open-plan kitchen/family room to the rear, with an island, roof light and bifold doors opening onto decking and a pergola; there’s a utility room with a side entrance, too. The reception room is painted in fashionable light blue (the new grey), and the top floor has been converted into a master suite, with a 15ft by 9ft dressing room. 020 8744 0074, dexters.co.uk
 

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The Times: Bricks & Mortar

 Friday 24th February 2017

Twickenham House, a development on with Dexters New Homes team, was featured in the Friday Times Bricks & Mortar. The article ends with some great market comment from Dexters Twickenham Sales Board Director Barry McCarthy.

Rugby, the river and a farmers’ market
David Byers

Twickenham is world famous as the home of English rugby and will welcome 80,000 fans on Sunday when England face Italy in the Six Nations. Yet this southwest London suburb, which is a little scruffier than some of its neighbours, has an interesting position in the property game.

At a time when property rises in the more overheated parts of London are slowing, Twickenham is poised to take advantage. The average house price is £650,815 compared with £783,907 in neighbouring Richmond, and the fast train to London Waterloo takes 20 minutes. You will find a rare mix of history and green spaces in the form of Strawberry Hill House, a gothic mansion built by the author Horace Walpole; Marble Hill House, a Palladian gem; and York House and gardens, a 17th-century pile.

Twickenham has boutique shops along Church Street, and there are plenty of pubs for a pre-game drink — 12 in total. A farmers’ market is held every Saturday, which is known to boost demand for properties near by. The suburb also borders the River Thames. Richmond is a 30-minute walk along its banks; and if you’re feeling more adventurous Kingston, or even Hampton Court, is within reach. It’s this combination of facilities and lifestyle that is attracting young professionals, who are the target market for developments such as Twickenham House by the developer Portdevon.

This collection of 21 flats with one or two bedrooms, is smart, but functional, and a 12-minute walk from Twickenham station. About 60 per cent of the flats have been bought by first-time buyers, all young couples. Six of the buyers used the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Apartment 19, on the top floor, is the only flat still on the market. It has wooden floors throughout, but the block’s location is the reason why it is priced at a comparatively modest £579,950.

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Although the view from the balcony takes in the rugby stadium, a possible downside is the noise coming from a commercial park in one direction, the busy Heath Road in another, and a railway bridge, which is only a few hundred feet away.

Despite Twickenham’s appeal to first-time buyers priced out of neighbouring suburbs, Gary Durden, the director of Portdevon, says that it will attract families too. “[Twickenham] is known for having good schools, both state and private, and plenty of green spaces,” he says.
Barry McCarthy, a director at Dexter’s in Twickenham, says: “You can get a Victorian family home for between £900,000 and £1.1 million; that money would not get buyers anything comparable in Barnes, Kew or Richmond.

“You also have outstanding schools here. Waldegrave girls school is one of the best non-fee-paying schools of its type in the country. At the moment we don’t have enough housing stock to meet demand.”

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London's Evening Standard

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Trophy Home of the Week: a grand country house…in deepest Woolwich
Faye Greenslade

This “country” mansion is only 35 minutes from the West End. Grade II-listed Rushgrove House, a Georgian beauty in three acres of landscaped grounds with a private fishing lake, awaits in south-east London, just off Artillery Place in Woolwich, which will be only 22 minutes from Bond Street once Crossrail is launched.

The majestic house was bought by the Admiralty for the head of the Royal Marine barracks before it became a family home, now beautifully restored throughout.

There are six reception rooms with wood floors and high corniced ceilings, and nine bedroom reached by a grand staircase under a huge chandelier. This handsome property is on the market with Dexters (020 7590 9590).

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Nationwide press coverage

Monday 20th February 2017

Skinny house in Hammersmith for sale for £855k: surprisingly spacious three-bedroom home hides behind a super-slim exterior measuring just 7ft-wide
Lizzie Rivera

Measuring just seven feet across at its widest point, this Hammersmith home is slimmer than a Northern Line Tube carriage and only slightly wider than a London black cab. 

Yet almost 1,000sq ft of living space has been carved out of the unusually slim house, making it almost en par with an average-sized family home in Britain.
For sale for £855,000, the property dates back to the 1850s and is believed to have once been used as a Victorian laundry house.
The current owner, Carsten Freisberg, has lived in the property for more than 13 years and extensively refurbished the building, including removing some of the walls and doors to open out the space.
He says that buying such an unusual home enabled him to get on the housing ladder, "as the same square footage in a flat or a more conventional house were going for a lot more money at the time."

Spread across four floors, the ground floor leads to a kitchen, separate reception room and garden.
A central staircase leads up to the main bedroom, with a separate bathroom and toilet on the first-floor and two further bedrooms on the second-floor.
The top floor is currently used for two separate studies.
Plus there are two roof terraces, one at the back of the house on the first-floor, and another at the front of the house on the top floor.
Freisberg says: "In terms of the interiors, exposed timber staircases, buttresses and pillars give the house a charming almost boat-like feel. The north to south orientation of the house means that it remains warm and sunny throughout the day."

Located in Brackenbury Village, a small residential enclave in west London, the house is within walking distance of Hammersmith's King Street, with good Tube links and and a 30-minute drive from Heathrow. The three-bedroom home in Kilmarsh Road is for sale through Dexters (020 8939 6061).

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Sunday Times: Home

Sunday 19th February 2017

Pick of the bunch
Charlotte Vowden

You’ll need to be a dab hand with clippers to keep the topiary tidy at the Old Farmhouse, a grade II listed Georgian pile in the grounds of Osterley Park, a National Trust property in Isleworth. Its three manicured acres include an orchard, and there’s more trimming to be done in the walled parterre rose garden, which has espaliered fruit trees and a croquet lawn. The house has six bedrooms: the one with a balcony on the second floor has the best views of the surrounding green and pleasant land. (020 8560 1177).

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Sunday Times: Home

Sunday 12th February 2017

Wheel of fortune
Anne Cuthbertson

…Yet a proper post-Brexit crash never materialised. This was not the six-month paralysis that set in after the collapse of the Lehman Brothers in 2008. Autumn brought encouraging signs… the London estate agency Dexters carried out 16,000 viewings last month.

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