From the exterior they’re like any other unflashy single-storey home. Asset manager Irina Rickerby, 37, is married to Tom, 34, a product trader. They have two daughters, Ruby, four, and Vivienne, two, and live in Longniddry, Scotland. It couldn’t have been further from our fantasy home. The previous owners hadn’t upgraded it given that they moved in back in 1969 – it got peach carpets and rugs and pine ceilings. A long way off from our swish city pad in the center of Edinburgh.
I believe many prospective customers hadn’t been able to see at night design horrors. But, we could – and we had a need to fortunately, as then back, in 2013, we wanted to begin a family. Is Carrie Symonds descended from Downing Street? It’s a very particular style – a four-bedroom pavilion style Sixties bungalow. Its mid-century design needs a certain interior ‘look’ to be convincing – less pastel wallpaper, more Mad Men style.
Most guests compare our home to a Don Draper-style-pad when they walk in. We paid £430,000 and it’s now well worth about £650,000. Than feeling oppressed by living using one level Rather, we feel liberated. We haven’t had to baby-proof something, as there is no need to worry about stairs. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, which were here when we shifted in, I could always see the ladies when they’re playing outdoors.
- Contrarian investing
- Type of machines and workstations with specialized specs
- Charitable donations
- Budget range; definitely not a specific number, but