Confessions of a Property Stalker
Have I ever told you about my guilty pleasure?
No, it’s not eating chocolate in secret(although I do that too), and no, I’m not a secret drinker! I can hardly bring myself to say it…I am addicted to all kinds of property search programmes on TV. Location, Location, Location is my favourite, but I also watch Escape to the Country, Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses, Property Ladder….etc, etc. If I’m home alone, I can watch them for hours at a time and I’ll even watch the repeats. Is this an addiction I can get therapy for?
I think it stems from the fact that I have lived in the same house for many years, and although I am constantly redecorating, it’s not the same as starting from scratch somewhere new. It’s years since I have experienced the thrill of walking into a new place and imagining the possibilities that it presents.
Designing for clients is different. You are putting yourself into their shoes and designing for them. I just love to escape into fantasy and imagine what I would do with that sitting room and how would I re-configure that layout to the best possible solution for my life.
So, just as I am thinking of going cold turkey, I discover a new way of feeding this addiction. Estate agents websites.
How beautiful is this Georgian terraced house in Bath? I’m already fantasizing about the life I will lead. All of that light flooding in is just a dream come true. That workspace above could be my new office and I would be super productive I’m sure. And the period features! Swoon!
And who would complain about living in this neighbourhood?
Currently available for a cool £1.7 million from Savills.
What’s your guilty pleasure?