THIRD TIME JUST AS LUCKY
No stranger to the name Octagon, Jenny Weiss, who had both worked with and previously lived in Octagon properties, did not need much persuading to back the same horse again when embarking on the search for her next new home.
A well-established interior designer, co-founder of the super luxe Hill House Interiors, Jenny has a string of high demands – namely quality, craftsmanship and service.
‘Having brought up my children in two wonderful large Octagon family homes, it was time for me to ‘rightsize’. I needed a more compact home, suited to my own needs, but it had to be light-filled and spacious, so I can entertain and put up friends and family. When I heard that Octagon were taking on the Broadoaks Park site in West Byfleet, I immediately contacted them, to see if there would be a house on plan which might have my name on it. The development ticked so many boxes for me. It is within a short drive of my studio and showroom in Weybridge, and equally important, when I need to get into London, it is just a short walk to West Byfleet train station, with a fast service into Waterloo as well as being just one stop to Weybridge. The town centre has the all essential Waitrose and a string of lovely independents, including an excellent fish shop. As I will be living mainly on my own, it is also reassuring that I will be part of a new ‘village’ community, and as well as relaxing in my own South-facing garden, I will be able to enjoy strolls through the communal grounds.
‘I knew interest generally to buy at Broadoaks Park was high, so as I trust the Octagon company to always deliver a high-quality property, I felt confident in making the decision to buy off-plan. So, mind firmly made up I reserved quickly! I do believe I was the second buyer there to have exchanged, and now of course, I am counting the days until completion, as I cannot wait to move in!
‘Being a designer in my own right, I had clear cut ideas of how the new home was going to function and look for me. Working with Andy Cook has been a delight – he is a fabulous co-ordinator and leaves not a stone unturned. Familiar as I am with Octagon’s level of specification and build quality, I know I am not going to be disappointed the day Octagon hand over the keys.’