From: Design*Sponge

By: Lauren Chorpening

Caroline and John started searching for a new home in the Angel neighborhood of London three years ago. They lived in a flat in Angel at the time, and because of the easy access to London’s Financial District where Caroline and John both work, they wanted to find a house in the same neighborhood. But the search was much more exhausting than they expected. “I had pretty much put a bid in (above asking price) on every home in the area and still managed to lose out. The market was going crazy,” Caroline remembers. By expanding their search radius by 500 meters (or about 1/3 mile), more options appeared. From the doorstep of a house they were touring in the Newington Green neighborhood, the couple saw a Victorian terraced house with a “for sale” sign out front. They were instantly drawn to the house and knew it was finally the one they could call home with their children, Jack and Annabelle.

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