When Andrew (47) and Eva Baxter (39) decided to permanently relocate from Moscow to London with their three young children, they were determined to find a family home that ticked absolutely all of the boxes.
We were looking for a large house with a decent – sized garden in a great location. The Campden had all this and more – fantastic design and an exceptionally high quality finish, plus good amenities close by.
At first, The Baxters didn’t plan to buy a new build property and they were house hunting for quite a while before they found their perfect house in The Campden. They looked at a number of different London suburbs and a several period properties in Wimbledon Village before they came across London’s Square’s exclusive gated scheme on Edge Hill.
A consistent problem we encountered with older houses was that few of them were built with modern open-plan living in mind. This was a significant drawback and even the properties we looked at which had been recently refurbished simply didn’t compete with the convenient, well-designed layout of The Campden. We weren’t prepared to make a compromise and thankfully we found just what we wanted.
We looked at a number of different London suburbs, but as soon as we stepped into Wimbledon we knew it was where we had to live. It has it all - close proximity to London, yet far enough away to not feel boxed in. Wimbledon Village High Street is a little community with boutique shops, independent restaurants and a huge expanse of open space at Wimbledon Common close by. But the centre of Wimbledon has still got a city feel - with a big shopping centre and lots of designer stores. It’s the perfect mix of London and country.
London Square Wimbledon Village is small and intimate with a feeling of privacy. It doesn’t feel too big or impersonal which was important to us with three young children.