Ring in the new

Some of Sur­rey’s finest new houses come to the mar­ket–plus a prop­erty with pos­si­bil­i­ties

Country Life Every Week - - Property Market -

AF­TER one of the most chal­leng­ing years ever ex­pe­ri­enced by de­vel­op­ers of flag­ship new houses at the very top end of the prime prop­erty mar­ket, Sur­rey­based builder Oc­tagon cel­e­brated Christ­mas in style with a flurry of sales worth an es­ti­mated £27.75 mil­lion, all con­cluded in the last four weeks of the year.

A de­lighted, and doubt­less re­lieved, An­gus Mc­quhae, the firm’s sales di­rec­tor, con­firms that all the re­cent sales were of clas­sic de­tached Oc­tagon houses in prime lo­ca­tions within com­mut­ing dis­tance of cen­tral Lon­don, close to ex­cel­lent schools and col­leges and in­tended to be the new own­ers’ main fam­ily home. They in­cluded Sad­dle Stones (Fig 2) at an ask­ing price of £7.5m on the ex­clu­sive St Ge­orge’s Hill Es­tate in Wey­bridge; two 8,634sq ft ‘su­per homes’—fair­mont House and Grenville House at

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