Cou­ple had right for­mula for new pad

Pair agreed to cater for di­verse pas­sions

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - APARTMENT LIVING - By Lau­rna Robert­son

JAMES Knipe and fi­ancee An­nie Har­ri­son have very dif­fer­ent pas­sions. While me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer James loves ev­ery­thing about For­mula One and Fer­raris, ecol­o­gist An­nie is pas­sion­ate about the nat­u­ral world. How­ever, the pair have man­aged to com­bine their loves at 4B Eden Place in Aberdeen’s Rose­mount. “The colour schemes in a lot of the rooms have an earthy feel and we have na­ture-in­spired art­work be­cause of what An­nie does,” said James, a 27-year-old en­gi­neer for Xo­dus Group. “But for me, art is the beau­ti­ful cars of Fer­rari and For­mula One so I also have pic­tures of the cars and mod­els in sev­eral rooms. I also man­aged to con­vince An­nie to have a red fea­ture wall in the bed­room.” The cou­ple bought their first home to­gether in July 2009 when James and PhD pop­u­la­tion ecol­ogy stu­dent An­nie, 27, found ex­actly what they were look­ing for. James said: “We wanted to live in a con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion with good ac­cess to the city cen­tre but also in an area that wasn’t too noisy. “As an en­gi­neer, I ap­pre­ci­ate qual­ity, and the gran­ite build­ings in Aberdeen are well-con­structed so I’d al­ways wanted one of the Vic­to­rian flats. “When we came to view this flat it had both of those things – it’s on a no-through road in Rose­mount and it’s over 100 years old.” If they weren’t sold al­ready, the kitchen nailed it for them. James said: “Com­ing from the coun­try­side, I like kitchens that cater for tra­di­tional cook­ing.

TEAM: James Knipe, An­nie Har­ri­son and puppy Dou­gal.

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