Downsizing doesn’t need to mean lowering your expectations, as the owners of this apartment found when they moved from their previous home into one of London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods.
Exchanging a four-storey Victorian house in Camden Town for a brand-new flat in King’s Cross might seem an extreme move to some, but for Tony Dalton and his partner Jennifer, both in their 70s, it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.
‘Much as we loved our old house, having so many flights of stairs was becoming a challenge,’ says Jennifer. ‘An apartment with a lift was beckoning, so we thought we would relocate before we were forced to.’
Having had a long career in advertising, including as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, Jennifer had already tested out apartment-living during her years in the US, but after months of searching the couple hadn’t found anything to their liking.
Then, one day, while travelling through King’s Cross they found that the entire area was being transformed, with new buildings sitting alongside old warehouses.