Octagon has been synonymous with the highest quality homes for almost 40 years.
All Octagon properties are individually designed by its talented in-house team and each home has a distinct character while retaining the unmistakable Octagon style. The combination of classic exterior architecture, beautiful landscaping and complementary interiors, along with the use of state-of-the-art technology, has earned the South East-based niche property specialist a formidable number of industry awards. Its Bespoke division is continually growing, with commissions trebling over the past 12 months and the map of Octagon Bespoke homes now spanning the entire south of England.
Properties will range from beautiful apartments to spacious detached family homes.
2018 saw two exceptional, albeit very different, Octagon schemes in London. Eagle House in Wimbledon Village is among London’s finest surviving examples of a Jacobean Manor House. Originally built in the early 1600s, the Grade II listed property has known a number of famous residents, from co-founder of the British East India Company, Robert Bell, to renowned German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Working closely with English Heritage, Octagon’s award-winning team of craftsmen painstakingly restored the property’s best period features, from stained glass to original fireplaces, and converted the accommodation into eight luxury apartments.
Across the city is Bishops Row, Octagon’s first Fulham development. With space often a premium in this enclave of London, Octagon employed innovative techniques to create nine townhouses with rooftop views over the River Thames. Featuring four to five bedrooms, these deceptively large properties offer exceptional interior features and entertainment suites featuring gyms and wine stores, sunken covered courtyards and open plan contemporary kitchens opening onto secluded private gardens. After almost five years of planning, the Committee has resolved to approve the planning application for Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet, Surrey, with work due to start on the 25-acre site in early 2019. Properties will range from beautiful apartments to spacious detached family homes, with the flagship site seamlessly blending new build properties with the existing Grade II listed mansion and its adjoining lodges and coach houses.
The combination of classic architecture, beautiful landscaping and complementary interiors has earned Octogan a number of industry awards.
The Octagon Bespoke division is well versed in handling clients’ unusual and unexpected requests as they build their dream homes, from swimming pool covers which double up as dance floors to showroom garaging and helicopter pads. However, one particular bespoke request has stuck in the memory of John Pope, Octagon’s Bespoke director: ‘Pets are something that some of our clients feel particularly passionate about and often no expense is spared when it comes to their general wellbeing.
As well as a Cape Cod-style doghouse at a home on the St George’s Hill estate, complete with heating and soft furnishings, we have very recently installed an indoor, split-level dog shower for one of our canine-loving clients, which comes complete with Hans Grohe brassware and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, against a backdrop of book-matched slab marble. One of the dogs is quite small, so sits on the top level of the shower, while the larger dog uses the lower level, meaning they can be washed at the same time with ease and in style!’
Octagon Developments Ltd Weir House, Hurst Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AY +44 (0)20 8481 7500