Great article from the London evening standard which takes a week in the life of Home Hunts….
The article takes a week in the life of Tim Swannie, director of Home Hunts and sums it up, it includes
I get a call from a Scottish client who recently bought Eric Clapton’s former summer home in Provence through us. We are project managing the renovation and interior design of the property for him.
He asks if I could go there today and report back. I have a meeting with the renovation team and also see the interior designer. They are doing an amazing job — the client is going to be happy. I ring him and report on the work, send him some photos and a couple of videos of the place.
They’ve invited me to stay with them next month for a few days and I can’t wait.
A high-profile client who works in films — sorry no names — is doing a viewing trip by helicopter, and I am arranging the logistics today. We were briefed on his requirements by his assistant three weeks ago and have visited many places on his behalf. He has a budget of £12 million and we have narrowed it down to four homes. He is flying to Nice next week, when we will meet them and show him the selected homes, flying to each by helicopter over the course of the day’s viewings.
We work with a lot of well-known clients from the worlds of entertainment and sport, as well as business people and even the occasional royal, so discretion is key.