ISABELLA Pyne (24) and Charlie Courtenay (26) have taken to Instagram to document the progress of their new life at Barratt Homes’ Gilden Park development.
The couple, along with their Bengal cat Teego, moved into their first home in May 2019 and their Instagram account @3_atplot103 follows the progress from building site to sanctuary.
There has been a recent rise in the number of people using social media to document their new build journey. The #newbuildjourney tag on Instagram has 122,220 posts meaning that new build buyers will never be short of inspiration.
Isabella said: “When we bought our home I was looking at a lot of social media accounts for inspiration on how to decorate. With a new build you have complete creative licence so it can be a little overwhelming with what style to go for!
“I started following other new build accounts on Instagram which was really helpful. It’s like an online community and everyone is more than happy to offer tips or advice.”
The couple, who are originally from Harlow, were delighted to find their dream home just a stone’s throw away from where they both grew up.
Isabella said: “We had been looking at properties for over two years and just hadn’t found a house that ticked all of the boxes. When we saw the Barwick we fell in love, it was everything we had been looking for and we knew it was the house for us.”
Gilden Park has excellent transport links and is just a short drive away from Harlow town centre which has a range of shops, bars and restaurants. As well as this, residents can enjoy the beautiful countryside nearby.
Isabella said: “We love the location of Gilden Park; we’re quite adventurous and being able to get outdoors at the weekends and go for bike rides or a nice long walk without having to travel for hours in the car is really important to us.”
Isabella hopes that their Instagram page will be of use to others who are purchasing a new home, she said: “I post details of different rooms and how we have styled them. I really like it when people message me to ask where something is from; it feels great to help other people find inspiration for their home.”
Barratt Homes have a range of one and three bedroom homes available at Gilden Park from £199,995. For more information about any of Barratt Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk, alternatively, call the sales line on 0333 355 8500.
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