A new property show that cashes in on homeowners’ search for space is set to appear on the nation’s TV screens.
In Perfect House, Secret Location, Steve Jones (pictured) road-tests his unconventional approach to house-hunting in a bid to transform people’s lives. The show will see Steve take four families to some dream homes – but the twist is, they have absolutely no idea where any of them are, and some of them are unconventional, to say the least.
Can Steve help these house-hunters find their perfect homes by encouraging them to focus on the ‘what’ without getting hung up on the ‘where’? It’s a story familiar to agents.
In episode one, he helps childhood sweethearts Steffi and Jimmy McGeoghan from west London find a house with sufficient space for their three young children, Steffi’s disabled mother and Jimmy’s home-office.
The mystery tour around the UK includes a seaside house with a first-floor garden and beach bar, an old post office, a mock-Tudor home and a seven-bedroom Georgian pile with a wine cellar.
Topsy-turvy butcher’s shop
In another episode, Steve helps Essex family Keith and Tracey Boxcer, along with their daughter Polly, fulfil their ambition of finding a forever house with unique character, plus just enough work to keep builder Keith happy, and enough wardrobe space to house Polly and Tracy’s extensive clothing collections. Although they have no idea where they are, Steve takes them to a 17th-century pub with its own cock-fighting pit, a topsy-turvy old butcher’s shop, a seaside haven and a pre-fabricated 1980s lodge.
The final episode sees Steve help Northamptonshire couple Nicki and Levant Aktolga find a house suitable for their home-based businesses and their DJ son’s music studio.
This time the tour features a 17th-century cottage with a secret garden, an old bakery with multiple outhouses, a modern semi with a sprawling garden, and a converted mill with circular rooms and a viewing tower.
Perfect House, Secret Location will air on Channel 4 every Thursday from 17 March at 8pm for four weeks.