A Bigger Home For A Growing Family

Posted 3 June 2021 by Keith Osborne

Pearla and Adam were renting but used Help to Buy to purchase a much larger home perfect for raising their young family...

With the arrival of their first child, Pearla Zoueini (28) and Adam Beainy (39) started a search to swap their one-bedroom rental home for the purchase of a larger property that would accommodate their needs.

The had been living in Canning Town since 2016 and while they viewed multiple apartments and homes in that area and west London for the next three years, struggled to find the right family home.

“As we had lived in the Canning Town area for so long, we wanted to find a home which would have the same excellent travel connections yet with the added convenience of being a spacious and new built home for our growing family. Our hunt proved to be quite hard until we came across Brunel Street Works, which at the time was in construction close to our previous home.”

The couple viewed and reserved a three-bedroom apartment at Brunel Street Works in November 2019 and moved into their apartment in December 2020. The young family always intended to use the Help to Buy scheme to take their first step on the property ladder and were able to use the full 40% loan alongside a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage to secure their new home.

Buying their new home with the assistance of the Help to Buy initiative and setting permanent roots in Canning Town also meant that the couple could fulfil their lifelong dream of starting their own business in an area which they were familiar with. In September 2019, just before reserving their new home at Brunel Street Works, the ambitious couple successfully opened their Lebanese restaurant, Petit Café, across the road from their new home which has proven to be a roaring success with the local community ever since.

Adam said: “We are delighted that we were able to finally realise our dream of owning our own business after many years of working in a corporate setting. Canning Town was the perfect location for us to invest in the future as this pocket of East London has evolved hugely over the past few years and achieved a huge area growth which looks promising for the legacy that we want to leave for our children.’’

Since moving to their new home, the couple have also welcomed a second child and their new home has proven to be exactly what they had wished for their growing family: “The first feature that stood out for us when we first viewed the apartment was the amount of space that each room would provide, which has been a huge benefit for us with two young children. The whole layout of the home has been well-thought-out and designed, for example the corridor is very spacious for roaming toddlers and there is so much storage throughout which we were really lacking in our previous one-bedroom flat. We also have an impressive balcony with views over Canary Wharf and the O2 which is particularly stunning at night.

“Beyond our home, we really appreciate all the other features that the development provides like the podium gardens where we can take the children to play and the close proximity to all the convenience shops, GP surgery and even a nursery which are all within a 15-minutes’ walk.”

Brunel Street Works is a development of 975 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in thriving Canning Town. Each home features contemporary kitchens, spacious bedrooms, and underfloor heating throughout.

In addition to the new homes, Brunel Street Works will offer onsite shops and workspaces, children’s playgrounds, a 152-bedroom hotel – providing new job opportunities – and beautiful podium gardens with views of East London. Beyond the development, Canning Town boasts an array of restaurants and bars, an abundance of outdoor space, and excellent transport links to the city centre.

Prices at Brunel Street Works start from £460,000. Find out more at www.lindenhomes.co.uk.


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