Just what the doctor ordered
25 Beautiful Homes|October 2021
Katy and Sy Dodman have transformed this once ramshackle doctor’s surgery into a beautiful home
SALLY SMITH

For Katy and Sy Dodman, it was only a matter of time before they moved back home to the town in Northamptonshire where they both grew up. ‘We’ve moved seven times in the last 10 years,’ says Katy. ‘It’s been quite exhausting and we were ready to settle down and spend more quality time with our families,’ says Katy.

The first house they viewed was conveniently placed on a wide and leafy road just a five-minute walk from the station, but the pair felt it wasn’t for them. ‘It was a mess and needed a lot of renovation work, and I was overwhelmed with the thought of such a massive project,’ says Katy. ‘Instead, we put an offer on a more finished property up the road, but that fell through.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM 25 BEAUTIFUL HOMESView All

Worth the wait

Taking the time to plan a stunning, light-filled extension to their home paid off handsomely for Laura and Kevin Purdy

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

Just what the doctor ordered

Katy and Sy Dodman have transformed this once ramshackle doctor’s surgery into a beautiful home

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

Where old meets new

Bee Osborn’s sensitive restoration of a former village post office is a masterclass in the art of combining traditional and modern-day style

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

Fresh THINKING

Rachael and Tom Somerville have reconfigured a period house and added a contemporary extension to create a welcoming family home

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

HIDEAWAY HOME

A minimalistic approach to interior design has enabled Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson to focus on the music in their life

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Inspired by this apartment’s clean lines, Ally and Stephen Pang have created a home that works for their whole family

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

COUNTRY conversion

Emily Hutchings and Raymond Seager gave a 300-year-old farm building an eco-friendly update

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

CAPITAL gains

Pauline Gidoin paired designer pieces with high-street

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

Contemporary THEATRE

Fantastical patterns combined with bold colours create drama in Tamara MacDonald’s family home

2 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

A considered blend of country chic and contemporary cool makes the most of Lucinda Bullock-Webster’s terrace

3 mins read
25 Beautiful Homes
October 2021
RELATED STORIES

Facing a Hard Choice? Get Out of Your Head

When we look at a decision through someone else’s eyes, change becomes a lot easier to make.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2021

GOOGLE IN COURT TO APPEAL EU'S 2018 ANDROID ANTITRUST CASE

Google headed to a top European Union court this week to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
October 01, 2021

Border Conflicts

“Covid Zero” kept Australia safe, if isolated, for 18 months. Now its states are split over how to move on

6 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
September 20, 2021

FAUCI FLUNKS COVID LIE DETECTOR TEST!

Voice spikes on vax info, origins of deadly virus

2 mins read
National Enquirer
September 20, 2021

Back to Work in a COVID World

These three strategies will make returning to work easier for you and your employees

3 mins read
Newsweek
September 03, 2021

Imposter Syndrome

HOW YOU CAN OVERCOME

2 mins read
Natural Solutions
August 2021

Troops Fight On in the Mideast

While Biden leaves Afghanistan and pulls back in Iraq, the U.S. military persists in Syria

10+ mins read
Newsweek
August 27, 2021

Sidney – Catch the Wave

Business meets beach culture in sun-splashed Sydney.

4 mins read
Global Traveler
August 2021

GREECE - ATHENS

Athens, the capital of modern-day Greece, also stood at the heart of Ancient Greece. Fifth-century B.C. landmarks still dominate this city, which historians generally consider the birthplace of Western civilization. Make sure to explore the many historic sites and breathtaking views.

2 mins read
Global Traveler
July 2021

Do Your Employees Love Your Company?

Find out this fall when Newsweek and the Best Practice Institute unveil the first "Most Loved Workplaces" list

5 mins read
Newsweek
July 02 - 09, 2021