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Former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin lives in a stunning home in Essex with her husband Richard and their two daughters Bessie, 13 and Lucy, 9.
Lucy, 50, played Lisa Fowler on the hit BBC soap until earlier this year.
When she was away from Albert Square, Lucy considered herself more of an Essex girl that an east-ender, after having lived there for over 10 years.
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She recently told Essex Live: "I'd been in London for some time and was over it really.
"I loved how green it is in Gidea Park, with lots of parks and outdoor space. We were talking about having kids anyway, so it was a natural progression. I've never looked back.
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"Last year I actually sold my flat in Islington that I'd kept. I thought, 'Do I miss it? Am I sad?' In fact I was completely fine. I think I can call myself an Essex girl."
And it is easy to see why she is proud about being from Essex when you see her home.
Let's take a look…
Lucy's home has a lovely wooden staircase complete with polished bannister. The walls are painted white and the star has geometrically patterned monochrome carpet as well as matching drapes.
At Christmas the actress wrapped a festive garland, which was adorned with baubles and ribbons around the bannister, and it looked fabulous.
The staircase runs above the door into the kitchen, and we can see how light and spacious the house is.
In this snap of Lucy in the kitchen we can see that there is a navy-painted kitchen island, which has a marble worktop.
In the centre is a large statement silver tap and the walls are painted a bright white colour, which gives the space such a fresh and airy feel.
There are also floor to ceiling cupboards which are painted white.
The kitchen is open plan, leading on to the living room which has glass patio doors that open up to the outside space.
From this snap of Lucy's 50th birthday celebrations we can see that she has glossy marble flooring and a large garden with a perfectly manicured lawn.
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Alike to most parents up and down the country, the Lucy and her husband have spent part of the summer having to homeschool their children.
For this it seems that the actress had the perfect set up, with old-fashioned style school desks with a folding lid for keeping stationary and books.
The girls have decorated them with stickers and photographs.
In this image of one of the bedrooms in the house, we can see that there is a large double bed complete with purple suede headboard.
The bed has crisp white sheets and an abundance of different stylish cushions.
Above is a gorgeous crystal chandelier and the window has a quilted pearl-coloured valance atop. Very chic!
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