An old vicarage in Warwickshire has been transformed after a huge renovation project that lasted 18 months.
The building, which is thought to be around 150 years old, was worth considerably less in 2016 before being given a large-scale facelift. It is now being marketed on estate agent Yopo for £1.95 million, which is more than £1 million higher than the average value of a house in the Calverdon village at £705,055, according to the Daily Mail.
The part-Georgian, part-Victorian house is believed to have been built in 1865, so it is no surprise it was in need of a substantial update.
Current owners, who bought the property in 2003 from the Church, underwent a project that saw a new roof being installed, and plumbing, electrics and heating being updated. Wall insulation was also fitted, and the entire garden was landscaped.
It has considerable grounds, which include a former stable, pig house and coach house. The estate agent has suggested these could be transformed into annexes, offices or other outdoor dwellings, which could boost the value of the property even more in the future.
It also has a mature garden, which includes a 23-metre cedar tree, large yews, maples, and some birches.
The house itself is vast, and boasts seven bedrooms, which includes a master with an en suite. It also has two reception rooms, dining room, office, a modern open-plan kitchen and utility room on the ground floor.
Further below, homebuyers will be able to find a wine cellar where they can store their favourite tipples.
Visitors are likely to be impressed by the building as soon as they see it from Church Road, as its entrance features impressive double iron gates to the front door.
While undergoing extensive modernisation in terms of its appliances and features, it still retains a lot of original fixtures that adds to its appeal.
These include beautiful tiles in the hallway, coving, fireplaces, sash windows and Georgian-style doors.
This kind of renovation could inspire many homeowners to do their own restoration project in their current house. They may want to redecorate it to give their residence a much-needed facelift, or to boost its value – much like the owners of this picturesque vicarage have done.
One of the best ways to improve a home is to hire experts in conservatories in Tameside to come in and extend your property into your garden. By having a conservatory you can add considerable square footage to your downstairs living space, providing an extra reception room.
Those who have kids can turn this into a playroom, while others can create a separate dining room, social space or extend their kitchen to make it open plan. There are many options when it comes to adding a conservatory or orangery to your property, and doing so could increase the value of your home.
Indeed, Key Retirement revealed investing in this type of extension can “add around seven per cent to the value of your home”. This could substantially outweigh the money you have to pay for the conservatory in the first place, with this building work typically costing between £5,000 and £30,000, the Daily Record reported.