bathroom

Bathroom reveal

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Roman Wool Blinds

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dressing room and en suite

Creating the en suite

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The Master Suite

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Autumn light

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Autumn Garden 2016

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Renovating and Restoring our Victorian house

As featured in The Yorkshire Post.  Penraevon is an Arts and Crafts Victorian villa built in Leeds in 1881.  The Pevsner Architecture Guide to Leeds describes our house as follows:

The most attractive is Penraevon of 1881…Again domestic revival but in stone, with a half timbered gable above an oriel window, leaded lights and pretty timber porch.

We’re writing a renovation blog for our new home. Over time, as we repair, renovate and restore the house, we’ll cover the products we use, the tradespeople we employ and how we explore the space and function of the house.  We’ll document what we discover about the history of the house, it’s architects, its features and quirks, how it was used, and even how it changed its name from Redbank to Penraevon to Bushbury and finally back to Penraevon.

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We hope it will make an interesting read following the repair, renovation and restoration process . We also hope it will become a legacy which will live alongside Penraevon itself.

Happy reading! if you want to drop us a line email us at hello@penraevon.co.uk

Interior

Inside the house
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Bathroom reveal

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Bathroom Reveal (en suite) We have finished! The en suite has been created, we can present the bathroom reveal. Small spaces are difficult to…

Exterior

Windows, stonework, roof, paintwork they all need doing
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Autumn light

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Autumn Light I have a new phone which has the best camera. It also has this little nifty feature, so please forgive my indulgence….

History

Who built Penraevon, when and who lived here?
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Newton Park Estate

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Newton Park Estate The Newton Park Estate is a Victorian Residential Development, in North Leeds and has been a conservation area since the 1970’s….

Products

All the things we have found for the house
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Roman Wool Blinds

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Roman Wool Blinds Our house is has big windows and has high ceilings. The more help in cutting the cold down the better.Our windows are…

Garden

From lawn to garden

Coach House

...or derelict garage