The Perfect Table

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Something is not right

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Summer Garden 2018

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Architectural Plans

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Before and after downstairs loo

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Back Lane Wildlife Corridor

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Renovation of a Victorian Home

History

Who built Penraevon, when and who lived here?

Architectural Plans

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Architectural plans and the extension Our house was always believed to have been built by the firm Chorley and Connon as they had built…

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Interior

Kitchen, Bathroom Bedrooms

Garden

From lawn to garden

Summer Garden 2018

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It’s summer and the garden is bursting with colour and buzzing with wildlife.  It’s three and a half years since we bought the house…

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Exterior

Windows, stonework, roof, paintwork they all need doing

Products

All the things we have found for the house

The Perfect Table

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The Perfect Table We need somewhere to sit, we had created a new garden by putting in railings and flower beds but there was…

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Coach House

...or derelict garage

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