The Guest Room

Read More

Black Hall

Read More

Inspiration

Read More

Bathroom before and after

Read More

June Garden 2017

Read More

Spring Garden 2017

Read More

Renovation Victorian Home

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.

Penraevon

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

Kitchen, Bathroom Bedrooms

The Guest Room

by

The Guest Room – A sneaky peek I wish decorating a room was as simple as choosing a colour scheme. Unfortunately in our house…

Share

Exterior

Windows, stonework, roof, paintwork they all need doing

June Garden 2017

by

When all the hard work feels like it’s really starting to pay off! A gorgeous warm day and a beautiful evening in the courtyard….

Share

History

Who built Penraevon, when and who lived here?

Newton Park Estate

by

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

Share

Products

All the things we have found for the house

Inspiration

by

Inspiration When will inspiration strike? another room needs decorating bring out the paint charts. Fortunately we are just back from a holiday in Italy….

Share

Garden

From lawn to garden

June Garden 2017

by

When all the hard work feels like it’s really starting to pay off! A gorgeous warm day and a beautiful evening in the courtyard….

Share

Coach House

...or derelict garage