Legacy of Penraevon

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Trade Entrance in detail

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water trough garden

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The Perfect Table

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Something is not right

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Summer Garden 2018

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Renovation of a Victorian Home

Penraevon is an Arts and Crafts Home in Leeds. It was an office for the past 60 years but now it is being turned into a home. As featured in the Yorkshire Post

History

Who built Penraevon, when and who lived here?

Legacy of Penraevon

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When researching the history of the house and especially the name Penraevon you come across strange pieces of information which are all factually true…

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Interior

Kitchen, Bathroom Bedrooms

Garden

From lawn to garden

water trough garden

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Water Trough Garden We want to introduce a water feature to the courtyard garden, despite being South facing it is a shady area in…

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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