Repair Restore Renovate

Repair, Restore or Renovate When we started on this journey we used the words repair, restore and renovate interchangeably. We just wanted the house…

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Chapel Allerton or Chapeltown

Chapel Allerton Chapeltown Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown are two areas of North Leeds both contained within the Chapel Allerton Boundary Ward. They used to…

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The Tradesman’s Entrance

The Tradesman’s entrance Our side door was originally the Tradesman’s entrance. For people visiting the house not grand enough to use the front door,…

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The art of decoration

The art of decoration The secret to curating your own art collection is to acquire, create and buy art that means something to you….

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A Poet Goes North

A Poet Goes North This is a beautiful film with the poet John Betjeman wandering the streets of Leeds. It is interesting to see…

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Yorkshire Style

It’s a Yorkshire thing We have just been featured in the Yorkshire Post, which was very flattering,  they wanted to know about our renovation philosophy….

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Heritage Open Day

St Martins Church St Martins Church was built as part of the Newton Park Estate in 1881, it features in the wedding of one…

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New carpet

New Carpet Quality control A new carpet is a lovely thing. We have recently fitted one in my office, it is a lovely grey…

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Wood burning Stove

Wood burning Stove (Log burner) Our house is expensive to heat. It is costly due to a combination of size, height of ceilings, draughts…

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The Vestibule

Creating the Vestibule What is a vestibule? it’s a small entrance hall between the outer door and the interior. Our house used to have…

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Laundry Room

Upstairs Laundry Room A laundry room upstairs? surely you want that downstairs says nearly everyone. I then explain that most of our washing is…

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