The blank canvas is now a picture perfect home
WHEN artist and maker Richard Gowland first viewed his house, he was thrilled by the prospect of renovation.
The property represented a blank canvas ready primed for all his ideas and now, 16 years, later it is a work of art and craftsmanship.
Richard says: “When I bought it there were holes in the roof and it was in a bad way. There had been a sitting tenant but she must’ve lived in the basement room because the rest of the house wasn’t really habitable.
“I’ve renovated a lot of houses before and I knew this could be very special. I also loved the fact it was made from handmade brick.” marble tiling in a checkerboard pattern.
Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor, where there is a central hall giving access to the breakfast kitchen with fitted units, anteroom with built-in pine cupboard, pantry and coal house.
There is also access to a garden room containing a well with a period stone trough and pump. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a staircase leading to the second floor which has an attic room giving access to the newly fitted bathroom.
Outside, there is a raised seating area with herringbone brick floor with steps down to the garden room.
At the rear, there is an enclosed garden laid to lawn with fruit trees, plus parking area with a detached garage.
Richard is selling to buy a property with workshops for his expanding business Idiom Design, www.idiom-design.com
Richard Gowland’s home is testament to his artistic skill and craftsmanship.
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