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S OMEONE once wrote “home is where the heart is”. If you want proof, than look no fur­ther than this home in Wood­end. Built in the early 1900s, the house bears the name Pen Y Llech­wedd, which is Welsh for “house on a hill­top”. The wooden Queens­lan­der was de­signed by ar­chi­tect Ge­orge Brock­well Gill for Fred­er­ick Goleby’s daugh­ter Maud John­son (nee Goleby) and Maud’sher hus­band­fa­ther was Arthura promi­nen­tJohn­son. lo­cal busi­ness­man, and for nine years served on Ip­swich City Coun­cil, in­clud­ing one year as mayor. When Adam and Ni­cole Cox were look­ing to move closer to Ip­swich to save hours of driv­ing to and from Wiven­hoe for their five chil­dren, the house in Waghorn St was a dream come true. six-week ex­ten­siveBe­fore time­line,mov­ing ren­o­va­tion,in, which they in­clud­ing­was­set them­selvesto up­dat­ing un­der­take the a an work­shop while in­stalling four bed­rooms, bath­room and laun­dry un­der the house, along with im­prov­ing the en­tire top level. For­tu­nately for them, Adam is a reg­is­tered builder so he knew what he was do­ing. The re­sult was a home that not only looks mod­ern, but re­tains the his­tory of the house

PHOTO: DAVID NIELSEN

Pen YLlech­wedd is a home with an in­cred­i­ble his­tory and has been re­stored to her full po­ten­tial by the Cox fam­ily

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