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The own­ers

so­phie Wait­ing, an ar­chi­tec­tural il­lus­tra­tor, her hus­band Bob, who owns a drainage busi­ness, their three chil­dren Macy, 14, Joss, 12, and tom, four, and a menagerie of pets in­clud­ing dogs, cats and chick­ens

The prop­erty

a con­verted barn with at­tached cot­tage in Pen­dle hill, Lan­cashire

pro­ject cost


In the kitchen, re­claimed ma­te­ri­als and mod­ern blue units mix old with new and cre­ate a con­trast with the brick walls. Metal light­ing gives an in­dus­trial edge, while trea­sures like vin­tage let­ters, school science lab stools and an etched an­tique door re­claimed from a pub add char­ac­ter. Units, Ebay. For sim­i­lar in­dus­trial and vin­tage light shades and fur­ni­ture, try retro Bri­tish

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