Castello Heron

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The wedding, the honey moon, the new job and now…..new house. Can i shout ‘Bingo’ yet? oh wait, puppies and offspring….so no, not bingo yet (thankfully)

Castello Heron is a project. By project I mean imagination is required when you step across the thresh hold. The property hasn’t left the 70’s with its deep red carpets, multi layer thick padded wallpaper (in every room) and its chip shop style kitchen. In fact, on removing some of this ghastly wallpaper we saw the names of the previous owners and the date of ‘August 1977’.

Are we developers? No. Do we have experience of doing up a house? No. Are we going to give it a go? Yes. Are we going to make mistakes? YES definitely

But we will have some fun.

chip_shop_kitchen

chip_shop_kitchen

1977_living_room

1977_living_room

Yes – that is a McDonald’s you spy – how else are you to welcome a new house?

So there is a lot of work to do with this house – most of it cosmetic but the kitchen may be some else all together – watch this space!

Although a big project and something that will require us to spend a lot of time in addition to training and full time work, it will be worth it. Having a home for me and my wife will be incredible and having the practice to then take onto our forever after house (where ever and when ever that will be) will be invaluable.

One note before I go, having to gut a house down to its bear bones does provide the opportunity to make finds under floor boards and behind walls. One of which is an amazing 1950’s fire place still retaining its original waterheating pipes.

Before we started to investigate the electric fire place stood out in the living room, taking up quite a bit of room. neither me or Kim liked the fire place so it had to go.

On removing the electric fire place we found a rotted piece of plasterboard….what could be behind it???

fireplace_before

fireplace_before

fireplace_after

fireplace_after

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it.

Enjoy the coming updates and wish us luck!

 

-Mr H

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