The property - Late Victorian house in Hove, East Sussex, UK
The Story - Originally an old people's home, sectioned off into 20 rooms, this property presented a huge challenge to furniture maker Paul Soden and his wife Alex.
The couple, who run Brighton store Second Seed, bought the 4-storey house in East Sussex 18 months ago, convinced they'd found their dream home. 'A flash of deja vu - that's what happened,' says Alex. 'I knew we belonged here, even though the task in front of us was crazy.'
The sheer scale of the renovation wasn't for the faint-hearted, but the couple's dogged instincts - along with inspiration from architect Paula Barnes - meant they completed the project in just 6 months.
Walls were knocked down, fittings ripped out and underfloor heating installed. Once they had stripped the house down to its original shell, they began salvaging antique furniture, repainting floorboards and creating a unique family home.
Now the property boasts 6 beautiful bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a shower room, a spacious kitchen-diner, a cosy living room, an office and a utility room.
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