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Homes In View | A Voyage of Discovery


The family room was the fi rst they tackled, because it’s always been the hub of the house.


ABOVE: The family room sees most of the action, especially when the grandchildren are around.


ABOVE LEFT: Jen prefers the soft lighting produced by table lamps.


LEFT: A vibrant purple armchair adds a welcome splash of colour.


14 Traditional Homes & Interiors | December 2010 – January 2011


but their offer was accepted and they’ve never looked back. Contracts were exchanged in 1976 and they moved in. Actually, it was the builders who moved in! The whole house needed re-wiring and it wasn’t until October that it was ready for the family to take up residence. Renovating the house has been a voyage of


discovery, with one of the most rewarding fi nds being the original black and white tiles beneath the hallway carpet. It was while he was retrieving these that Rod noticed the strange angle between the hallway walls – this indicated that the original building had been added to at some point. He now believes, having looked at the relevant records,


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