The British mother-of-three Caroline Quinn, 33, and her husband Mark wanted to buy a house and considered various options. One of them was a derelict Victorian mansion that even their real estate agent was afraid to show them. The villa had long been hidden in the thicket, and there was no plumbing or heating inside. When Quinn stepped inside, she immediately felt at home. A year later, the mansion was transformed into a stunning family home.
Caroline Quinn and her husband Mark bought a derelict Victorian mansion in the British countryside
To see the house, they had to wade through the thickets hiding the building for years.
The house had no plumbing or heating
The real estate agent was reluctant to show the property not even hoping anyone would buy it.
Caroline fell in love with the house at first sight
The woman could see this home's potential and imagined how it could be renovated.
The couple bought the mansion and completely renovated it
The huge house cost them $600,000, and after the renovation, the agent valued it at $1.2 million.
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The couple decided to keep the Victorian style and add bright accents
The first thing they did was to cut down bushes and clean up an area in front of the house
Caroline has shown what the place looked like before and after the renovation
A roomy study has been created upstairs
New bright colors have been added to the laundry
Now Quinn has a perfect kitchen
And a spacious bathroom
Caroline boasts of having bought an expensive bathtub at a huge discount
The pink front door is another bright accent
After the renovation the house features have five bedrooms, a bathroom, the kitchen, a study, and a large hallway.
There was an old barn behind the house that was joined to the main house during the renovation
In the process of renovation, a modern outbuilding appeared in the backyard, which joined the house and the barn.
The couple converted it into a movie theater and gym
In May 2018, the couple, along with their three children, moved into their dream home. Caroline says that from the very beginning she knew what their mansion would look like. Now she is a little sad that the renovations are over and recalls with a smile that busy but enjoyable time. Together with her husband, they have put their heart and soul into this house, and the old mansion has got a new life.
Source: Daily Mail
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