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27th October, 2017

Grand designs projects - homes to renovate and inspire

Grand designs projects - homes to renovate and inspire

Renovation projects must be some of the worlds most inspirational homes. They offer a chance to transform a forgotten country cottage or an old school house into a cool contemporary space. Here we round up properties in need of some TLC or a major makeover. But if you prefer to just move in, there are grand designs to suit all budges and all tastes. Enjoy our latest roundup with homes even in South Africa and Barcelona.


1. Futuristic: The Swiss Chalet, Surrey

Surrounded by acres of parkland which are protected by English Heritage this unique and historic five floor, four bedroom property has been restored and interiorly designed the swiss chalet. It has a luxurious concept design with an Italian/German kitchen.


2. Grand designs go green: Arbutus Drive, Bristol


A unique contemporary detached home. This property is one of Bristol`s most stand out and stand alone houses. The development is also within a few miles of Bristol City Centre. It has four bedrooms.


3. Renovation project: Holly Lodge, Cobham

This property is the perfect renovation project. Arranged over four floors there are two spacious reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and scullery. The property has six bedrooms.


4. School rules: Institute Place, East London


Stunning split-level loft apartment in a former east London school. The property has two great size bedrooms, and two separate bathrooms the property has an incredible living space and comes with a split level mezzanine floor which can be used as live/work space, guest area, or even as large wardrobe and dressing area.


5. Penthouse renovation: Eixample Derecho, Barcelona

This spectacular penthouse in Barcelona is in need of renovation but the fantastic possibility to create a dream floor. The terraces located at the same level show the majesty of Barcelona, being able to see all the emblematic buildings of the Condal city.


6. Life on the edge: Llanpit Mawr, Marine Walk, Fishguard


This property appeared on 'Homes by the sea'. It has a spectacular design and location. The property has been renovated and has flexible living accommodation for a large or multi-generational family, has an established income from the annexe holiday let, but also offers potential as a fabulous boutique B&B or amazingly located restaurant with rooms.


7. A place in the sun: Constantia Upper

This property in South Africa offers a peaceful setting with stunning interior. Sit back on the inviting covered patio and enjoy the views over the horse paddocks. Enjoy walks from your door into the greenbelt and Groot Constantia Vineyards. This unique home is one of a three set on over four acres.


8. Country chic: Heddfan, Llwyndafydd, Newquay, Ceredigion

This property was a disused farm building but has been turned into an outstanding four/five bedroom home. It has stunning landscaped gardens and paddocks.


9. Country retreat: Close To Bewl Water, Wadhurst

Beumans cottage overlooks Bewl reservoir and would be perfect for someone looking to modernise it. The property has amazing potential to be transformed into a dream home with lovely views over to the waters edge. Set in 2.5 acres of mature country gardens and grassed paddock with wild meadow flowers and mature trees, there is even the possibility of looking to extend the home, subject to the required planning consents.


10. Georgian conversion: Pantygelli, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire


Triley Court is a historic Grade II Listed Georgian House which has been converted by the award winning developers, Brownfield Green. The development offers six Georgian and Victorian town houses and three cottages.


For more properties like this please visit www.fineandcountry.com








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