The House

Our 1930’s Dream

The original house
This is the estate agent’s photo

This is it. Our little, terracotta, neglected home. One thing that I have to say about this house is that as soon as we saw it, we fell in love. Both of us could see the potential this house had. It just needed a massive face lift. On the outside, the porch is falling down (as it had no foundations apparently) and the wood is rotted, it’s unfortunately terracotta, the window frames are brown, it has the original roof and it potentially needs new render. So far, we have changed a handful of those things! But, they are on the cards for some point in the future. However, the original 1930’s door was what sold it to us. It was faded a mustard yellow but the style and the glass were both so beautiful.

The Door We Fell In Love With

The 1930’s door is one of the only original features left in the house. A few people suggested installing a new one, that’s more efficient and secure, but we never could never bring ourselves to remove it. It belongs here. We knew it needed some serious TLC but that’s easily sorted with a heat gun and some fresh paint.

The Layout

Inside is your typical 1930s layout. There is a good sized living room complete with a bay window. The dining room, towards the back of the house, and beside it was the old galley kitchen. Attached to the back of the house is a slowly collapsing lean to building that includes a small utility and a very dark and dated loo.

We often get asked about the size of our rooms so if you’re wondering, here you go:

  • Hallway: 3.9m x 2.04m
  • Living room: 3.76m x 4.30m
  • Dining room: 3.74m x 3.74m
  • Kitchen: 2.73m x 2.03m
  • Bathroom: 2.52m x 2.01m
  • Bedroom one 3.43m x 4.24m
  • Bedroom two is 3.76m x 3.73m
  • Box room is 2.57m x 2.39m

Some Original Pictures