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Uncovering the past

Annika and Rach Overton-Hope transformed their fusty carpeted hallway and landing into a Victorian dream, befitting their elegant home

Tell us about the house? It took us two years of house-hunting to find our 1875 Victorian semidetached home. It was renovated in the 1960s, but over the last 60 years everything had just fallen apart. We had ivy growing around and under the gas pipes, threatening to pull them off the walls; a hole in the roof; buckets in the bedrooms – you name it and we probably had it! We weren’t looking for a project house, but as soon as we walked in the front door we knew that we weren’t about to let go of it.

I (Annika) am a planner and it takes me a while to get

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