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Foundations for Families Contest - Final Results Are In!
4th Mar 2012 at 5:40 PM
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Round 2 Entry - The Lewis Family
I was going to wait and post it later but need to patch my game... you all know exactly what I mean... :-)
As you can see I wanted to make the fascia of my building look unusual but obviously don't have the luxury of being able to use extra walls, cfe etc so have 'cheated'. The front of the house was made using cc and a fence (the awesims cornice).
Recently purchased by the Lewis family, the Old Railway Hotel is now a luxurious family home.
Built in the Victorian era next to a railway station, this building spent the next 100 years as a hotel. Layton & Lucinda Lewis fell in love with the crumbling old house and took a chance at auction, buying the property cheaply. After some initial structural work and a lot of decorating, their home is now ready for use. The couple were determined to keep the restoration faithful to it's Victorian heritage and spent many a weekend trawling reclamation yards picking up original pieces like radiators. Lucinda particularly prizes the stained glass window in the kitchen which she found on eBay! Their home also displays souvenirs and oddities picked up on their travels.
Entering the original reception of the hotel, the original tile flooring is the main focus. Hidden by a screen, the area now has use as a small study. The central area is now a family room and the lounge has been divided into two areas, one for television and the other for relaxation and use of the open fire.
With 3 teenage daughters, the upper floor layout was perfect for the family, having 4 bedrooms, one with ensuite and the others with their own small dressing rooms. It also boasts a large bathroom.
Lara, the tomboy of the family, has decorated her room to reflect her love of sport.
Leanne's room is a perfect reading space with plenty of shelving and cosy beanbag chairs. There is even a quiet reading area on the landing outside too.
Lorrie's room is a reflection of her love of music, displaying posters and several musical instruments.
The kitchen diner has been designed using the original cabinets and second-hand furnishings found in antiques auctions.
The original gardens were a task to tame as were very overgrown, the 'maze-style' garden especially. It is now a tranquil haven of relaxation.
I have shown the gardens on this picture as there are several bedroom close-ups here.
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