Take a look around this coastal-style home in Wales

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  • This 1920s five-bedroom house in Wales was bought 12 years ago by a local magazine editor and her husband, a civil engineer. It was in a bad state of repair and everything needed doing. Over the years they have extended with a loft conversion and a conservatory to provide extra space for the family.

    They first spotted the house 12 years ago when they were driving around the area looking for properties but it had a ‘Sold’ sign up outside. The next day there was a ‘For Sale’ one instead, so they rushed to see the estate agent to organise a viewing.

    Previously it had been owned by an elderly woman and was in a bad state of repair. ‘Everything needed doing,’ say the owners, ‘but we could see the potential it had to become a proper family home. It had a 1960s boiler, virtually no kitchen, beige and orange carpets everywhere and handrails in the bathroom, but you could hear the seagulls and it was just minutes from the water.’

    For the first few years they modernised their new home and redecorated the entire house, before taking on some more extensive renovations when their children were older.

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