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Through the keyhole of 3 stunning house renovations

PUBLISHED: 11:08 19 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:22 19 August 2016

South Green House, Southwold

South Green House, Southwold

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From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

The living room is decorated with pale green touches. Photograph: William GoddardThe living room is decorated with pale green touches. Photograph: William Goddard

The Cotswolds

The beautiful country garden overflowing with wild flowers, butterflies and bees was the initial attraction to a five-bed in Tewkesbury for Yvonne and her husband Graham. But the masses of potential this spacious home offered were a major selling point too.

It was out with the cold coloured walls, dated kitchen and inefficient wood burner, and in with a replacement bathroom, extended kitchen and upholstered curtains (yes, really). Not a single room was left unscathed, and the house is now a complete and cosy family home.

Take a look at some inspiring shots from the interior of this Cotswold renovation.

The dining table (Photo: Matt Austin)The dining table (Photo: Matt Austin)

Honiton, Devon

Little experience and a tight budget didn’t stop determined couple Annie and Nigel Laing, from building their dream home in the picturesque village of Honiton in Devon. A quick sketch drawn by Annie provided the foundations for this eco-friendly self-build.

From a ten-acre patch of land to a spectacular East Devon home, Annie and Nigel’s abode has large windows that absorb the surrounding countryside, a rustic decor and there’s plenty of space for entertaining the whole family.

You can take a tour of this wonderful building for free in the latest edition of Life at Home.

South Green House, SouthwoldSouth Green House, Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk

In Southwold, an early 19th century Georgian building has been transformed into a colourful and modern guest house owned by Karen and Kevin Keable. The seaside escape is just a stone’s throw from the sandy beaches of Suffolk and the views are incredible.

The 1970s décor has been replaced with a trendy new kitchen, a Farrow & Ball colour scheme and an abundance of brightly coloured furniture ranging from boutique beds to industrial chairs in the dining room.

Take a peek through the keyhole of this renovated period property.

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