Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A meticulous renovation – peek inside this Lincoln home

Built in the mid-1800s, this home has undergone a painstaking transformation to create what you see today. Having lived at the property for ten years, Gilly Henson, who owns her own interior design company (Gilly Henson Design), has completed an immense amount of work.

She said: “When I bought the property it was two flats. I completely renovated it, taking the floors up for damp proof, putting on a new roof, adding a kitchen extension and more. It has been completely rejuvenated, but I ensured as many of the home’s original features were kept as possible.”

Stepping into the south-facing property, which is decorated to perfection and bathed in light thanks to large Georgian windows, one will begin in the entrance hall, which is flanked by two reception rooms, one of which hosts timber varnished floors and an open fireplace with a concrete and slate half wooden mantle, while the other has an electric log burner and fitted storage.

Continuing through the home, the kitchen diner is next. The bright room features a tiled floor, extensive fitted units with appliances including an American style fridge freezer, a twin smeg oven, seven ring gas burner, extractor fan, fitted dishwasher, stainless steel sink, chrome mixer taps, as well as dual aspect casement windows and bi-fold doors which lead to a terrace. A utility room is connected with a Belfast sink, fitted storage and cupboard containing a washer dryer, alongside a WC. The pristine property also has a cellar.

Travelling up to the first floor, one will discover two bedrooms. This includes the master, which has an open Victorian fireplace with a timber mantle and an ensuite bathroom with a tiled floor, chrome heated towel rail, his and hers porcelain sinks with mixer taps, low level WC, and bath with chrome mixer taps and shower head attachment. The master also holds a dressing room.

Ascending to the third floor another two bedrooms, both of which host fitted wardrobes, await. There is also a shower room with tiled floor and walls, a chrome heated towel rail, mirrored splash back, contemporary wash hand basin and vanity unit, and walk-in mains shower.

Moving outside, the property offers a variety of spaces across different levels, including an office and storage areas. Gilly explained: “There’s the big terrace outside the kitchen where you can have lunch and a drink in the evenings, and then we have the lower terrace which is private and really nice for coffee. Then at the top there is the roof terrace which is warm all year round and very private. When it’s hot you can sunbathe up there or have a nice cold drink. We also like to sit out there at night. It’s another area where you can really enjoy the views the property has to offer across Lincoln. When there are no leaves on the trees in the autumn you can see the Cathedral and the old Medieval Bishops’ Palace.”

Despite her meticulous work to make the property what it is today, Gilly is now selling the home. The house is on the market with Mount and Minster at a guide price of £650,000.

See this piece in full in the May edition of Lincolnshire Today here.

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