Amazing photographs reveal complete transformation of 'time warp' home sold for just £363k – now worth £1.3million | The Sun

TAKE a look at these phenomenal photographs which reveal the complete transformation of a "time warp" home that's now worth £1.3million.

The sprawling seven-bedroom pad in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, became an eyesore after it was left to rot for years.

Shocking snaps show the weathered mansion, situated on one of the poshest streets in Penarth, smothered by its overgrown garden.

Its windows were boarded up while huge holes had formed in the roof and a section of the facade had disappeared.

And it only got worse after opening the front door – as the pad had been used as a dumping ground for a hoard of items.

An eerie hallway littered with junk and adorned with outdated carpet is the first sight to scare away house hunters.


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Cobwebs clung to a heap of decaying furniture in one room with discoloured walls, while other areas had been doused in pigeon poo.

Mountains of clutter covered the floor of the reception room that appeared to have been ransacked.

Gaping holes in the ceiling had resulted in floods of rainwater seeping through, creating catastrophic structural problems.

On the upper floor, junk continued to engulf the entirety of the space, while ancient appliances remained as a reminder of the previous owner's life.

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It was put up for auction with little hope anyone would take on the mammoth job of revitalising the once-grand home.

Director of Auction House Wales, Marc Morrish, told bidders that stepping inside may trigger "fear of the unknown".

"Once inside it is pretty much a time warp; old furniture is present along with clothing hung up inside which include old sheepskin coats and other retro looking items," he explained.

But he admitted he had often noticed the property himself and viewed it as a great "opportunity" it could be for someone to "bring it back to life".

Unbelievably, an anonymous buyer snapped up the dilapidated home in February last year for £363,000 and began works to revive the neglected mansion.

They rallied a team with a strong stomach, including architect Jessica Lyons, to get rid of its entire contents and restore the seven-bed home to its former glory.

Jessica explained: "When looking at the photos it was obvious that the property needed a serious amount of work, but upon visiting the site, we realised it was going to be quite a bit more of a project.

"It was eerie, like time had stood still. We couldn't imagine how someone had been living there all this time in such an unsafe environment.

But the team didn't feel "daunted" by the gruelling project and were instead brimming with "excitement" for its extraordinary potential.

"We were confident that we could bring life and charm back into the property again," Jessica added.

Renovation and rebuilding then began, with the team forced to start from scratch as "nothing in the property was salvageable."

An extension was also added to bring new dimensions to the property, while crucial structural work began to make it safe, secure and watertight.

A local stonemasons, Vault Stone, recreated the ornate stonework of the front of the home to restore the damaged facade.

New walls, floors, windows, and staircases followed, while a former outbuilding was transformed into a stunning summerhouse.

Extraordinary pictures now show the incredible transformation of the formerly filthy property – that is now the jewel in the crown of the swanky street.

It is now a sleek and chic palace for the determined buyer, adorned with neutral decor and top-of-the-range appliances.

An inky blue kitchen was installed, which contrasts perfectly against the soft tones that run through the pad.

Stunning bay windows in the living room welcome floods of light in, while a charming black fireplace takes centre stage.

The upstairs is also barely recognisable, as it has been kitted out with striking accessories and has heaps of space to relax in.

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Although the rebuild went overbudget, Jessica says the team were "very proud" of the result.

The now six-bedroom abode that was saved from its doomed fate is now on the market for £1,370,000.

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