Worth the wait
25 Beautiful Homes|October 2021
Taking the time to plan a stunning, light-filled extension to their home paid off handsomely for Laura and Kevin Purdy
AMELIA THORPE

Tempted by the generous, high-ceilinged rooms, Laura and Kevin bought their three-storey Victorian house nine years ago. Determined to refresh its dated decor, the couple, both graphic designers, immediately began an extensive refurbishment project. ‘We started at the top of the house and painstakingly worked our way down, tackling all the renovations ourselves,’ says Laura. ‘We blitzed everything as fast as we could, but by now we had two young children, so our progress wasn’t speedy.’

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