‘We rebuilt our home's extension'
Ideal Home UK|October 2021
When they bought the dated property in 2017, Caroline and Gustavo Ordonez-Sanz set out to create their traditional-meets-contemporary home
CAROLINE EDNIE

Welcome to our home

Caroline and Gustavo Ordonez-Sanz, a medical physicist and financial risk manager, live here with their three children.

THE PROPERTY

A five-bedroom Victorian villa in Stirling, Scotland

WHAT IT COST

Extension........£132,000

Landscaping.....£18,000

Central heating...£12,000

Rewiring..............£7,000

Window repair.....£16,500

Fireplaces...........£8,000

Damp proofing...£8,000

Other works......£54,720

TOTAL ..........£256,220

When Caroline and Gustavo Ordonez-Sanz decided to leave London after living and working there for seven years, they chose to return to Caroline’s hometown of Stirling in Scotland. ‘We yearned for a less busy lifestyle, less commuting and more space for our growing family,’ says Caroline. They were lucky enough to buy a handsome, Scottish category C listed, Victorian semi-detached villa in a conservation area of the city.

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