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Homes Under the Hammer buyer transforms listed building into ‘cosy’ family home for £14k


On the episode of Homes Under the Hammer, presenter Martel Maxwell was impressed with the Grade II listed house which was located in Cheshire. Martel said: “Just off this road, one of the busiest into the centre of Crewe, you wouldn’t really expect to find a property like the one I’m here to see today. This is not your average semi, it’s a Grade II listed, three-bedroom house.”

The property, located just outside Crewe in Weston, had a guide price of £110,000.

It lied within the Duchy of Lancaster’s Cheshire estate.

Martel added: “Something tells me this is going to be really interesting.”

Upon entering the house, viewers could see the Gothic archway as well as the interior of the home.

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Martel said: “The home isn’t just for him [Christian], he met Emily, who’s from Seattle, whilst she was doing missionary work at his local church, and it’s safe to say they hit it off.”

The old fireplace in the living room had been opened out, and a new log burner was installed.

Martel said it creates a “very cosy” living area.

The living room also had other touches including houseplants and soft furnishings such as patterned curtains and matching cushions.

Next door, the kitchen had been transformed into a country-style space, with wooden worktops and cream cupboards.

After renovating the whole home, Christian said he managed to keep costs £1,000 under his £15,000 budget.

Two local estate agents visited the home after completion to share their thoughts on the property and how much it could sell for if Christian took it to market.

One of the experts said: “The property has been beautifully restored, particularly the brand new kitchen. It’s had all the brickwork upstairs exposed, you’ve got the nice fireplaces there, and the front garden’s been done to a really nice standard as well.”

The other estate agent said Christian had “done a great job” in restoring the property.

If taken to market, the experts said it could sell for up to £200,000.

With this figure, there was a potential £46,000 profit to be made.

With a guide price of £110,000, the property value also increased by £90,000.

However, Christian said that he was going to live in the home for the foreseeable future.



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