Man Transforms 'Dungeon' Basement Into Stunning £475,000 Property
When Jamie Barrow bought his basement apartment in Bath, UK, he said it was like a 'dungeon' being left to rot.
Fast-forward to the present day, and the flat is on the market for almost half a million quid after three years of hard graft.
Professional snowboarder Jamie was working in renovation to keep himself busy during the summer months when he first came across the rundown basement of the Grade I listed townhouse, where he was working on the top floor.
Speaking to Somerset Live, the 28-year-old said: "It had no electrics or water and had been used as storage mostly. It has still got the coal hatch and some of the walls still bear the markings of that today.
"We knew there was a basement down there but we weren't allowed access to it as it was in such a bad way. There was no access to the garden which was completely overgrown and we had no idea what real size it was.
"I just thought it was a real shame that it was being left to rot and ruin, it's a stunning building in the centre of Bath."
He set about turning the place in 2017 and now it is finally complete - and unrecognisable. As well as being remarkably bright and airy for a basement property, Jamie also ensured the renovation was authentic.
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He said: "At first going down their was quite scary, it was such a dungeon, it was so dark and you could easily get spooked but now it's amazing. One of the things I was most proud about was replacing the flooring on the lower floor with Bath Stone.
"At some point in its history people had replaced what we believe must have been Bath stone flooring (like in the upstairs bedroom) and put down a variation of left over stones, basically, and most were missing.
"We were able to identify - to the best of our knowledge - the original Bath stone flooring in the upstairs bedroom as a Base bed stone, most likely from the local mine currently run by The Bath Stone Group in Limply Stoke.
"As Bath stone flooring is not something you can just order from a shop, we actually went down the mine and saw our stone get taken directly from the ground to a local stone mason in Bath, who then cut it in to the flooring you see now.
"I feel this is a lot more authentic for a building like this and very proud with how it has turned out."
The property could be yours for £475,000 ($597,093) and you can check out the listing here.
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