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Labour of love

Lisa and Alex Homer embarked on a 10-year rollercoaster of highs, lows and relentless hard work to bring a dilapidated country hall in North Yorkshire back to life
PHOTOS DAVE BURTON

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NAMES Alex & Lisa Homer

OCCUPATIONS Chauffer & luxury bed and breakfast owner

LOCATION North Yorkshire

TYPE OF PROJECT Renovation

STYLE Georgian, with a Victorian wing

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Stone

PROJECT ROUTE Homeowner project managed alongside contractors

PLOT SIZE 3.5 acres

LAND COST £800,000

BOUGHT 2010

HOUSE SIZE 604m2

PROJECT COST £502,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £831

TOTAL COST £1,300,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED 2010

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Build It is the UK's most practical magazine for self builders and renovators looking to create their dream home. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside this issue: - Vote for Britain's best home of 2018 - Energy saving windows - How to build your own home for under £200k - Getting the most from your builder - Smart kitchen tech - Front door cost guide ... and more!