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Adding an extra storey for just £59,000


When Will and Vanessa Rome bought a rundown 1930s bungalow back in 2010, on their return from working overseas, they had their hearts set on completing a major project. “We wanted somewhere in the west of the Isle of Wight with a unique feel but were limited by our budget,” explains Will.

The bungalow was situated on a heavily overgrown plot at the end of a long unmade lane. “It was almost untouched, although it had been underpinned in one corner,” says Will. “It was covered in pebble dash and had an illegal loft conversion. It was awful but it had land, which is rare, and there’s no light pollution here.”

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